Willow deer making workshop

Weave your own ornamental willow deer at our fun and easy-to-follow workshop.

Willow deer making


22 and 23 November 2019 (SOLD OUT)

13 December 2019 (SOLD OUT) 


10am – 4.30pm


Meet at the Wakehurst Visitor Centre



Wakehurst and Kew members: £80.10

Parking and refreshments of tea, coffee and cake are included

Adults only/18+

Join us to discover the secrets of using hedgerow materials from Wakehurst’s beautiful woodlands to create a stunning willow deer that will add a wonderful sculptural element to your garden.

You will be shown, step by step, how to weave willow, coppiced hazel and other hedgerow materials by workshop leader Martin Brockman.

About the workshop leader

Martin has 30 years’ experience working in environmental arts, creating sculptures and working as a workshop leader and educator. He has created artworks in the UK on beaches, in woodlands, and city centres, as well as galleries. Martin has a BA Hons in Three-Dimensional Design Ceramics and a PGCE in Art and Design. 

Last year he created stunning figure sculptures for Glow Wild, our winter lantern festival, which were located on the Mansion Pond at Wakehurst.

Important information

  • Please note, lunch is not provided. You may enjoy a packed lunch in our gardens, or buy food from one of our cafés or restaurant.
  • Attendees will take home a large willow deer on the day, so do consider transportation.
  • The workshops will be undercover but outside so please dress for the weather.