Dry stone wall workshop
Ever wondered who built the beautiful dry stone wall on Range Road and other locations around the Southern Highlands? The chances are it was Simon Badway.
And now you can learn the ancient and beautiful craft of dry stone walling from the master himself.
Join our special 2 day workshop: Beginners on Saturday Feb 29th, Intermediate on Sunday 1 March. Or do both!
Date: 29 Feb/1 March 2020
9am – 4pm: Lunch, refreshments, gloves, materials and gravity included
$185 / person/day incl GST, or $350 for 2 days
Ashton Park: 6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
Learn from this master-artisan as he shares his love of this beautiful ancient art-form. Simon will guide you in the skills you need to tackle your own project with confidence.
Under his expert eye you’ll have the satisfaction of finishing your own stretch of dry stone wall here at Ashton Park.
And if you already have some experience, the Intermediate Workshop on Sunday is the chance to really hone your skills and tackle details such as wall ends and small arches.
What you can expect:
Be welcomed to Ashton Park with scones, tea and coffee, while Simon takes us through the plan for the day.
Have an overview of the theory and technique, before donning the gloves and heading through the orchard and kitchen garden to the paddock.
Under Simon’s instruction, work in pairs on your own stretch of the wall. Simon will show us how to make solid foundations and keep to a nice straight line as we add height to the wall.
After a delicious lunch in the Barn, head back to the wall to consolidate the morning’s lessons and place some finishing touches on your segment.
Finish the day with a reviving drink and go home inspired and confident to tackle some of the ideas you have for your own home.