Nettle appreciation workshop

Nettle Appreciation workshop

Lackford Lakes: Come and explore the wonderful world of stinging nettles with local enthusiast Fay Jones and discover why they might just be the most useful plant in the UK.

Event details

Meeting point

Learning Centre


A static map of Nettle Appreciation workshop

About the event

After a 50-minute talk about their ecology and uses, you will have a practical workshop on nettles and make your own cordage, dye samples and nettle pesto.

During the day, you will also have a chance to sample a range of nettle-based refreshments and hunt out nettle-reliant invertebrates on the beautiful Lackford Lakes reserve. 

Please note we will be picking fresh nettles so please wear long sleeves and bring gloves. As you will be spending time outdoors, please come suitably prepared for the weather and wear stout walking shoes or boots. 

Suitable for beginners/less experienced.

What to bring:

A packed lunch
A basket or trug
Notepad and pen
A camera if you wish

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and are included in the price of the course, which costs £30 plus £10 materials.

Click on these links to check out Fay's wonderful dyeing and craft work, including carved wooden tools, spoons, felted and knitted animals and woven hearts.

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact:


If the course you wish to attend is full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of opportunities planned for the future. You can contact us on: or Tel: 01473 890 089.


Phone number

01473 890 089


£30 + £10 materials

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free parking


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Claire Rowan
Contact number: 01473 890 089