Hedgerow Discovery

Hawthorn Hedge by Chris Gomersall

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) hedge in blossom at RSPB's Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire. May 2011. - Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Hedgerow Discovery

Foxburrow Farm: Come on a hedgerow discovery day with leading conservationist Simon Hooton

Event details

Meeting point

Learning Room


A static map of Hedgerow Discovery

About the event

On this day’s course, you will have an opportunity to explore the value of hedges to wildlife, the best species to plant for the location and soil type, how to manage hedges for wildlife and much more besides.

Simon will reveal the impacts on hedging over the centuries, how to date them, what plants they are made up of and why before covering typical hedge-dwelling species and in what ways they use hedges to thrive.

After a fascinating time in the class room, you will walk through the wonderful Foxburrow Farm reserve to identify typical hedgerow species and learn what techniques can be employed to optimise them as a habitat for different wildlife species and help them flourish in our changing climate.

As time will be spent outside, please dress to suit the weather.


In order to run activity sessions safely while the COVID-19 pandemic is still in effect, we have put a number of restrictions in place, which are in the best interest of our participants, staff and volunteers. Although we hope that these restrictions will be lifted by the date of the course, we appreciate you being aware of the guidelines we have set out and being ready to follow them should Government guidance make them necessary.

We will keep you up-to-date once you have booked, but it is important that you read and agree to the following information before you book.

  • During the session you will be required to socially distance at the Government recommended 2m. 
  • All participants will be required to use sanitising hand gel on arrival. This will be provided and will be available for you to use at any additional points during the day, should you wish to. 
  • If you are showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Track and Trace to isolate, you must not attend this event.
  • We ask that you wear a face covering in the centre at all times.
  • All equipment used on the day will be cleaned before and after use and where possible everyone will have their own set of tools for the duration. 

We hope to be able to offer teas & coffees throughout the day, however, this will depend on the Government guidelines in place at the time.

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: wildlearning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Please note that your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable and we run all our courses based on a minimum number of participants. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:  https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo

If any of the courses you wish to attend are full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of future opportunities or add your name to a reserve list. You can contact us on: info@suffolkwildlifetrust.org or Tel: 01473 890 089.

If you’d like to purchase a Voucher for future courses for yourself or as a gift, you can do so via our online shop at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org.




Additional booking information

Please note this is a course for 18+ adults only. Thank you

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free parking


Picnic area
Accessible toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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