Welcome to Birtley Estate
The Birtley Estate woodland is actively managed for nature. It also provides a site for a small community of local artisans presenting a range of courses and activities for both adults and children. These activities include lessons in several traditional craft skills such as woodworking, willow weaving, pyrography, and stone carving. In addition, there are regular courses in beekeeping, mindfulness in the woods including the Japanese art of Forest Bathing, sacred drumming, drum making, and outdoor yoga and hikes. Birtley Estate is also the home of the Surrey Hills Forest School, where children thrive and develop their skills in a natural outdoor environment through the school year and with holiday camps that are extremely popular.
If that is not enough you can also try your hand at fly fishing on the lake where there is an abundance of trout. The Birtley Estate gardens and grounds host events such as sculpture exhibitions with top artists displaying work in a wide range of styles and materials. Open Studio events by the Woodland community are also popular. All information on our events and produce can be found on the tabs above. We use local suppliers wherever possible and are keen to support innovation and independence in the community. All of which are core values for the Birtley Estate.
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Thank you to you both for a fabulous day at Birtley Woodland Art Space.Olivia Harmer
I would thoroughly recommend this stone carving taster to anyone wanting to try something new.Bonnita
Our business has been wholly owned and run by one family for nearly 90 years and has been at Birtley for over 75 years. The community, the environment and biodiversity are integral parts of our ethos and plans.
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Simon Keeley‘s students had a great weekend stone carving at his woodland workshop. Next weekend course 10-11 September 2022. See Events page for details.
Surrey Hills Forest School Stay and Play Group visited the gardens for a bug hunt and had fun watering the new hedge that they planted…