Outdoor learning for communities

We can help you to understand the natural world, learn about British wildlife and acquire the skills required to conserve nature. We provide courses, workshops, walks and talks about ecology, conservation, wildlife gardening, countryside skills, rural crafts and arts.


We offer courses about ecology and conservation at our community garden near Dorking (SLCIC) and for Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT).

Fri 11 Feb 2022 10am - 3pm

Winter tree identification course at Nower Wood EC (SWT)

Thu 16 Jun 2022 10am - 3pm

Tree biology & ecology course at Nower Wood EC (SWT)

Thu 30 Jun 2022 10am - 3pm

Summer tree identification course at Nower Wood EC (SWT)

See SWT website for booking:



We run practical workshops about wildlife gardening and countryside skills, as well as arts and crafts inspired by nature.

Sun 05 Sep 2021 1pm - 4pm

Creating wildflower meadows and cornfields (SLCIC£40

Fri 14 Jan 2022 10am - 3pm

Apple tree pruning in orchard at Pucks Oak Barn, Compton (SWT)

Tue 24 2022 May 10am - 3pm

Tips for gardening with wildlife at Bay Pond EC (SWT)

Walks & Talks

We provide walks or talks on topics such as ancient trees, wild bees, conserving woods, tree pruning, or wildlife gardening.

Sat 25 Sept 2021 11am - 4pm

Leigh Food & Apple Fayre for local community with apple pressing

Thu 21 Oct 2021 7pm - 9pm

Wildlife Gardening Talk for members of Felbridge Horticultural Society

Mon 28 Feb 2022 7pm - 9pm

Wildlife Gardening Talk for Dorking Minds about nurturing nature

All our events have limited numbers so that we can provide a Covid-safe experience for clients.