The Old FarmyardRestoring, transforming, enabling – in the countryside
Hedgelaying in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and beyond
Providing services and courses in countryside skills from our base at The Old Farmyard in Kidmore End, Oxfordshire.
Clive started his business, Hedgecraft, in 1988 after spending his formative years as an agricultural contractor, grubbing out hedges and filling in ditches and ponds, before realising that this practice was not sustainable. He had always had an interest in rural crafts, so began to seek out the old craftsmen who could still lay hedges, make hurdles and puddle clay ponds in the traditional ways. Clive is now, all these years later, training dozens of students each year in these long-forgotten skills
We offer traditional hedgelaying in and near Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Promoting the use of Austrian Scythes as an alternative to mowers and strimmers.
We offer training courses in traditional hedgelaying and Austrian scything.
Have a look at some of our latest projects as well as photos from our training courses.
Our clients include:
- Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
- The Crown Estate
- Knight Frank
- University of Reading
- National Trust
- Windsor & Maidenhead District Council
Wycombe District Council
- Ealing Borough Council
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Groundwork UK
London Wildlife Trust
Get in touch
22 Marchwood Avenue, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UN
0118 947 0298