Training Opportunities, Competitions & Events

2019 Year of Green Action

2019 is the Year of Green Action and the Devon Hedge Group are keen to promote Hedge related activities through the whole year, hopefully having at least one event every month.  During the winter months there are plenty of opportunities for practical hedge management events.  During the summer there are good opportunities for looking at the great variety of wildlife associated with Devon hedges.  During the autumn how about focussing on the food value of hedges, both for wildlife and for humans!

If you are planning any hedge related events during the year, please send Tom Hynes the details and we will happily help with promotion.  If you have no events organised why not think about something that involves Green Action and Devon Hedges and again we would be happy to help promote it.

Training opportunities

Organisations that offer training courses on hedge laying and bank maintenance in or near Devon include:

Blackdown Hills Hedge Association

Devon Rural Skills Trust

Plymouth Environmental Action


The Somerset Hedge Group are organising a Hedge laying Competition on Saturday 30th November at Cothelstone, near Bishops Lydeard, Taunton. There are classes for Novices, Novice pairs and Open. Competitors are expected to lay their section in Devon style.

Full details of the event and an entry form are below

Somerset Hedge Group Competition Invite

2019 – Hedgelaying Competition Entry Form

Do you know of any other training opportunities, courses, talks or events related to hedges in Devon? If so, please let us know and we will post details here.

Pairs hedgelayers, BHHA Skills of Hills 7 March 2015, Rob Wolton

Pairs hedgelayers, BHHA Skills of Hills 7 March 2015, Rob Wolton