Scythe course for estate garden team

scythe course in Cumbria

I’m just back from Cumbria where I was invited to teach a scything course for some of the gardening team at CGP Publishing. The company is housed in an amazing house and formal garden just outside Broughton in south Cumbria. Most of the grounds are mown regularly my machine but there are many areas where access is more difficult or they are leaving the grass to grow into a wildflower meadow. These are perfect conditions for using a scythe.

scythe course in Cumbria

The team already had some Austrian scythes and wanted proper training on how to set them up and mow effectively. The mowing areas were mostly on slopes with tall grasses and wildflowers. Theses are difficult to learn on but everyone did really well and we cleared a large area while the team chatted and worked.

scything on a slope or bank

Scything in Cumbria

I teach scything courses around the UK and can come to teach you either as an individual or in a group at your own venue. Please email steve@stevetomlincrafts.co.uk for details

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