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13th Apr

09:30 - 12:30

13th Apr

13:30 - 16:30


The Meadow Room, behind Blackthorpe Barn

Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ

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per person £90

Each person attending requires a ticket

Booking closes on 11th April

Half-day Steam-bending Wood Workshop: Indoor Hanging Planter

Have you ever steam-bent wood before? If not, why not give this workshop a go and make your own Scandi-style hanging planter.

Come and join Madeleine and Myles from LayerTree for a fun, relaxed Steam Bending workshop, where each participant will steam bend an indoor hanging wooden planter. There is minimal demonstrating during this workshop; this is all about getting you making your own stylish wooden planter. Attend on your own or come with a friend or family member and take away an exciting creation and an experience you will be talking about for years to come.

What Will I do?
  • Learn some of the skills for steam-bending wood
  • Be involved in steam bending wood within a very short time of arriving
  • Have creative freedom to make the piece you are working on unique to you through the numerous finishing options
Who is this workshop suitable for?
  • People aged 18 and over
  • Beginners
  • No prior experience or knowledge of working with wood necessary
  • Adults who want to get really hands on with woodwork in a completely new way
About Layertree

LayerTree specialises in bringing a modern take to the ancient technique of steam bending for a decade and have won multiple awards for their work, including the 2023 Small Business Award for Sustainability and Environment. They hope to be able to share their knowledge of this ecological technique with more people in Suffolk and provide them with the opportunity to create a beautiful gift for a loved one (or themselves!).

How it works


Come to Blackthorpe Barn and park in one of the free car parks


Make your way to the Meadow Room, behind Roots Café


Enjoy making your hanging planter and go home feeling proud at what you have achieved


Browse around the Garden Room shop or have a coffee at Roots Café

Check opening times

Workshop – Layertree Planter 1

What to Bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing


What is provided
  • All materials
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits

Refund & cancellation policy

If you need to cancel a workshop
If you are unable to attend your booked workshop and notify us at least 7 full days in advance of the workshop date, we can offer a refund or a transfer to the same workshop on an alternative date, providing there are places available or a course is planned for the future.
If cancellation is within 7 full days of your workshop unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund. We do appreciate that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend so we are happy for you to send along a friend to take your place. We will need their name and contact details prior to the workshop.

Our right to cancel a workshop
All our workshops have a minimum attendance level and may be cancelled if too few bookings are received. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone workshops at any time. Should we need to cancel a workshop, we will give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation. You will receive a full refund or, if you prefer, a transfer to an alternative available course, space permitting. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.

Where to find us

Address: Meadow Room,
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating
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There is plenty of free parking available.

Accessible parking is available near the entrance to the Café/Shop area.

Please Note: The car park closes when the Roots Café closes and the entrance gates are locked after this time.


Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.

The Meadow Room can be found behind the old thatched Barn and behind Roots Café.
What3Words for the Meadow Room: hands.dunk.drums

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