Art & Wildlife Gardening

We run a number of different workshops, classes and retreats at Green Farm focusing on Art and Wildlife Gardening, presented by our community wildlife vegetable garden creator and manager, Catherine Farr.


Classes & Retreats
Quarterly half-day Art Retreats Coming soon
May, September, November (see below)

Each half-day will have a specific art & nature focus and includes:

Arrive 9:30am

Art gathering 10:00am - 1:00pm

Light Green Farm Lunch 1:00pm

Depart approx 2:00pm

Includes art materials (bring your own sketch-book if you like), refreshments on arrival and mid-morning break. Suitable for all abilities



May: Making an animal portrait using mixed media. Bring your own photograph of a beloved pet or work from images of the Green Farm livestock or local wildlife

September: Painting with acrylic from observation.  Use the glorious surroundings to learn how to create your own piece of work using acrylic paint, practicing a variety of techniques.

November: Making Christmas sustainable. Create your own artistic wrapping paper, gift cards, tree decorations etc.

Private Classes

By Arrangement

Come along for 1 1/2 hours of drawing or painting in our hay barn studio under the expert tuition of Catherine Farr. Includes all materials

£15pp (minimum £65).


All classes are for all abilities.  Catherine has 27 years teaching experience of all ages and abilities

About Catherine

Catherine studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art, followed by a PGCE at Goldsmiths. She has taught from 4 years old to adults, teaching a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, simple printing and mixed media.

Catherine is also passionate about wildlife gardening, growing food and the environment. She teaches wildlife gardening workshops, upcycling, food growing and other related topics.

Catherine works part-time at Green Farm developing a wildlife friendly community garden and running workshops. She is a practising artist who regularly exhibits her work.   Find out more about Catherine and her work. Click here

Green Farm, Duck Lane
Shadoxhurst, Kent TN26 1LT
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