Introduction to Conifer Identification

Conifers are an ever fascinating group of plants that evolved way before we had the flowering plants that we know and love today.

During this fun and interactive workshop you will have the chance to learn some of the key physical characteristics that will help you identify different conifers to family groups, be signposted to several resources that can help you with your continued learning, as well as learn about some of the ethnobotanical uses of this fascinating group of plants.
Half the workshop will be inside and half outside looking at specimens in Bently Priory Nature Reserve.

Who is the workshop for?
Nature lovers, forest school leaders, mountain guides, gardeners, tree surgeons, bushcrafters, forest bathing and ecotherapist, complete beginners… all welcome!
What to Bring:
– Warm clothes for when we head outside
– Walking boots
– Waterproofs
– Notebook
– Lunch and snacks

*Please can you let Jennie know of any additional learning needs (i.e. dyslexia) or medical conditions prior to the start of the course.

The building is at the northern end of Masefield Avenue, post code HA7 3LY (Grid Ref: TQ 1581 9235). It is about a 15-minute walk from Stanmore Station on the Jubilee line. The southern end of Masefield Avenue is close to the Chenduit Way stop on the H12 and 340 busses. The H12 serves Stanmore Station. The 340 serves Edgware station on the Northern line for those for whom that line is more convenient.

If coming from central London the quickest way is to take the fast train from Euston (London Northwestern, NOT London Overground) nonstop to Harrow and Wealdstone, then take the 340 bus to Chenduit Way.


If the fee for the worksop is outside of your financial reach just now, please do get intouch to discuss a reduced rate.


Saturday 7 January 2023


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Logie Steading
IV36 2QN