Hedgerow Botanical Painting & Woodland Lunch

Join us in the woods for a seasonal collaboration with Surrey Art School.

September 9, 2022

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£80 per person

incl. VAT


The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

What's Included

Freshly brewed Surrey Hills Coffee / Cupsmith Tea
Sweet Treat on Arrival
Natural Art Workshop with Surrey Art School
2-Course Seasonal Lunch

Our food and art collaborations guarantee a warm welcome, a gentle dose of mindful creativity and a wildly and seasonally inspired meal.

Join us in the woods this Autumn, as we capture the sights and scents of the season.

September is the harvest season – the hedgerows are bursting with plump berries, hips and haws and this workshop invites you to forage for inspiration before settling down to capture the beautiful bounty the Autumn season has to offer.

Working with a mixture of vibrant watercolours and drawing inks, we’ll sink into some hedgerow inspired studies – capturing rosehips, blackberries and hawthorn using a brush and dip pen. Surrey Art School founder Ellie will guide you through how to capture these using soothing watercolour technique. From wet on wet, to pen and wash, expect a journey of discovery to the mesmerising world of botanical watercolour painting that will leave you feeling calm and connected to this beautiful season.


Following the Art workshop, we’ll sit down at our shared dining table beneath the trees for a 2-course wildly and seasonally inspired meal.

Surrey Art School

About Surrey Art School

Ellie is the founder of Surrey Art School – a school of creativity for wellbeing, inspired by nature and the seasons and rooted in mindfulness, nestled on a working farm just outside of Dorking. You can catch Ellie teaching her special blend of mindful creativity online as well as in person in selected venues across Surrey.


You can find out more about Surrey Art School here.

Dietary Requirements

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.


At our Art Collaborations, alongside our main menu we can cater for Vegetarians and Gluten Free guests.


Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible.

Please Note

Our Woodland Glen is a 5 minute walk from our car-park, with an uphill section.

Book Your Seat

Please note our Cancellation Policy is 30 days, find out more in our Terms and Conditions.

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.