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Whether it’s welcoming guests to our courses or working with schools, Hen Corner is bringing together the country and the city, helping you turn your urban corner green.


Over recent years Sara Ward and her family have transformed their Victorian terrace house into an urban smallholding allowing them to have the best of both worlds. Nestled in West London, they are living the good life complete with 20 hens, two colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a micro bakery which is making 30-40 loaves of bread each Friday along with hundreds of sticky buns, cakes and savoury treats.

Whilst Sara and the family continue to expand their hands-on skills, they train and encourage others through their schools programmes and series of courses that are run from Hen Corner throughout the year. Be it jam making, wood carving, bee keeping or bread baking, there’s always something new that we can learn.

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‘The interactive nature of what were doing made the course all the more memorable and fascinating.’

Natalie B, Heart
(Four Counties) Breakfast Show Host.



‘In the large garden of her end-of-terrace house in Brentford, Sara Ward has devised the nearest thing I have come across to an urban smallholding, complete with fruit trees, raised beds edged with brick pathways, hens and a hive.’

Louise Elliott, Deputy Editor, Country Living Magazine