Craigflower National Historic Site Dry Stone Wall Workshop
We were Dry Stone Walling Across Canada all the way to B C teaching a special dry stone two day workshop the weekend after the 2015 Victoria Highland Games on the May 24 weekend, at the historic estate of Craigflower Manor, Royal View, near Victoria BC.
We used random Basalt material and work together to create a permanent dry laid wall, in keeping with the garden setting and to compliment the surrounding property . This was a beginner's seminar. We did not use any mortar or power tools.
This was a first time ever, hands-on, professionally instructed event held at the Craigflower National Historic Site. The teaching of the building with dry laid stone was based on the principles of gravity, friction and mass only. Dry stone construction is the oldest method of building with stone known to man, with countless examples of structures lasting thousands of years still in existence in many parts of the globe.
Seven students, two instructors, two days, eighteen and a half feet of free standing dry basalt stone wall. Thanks to all the students who did such a great job and to Christopher Barclay and the Highland Games Association who organized this event.
Join with the growing number of enthusiasts who are learning how to build walls without mortar and leave behind a beautiful structure for others to enjoy for decades.