Expired3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop (1-Day, Outdoor), August 28, 2020 (TBD)

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  • 3.20 Flagging Workshop (8-28-20)
    1 day workshop at Stoneyard, Littleton, MA
    May 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please register by August 23, 2020. Thank you.

Certified instructors.

Up to 12 participants.  Open to all.

Want to learn how to build patios and walkways with natural stone, or improve your methods, efficiency and speed? Then this is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. Flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that has tight joints, and stays flat, safe, and attractive for decades.

This workshop will begin with the fundamentals of site layout and foundation preparation. A variety of different materials will be shown and discussed. Participants will then finish preparing the foundation on the chosen site. Specialized tools such as laser levels and grade rakes will be introduced, as well as ways to do a great job with common place tools.

Flagging stone types that Stoneyard can be purchased from stoneyard will be used.  Methods of patterning and shaping to achieve an attractive layout, and tight fit will be introduced. For much of the afternoon participants will work with natural random flagging. Participants will learn how to shape the pieces for a tight fit and how to level and pack them for a smooth even finish.

The workshop will be held at place to be determined:


This workshop will follow the typical one-day format.  This workshop is specifically intended for contractors and hardscape installers.  It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience.  The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch break.  This workshop is open to everyone.

All tools needed are provided.  Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch.  Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Learn the fundamentals for long-lasting, beautiful patios and walkways!

About the instructors: TBD

Check out a time lapse video of a flagging workshop!

This workshop takes place at Stoneyard, near Boston, MA.

Working with large irregular goshen stone
Working with small mica-schist from All Stone Inc.

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.  

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email info@thestonetrust.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

Photos of flagging, patios, walkways and flat-work from certified wallers across North America. Click Here for More