Wall Restoration, Cherry Hill Cemetery, Nova Scotia


Dry Stone Canada is proud to partner with The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery to offer this 2 day walling workshop. This is a first for Dry Stone Canada: to offer a workshop outside of Ontario!

Cherry Hill is a seaside village situated in Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, about one hundred fifteen kilometers from Halifax. It’s on the Lighthouse Route. Nearby communities are Vogler’s Cove (3 km) and Broad Cove (4 km). Slightly further afield are the villages of Petite Riviere, Mill Village, and Port Medway.

As you can see from the site photos, currently much of the wall is hidden under an overgrowth of shrub and grass.

This two-day workshop is suitable for beginners. No tools are required.

Workshops include a maximum of 12 registered participants.

Fee: $250

Our Host

The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery (FCHC) propose to restore a cemetery wall dating from the early to mid 1800’s. It defines the entrance to the resting place of the many of Cherry Hill’s first early settlers.

The remnants of stone walls throughout the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg attest to two centuries of dry stone walling tradition all over the district. The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery are a group are volunteers who want to preserve our local history and learn more of the art of dry stone walling.


Schedule and Preparation


18:00 Meet & Greet in Vogler’s Cove Community Hall or Broad Cove Community Hall.

8:00: Community breakfast at United Communities Fire Hall in Cherry Hill
9:00: Official welcome led by spiritual guide, Armand Huet de Grenier.
10:00 field work
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review & continue work
16:00 End of day one workshop
17:00 BBQ & banquet at Vogler’s Cove Hall. Instructor lecture
19:00 Campfire at local home.

9:00: Review work and continue
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review and continue
16:00 Final Photo and end.

Required Equipment

  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots (if you have them)
  • Gloves (don’t bring expensive gloves they get shredded just as quickly as the cheap ones)
  • Appropriate clothing – We work in all weather conditions

Directions and Accommodations

How to Get There

This workshop is instructed by XX. They are certified in YY. They have built x, y, and z and have been involved with the Association since xx.

Where to Stay

FCHC members will offer billets and /or camping accommodation for participants near the site. 

Hotels are available in Bridgewater or Liverpool, NS.

*Lunch and snacks are included

How to Sign Up

Step One: Fill Out the Registration Form Online

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Step Two: Review and Sign the Waiver Online

Review and sign the workshop waiver.

Step Three: Submit Your Payment

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