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Find gardening, orchard management and pruning courses and workshops across the UK and discover garden crafts for nature lovers. Learn techniques for growing your own vegetables or making the most of your garden. Learn how to create and maintain fruit orchards; when to plant, prune and how to take care of your trees and plants to get maximum yield or crop.
Rustic oak garden bench - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(6)
Rustic oak garden bench - one day course
Leicestershire
£295
This rustic oak green woodworking experience is for a full day for 1 or 2 people working together to make a piece of garden furniture - a small bench. The course is aimed at friends or couples wanting to share a very unique experience together but individuals are more than welcome too. No prior woodworking skills or experience is needed just lots of willingness to get stuck in and enthusiasm. You'll be shown lots of hands on techniques working with the grain & encouraged to use some beautiful old hand...
Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
Gold AWARD
(7)
Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 18th September 2019
£95
A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew. Projects include obelisks/plant supports (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus decorative sunflowers and dragonflies. You will make several items over the day to take home. Eddie will also explain the practice of using living willow to build larger structures such as dens and tunnels. (Note the actual planting of living willow is a seasonal activity, taking place only in the winter months.) The class will be garden-based, with the studio as back-up in case of poor weather. We back...
Willow garden structures - a one day course
Platinum AWARD
(5)
Willow garden structures - a one day course
Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£100
Willow is an amazing plant. A cut stem can re-root and grow through just being pushed in the ground. It grows incredibly quickly, is tactile, flexible and a joy to work with. On this course you will develop skills and knowledge that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways. You will be introduced to willow as a beautiful material that is easy and very satisfying to work with. Having crafted your very own structure from willow, you will leave the day being able to apply your...
Fruit tree grafting - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Fruit tree grafting - one day course
Shropshire
£65
Fruit Tree Grafting Learn the ancient skill of fruit tree grafting and propagating. You will go home with a new skill and the confidence to start grafting your own trees. You will also leave with 3 trees that you have grafted to plant in your own garden. If you have a favourite tree you want to propagate then feel free to bring your own cuttings. You will need to bring: secateurs. Tutor: Tom Adams Accessibility Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but...
Grow your own, resilient organic produce - one day workshop in West Wales
Bronze AWARD
(2)
Grow your own, resilient organic produce - one day workshop in West Wales
Ceredigion
£95
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and fun course runs 9.30 through till 3 and includes tasty treats, refreshments, lunch and plants...
Make a Chestnut Garden Gate - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Make a Chestnut Garden Gate - one day course
Shropshire
£80
Make a Chestnut Gate Hurdle at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Spend a satisfying day developing your woodworking skills crafting a rustic garden gate from sweet chestnut. First you will cleft and peel the wood, then shave the rails and staves with a draw knife. Then you will mortise the staves by hand and carve tenons, before fitting it all together, clenching over the nails in the traditional way. The finished hurdle will be approximately three feet wide so please ensure you have a way of getting it home where...
Garden planter/tipi in the Surrey Hills
Gold AWARD
(1)
Garden planter/tipi in the Surrey Hills
Online & Surrey - Next course on 5th October 2019
£45
Come to Surrey and weave a beautiful garden planter/tipi that can be used for your sweat peas, beans or annuals and even as a light sculpture. Using a variety of willow that is grown locally and from Somerset we start with a group of tall sticks and then weave a ring to bind them all together at the base. From there it is a spiralling weave all the way to the top, changing the length of the willow we use until we finally bind it all together with willow knots....
Orchard Restoration - day course
Platinum AWARD
(1)
Orchard Restoration - day course
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£70
Orchard Restoration at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. The course is aimed at gardeners and smallholders, and will cover siting an orchard, choosing suitable species and varieties to plant, and how to look after them. You will be shown how to plant a tree and protect it from animals and strimmers, and learn how to prune your tree to make it a pleasant shape and fruitful. You will find out about the pests and diseases that could affect your trees, and learn how to prevent or treat them. And finally...
Apple Tree Pruning - Summer
Silver AWARD
(1)
Apple Tree Pruning - Summer
Kent - Next course on 8th September 2019
£55
Summer pruning encourages flowers to set and increases fruit yield. Instruction also applies to pear trees. The course will start at Bore Place, looking at the apple trees that were pruned during the January pruning course to see how well they have responded, as well as trees that remain overgrown. The course will then move to Mike’s garden where you will see well established apple trees that have been maintained over a number of years, and learn how to summer-prune them to encourage flower set, fruiting yield, restrict growth and...
Apple tree pruning
Apple tree pruning
Surrey - Next course on 10th December 2019
£47
The apple tree is a staple for many of us in Surrey. Whether it is a single cherished Bramley in the back garden or a multi-variety apple orchard, care must be given to the management of these fruit producing trees. Join Paul Ritchie in learning the best ways to time your pruning, physically trim your trees to conserve their appearance and ensure you get optimal fruit production whilst prolonging their life. We will be using a Surrey Wildlife Trust apple orchard near Guildford (Pucks Oak Barn) to demonstrate these skills....

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