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Gardening, pruning & orchard management courses

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.

Ceredigion - Next course on 6th April 2019
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...
Yorkshire - Next course on 30th March 2019
Willow Garden Structures - a one day course 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...
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 either a small bench or chair 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...
Derbyshire - Next course on 4th April 2019
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...
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
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...
Crafting wooden handles for old/vintage garden tools & stools - half day course On the theme of re-use, re-cycle & re-discover let's bring those beautiful old tools back to life! They may have lain unused & unloved, rusting away in your garden shed. Or replace a rubbish plastic handle with a beautiful hand-crafted hard wood ash handle! All general garden tools covered: spade, fork, hoe, rake, shears, loppers, sledge hammer, mathook and more. This is...
Create your own unique butterfly for the garden. Catches sunlight and sways in the wind to add interest to gardens. Use traditional metal finishing techniques to raise the shape and patina. It will then be polished and you add the rod for allowing it to be placed in the ground. Further images can be seen on my site. I would recommend a minimum age of 8. Please contact if you have any questions. Maximum of...
North Yorkshire
Learn how to make a beautiful fairy house (to your own specific finish) using Powertex which means that after three weeks it will be weather resistant and can be placed in your garden/on your terrace. Please get in touch for times and more dates, workshops are run through the year.
Shropshire - Next course on 2nd March 2019
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...
Suffolk - Next course on 26th August 2019
This five-day course is ideal for those who appreciate spending time in gardens and enjoy photography. We will immerse ourselves amongst late summer flowers and veg: dahlias, cosmos, rudbeckia, asters, verbena, tomatoes, chillies and early autumn berries. Most of the time will be spent taking pictures in and around Flatford Mill, Helmingham Hall and other local gardens. We will explore a range of photographic styles from general vistas right through to close ups. We will...