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10 gardening, pruning & orchard management workshops found

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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.
Apple Tree Pruning - Summer
Silver AWARD
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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...
Grow Your Own Cut Flowers with The Hidden Gate Blooms
Grow Your Own Cut Flowers with The Hidden Gate Blooms
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
£95
If your dream is a garden blooming with beautiful flowers all the year round, and the knowledge to be able to create and maintain it yourself, then this is the perfect course for you. This is the 4th time we will have run this course, and every time we do it sells out and afterwards we are inundated with wonderfully positive feedback. Where Inspiration Blooms co-founder Caroline Oden, has for several years also run The Hidden Gate Blooms, an independent, artisan flower growing business specialising in British seasonal flowers. She...
Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
Gold AWARD
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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...
Cider making
Cider making
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£55
£55 per ticket making 5 litres. For anyone who has always fancied making their own home-brew, this is a workshop you won't want to miss. Local cider making experts Simon and Graham will take you through the basics of home brewing as well as sharing their extensive top tips and learnings... from how to store during the fermenting process to how to know when your seasonal solution is ready for drinking! The day will include smashing the apples, pressing them and distributing the juice between everybody ready to take home...
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...
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
Gold AWARD
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£40
There is no doubt that our native pollinators are in decline, and honeybees are struggling with environmental pressures and intensive production. Beekeeping is not just about looking after our colonies, it is also about how we can use our knowledge to help all pollinators, and other wildlife while we are at it. Our gardens are increasingly becoming oases and it is possible to make a material difference, even on a small scale - and keep it beautiful. We will cover the following topics: - bees and plants: how they use...
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...
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....
Apple tree pruning - winter
Silver AWARD
Apple tree pruning - winter
East Sussex - Next course on 25th January 2020
£55
Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have got away. The aim of winter pruning is to establish the basic structure of the tree, reduce overcrowding, encourage it to make new growth in a controlled way and produce fewer, larger fruit from healthier, well pruned trees. The course will be at Bore Place and start with an examination of old and overgrown trees to learn how to develop a pruning “road map” to get matters back under control. These trees will then be compared with...

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