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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.

£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 11th May 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...
£25
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.
£30
Cardiff
On a recent visit to Australia, I fell in love with the shop displays in Burleigh Heads that included suspended string plants. I found out that these were ‘kokedama’; a centuries old form of garden art that originated in Japan and similar to the technique of bonsai. The trend is growing in the UK and hanging indoor gardens are fun to make. Come and join us a make your very own kokedama. What you will...
£35
Swansea
Learn how to make paper from wild or garden plants by doing it in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Garden of Wales. You will cut up plants, cook, make pulp and make sheets of paper in a day. Full instruction sheet provided, along with guidance for your own projects. Take home the paper you have made and use it in your art and crafts or just frame it! No previous experience needed. Make...
£35
North Yorkshire - Next course on 5th July 2019
One full day in a planted ancient woodland, exploring the history, ecology, economy and practical management of a place with trees. Guided by clues on the forest floor, and by studying epoch maps of the woodland in the landscape, we will seek to discover how this place started life, what changes have taken place over time, and how similar sites might be usefully managed in future to balance landscape value, economy and conservation. A useful...
£40
Surrey - Next course on 27th April 2019
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 spiraling weave all the way to the top, changing the...
£40
North Yorkshire - Next course on 3rd May 2019
We are lucky at Hawkmoth Wood in having 24 tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees. We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in legend and their susceptibility to increasing risk from imported diseases which...
£55
Kent - Next course on 8th September 2019
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,...
£65
Shropshire
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...
£70
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...