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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.
Fairy Houses - powertex garden sculptures
Fairy Houses - powertex garden sculptures
North Yorkshire
£25
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.
Kokedama: Hanging Garden
Bronze AWARD
Kokedama: Hanging Garden
Cardiff
£30
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 learn during the workshop; - Explore the Japanese art of kokedama : - Discuss the...
Make paper from wild and garden plants
Make paper from wild and garden plants
Swansea
£35
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 paper with plants from your own garden or from a place with special memories.
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...
Garden planter/tipi in the Surrey Hills
Gold AWARD
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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....
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 - 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...
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...
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...
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...

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