Orchard Restoration - day course
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About the Course
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 you will be shown how to restore old trees that have become tangled and unproductive due to neglect. After attending the course, you should go home with the knowledge and skills needed to manage your own trees or orchard with confidence.
Tutor Paul Davis owns a small nursery situated in the Towy vally near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire where he sells Welsh Apple varieties and traditional English fruit trees.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.
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Course Start DatesSaturday 6th October 2018
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