Fruit Pruning courses March 2020

We are holding three half day courses in February and early March covering different types of pruning and training of fruits. Each course will cover some of the theory that is useful to know for understanding the practical techniques followed by practical demonstrations and the opportunity to practice the techniques. The courses are designed so that they can be accessed separately to cover one specialist subject or you can book onto two or all three to benefit from the full range of information (for booking see bottom of the page):

Pruning and Training of young orchard trees; How to plan, plant and train a young orchard of ‘top fruits’; this course will cover the principles of choosing and planting orchard trees and will look at the principles and practices of training young standard trees for maximum health and productivity. We will also look at a range of bush fruits. Tuesday 3rd March 2020 1-4pm 35€

Pruning, maintenance and renovation of mature orchard trees; This course looks specifically at established orchard trees, how to keep them healthy and productive with regular maintenance and how to renovate neglected and overgrown fruit trees. Suitable for beginners to gardening and managing a range of fruit trees and can also be tailored to suit an intermediate level of experience. You will learn some basic tree biology and how to put these principles into practice to maintain healthy, productive orchard trees. Covering apples, pears, cherries and other stone fruits. Tuesday 10th March 2020  1-4pm 35€

Training of decorative forms of Fruit: This specialist course explores the traininSDC11678g and pruning of decorative forms of tree including espalier, fan, and cordon forms from initial planting and training to ongoing maintenance. These specialist forms are excellent for smaller gardens and for adding decorative dividers and boundaries to your garden or potager. Thursday 5th March 1-4pm 35€

SDC11677We can also offer bespoke courses at your site and/or consultancy. Get in touch with us to discuss what you require.

Group bookings and extra dates are also possible – get in touch with us by email to check availability: or use the enquiry form below.

To book onto any of the above courses you can use the buy now button to confirm a place. This is a secure PayPal transaction but you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use it, normal card payments are also accepted. If you prefer to pay by cheque please use the enquiry form below to check availability and request a booking form.

Young Orchard Trees Tuesday 3rd March:

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Renovation of Mature Orchard Trees Tuesday 10th March:

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Training of Decorative Fruit Forms Thursday 5th March:

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For group bookings, extra date requests or bespoke sessions  please use the enquiry form below:



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