This 2 hour course is suitable for beginners and covers basic plant identification skills with an emphasis on the IMG_0400identification of common trees. On this course you will cover some basic botany and discover the secrets to identifying plants and deciduous trees during the winter when they have no leaves present. You will be able to put these skills into practice in your own garden and while out enjoying the countryside enabling you to engage with the natural flora of the region.

This taster session is also a good start for coming along to more advanced botany and plant identification sessions during the year. Look out for forthcoming posts with details.

The course will run on 17th March from 1-3pm and costs 20 Euros per person. The first part will focus on theory of plant identification and look at the plant anatomy that can help us to identify plants. The second part will be practical tree identification and you will look at common trees native to the region.

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Fed up with using blunt tools? Want to learn how to service your hand tools and keep them in good working order? Take the opportunity to learn tool sharpening and servicing techniques for a range of hand tools on this two hour workshop.

Get ready for the new growing season!

Bring along your blunt secateurs, your rusty shears, damaged loppers etc. to learn some top tips in caring for your tools and give them a little tlc to get them back into good working order to make pruning and chopping easier and to make your tools last longer.

1.00pm-3.00pm on either Thursday 22nd March or Saturday 24th March. 20 Euros per person. We will send you confirmation and further information once we have received your payment.

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IMG_0428Have a go at woodturning using traditional tools for greenwood crafting. You will create a ‘blank’ from a log section and turn it down into a garden dibber or sting line.

This course is suitable for beginners and can lead to intermediate courses where you can learn how to make a stool.

The course will run from 10.00am – 3.00pm with a break for lunch. Lunch and light refreshments are included in the price along with all materials. Cost per person 40 Euros. There are courses available on Thursday 8th March and Saturday 10th March.

Using a traditional pole lathe required a certain level of fitness as it is operated using your own pedal power! However there will be time to take rests and we can help with this a little if necessary. You will need to wear warm work clothing and sturdy shoes or boots.

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Have a go at chicken wire sculpture and make a cute hedgehog to display in your garden or give to someone as a gift.

This course is aimed at beginners and will teach the basics of sculpturing with chicken wire. The course will run from 11.00-3.00 and we are offering the option of two dates as this is always a popular activity. You can book onto either Thursday 22nd February or Saturday 24th February. 35 Euros per person. A light lunch is included as well as all materials and you will be able to take home your hedgehog.

You will need to wear warm comfortable work clothes and bring some gardening gloves.

IMG_0162If you enjoy this beginners course we will be offering intermediate courses later this spring to make chicken, cockerel or duck sculptures for the garden.

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This two part course will look at the theory behind the techniques used to prune a range of fruit trees for health and productivity as well as a demonstration of pruning both young and mature trees. We will also discuss renovation of neglected or badly pruned trees. There will be an option of an additional session visiting one of our student’s orchards to do a bespoke session if numbers are sufficient.

Part 1: How do plant hormones influence growth and how can we use our understanding of the processes to prune our trees for maximum health and best fruiting? A theory session looking at plant growth, pruning techniques and training of young trees. How to tackle a neglected tree and improve health. 2 hours (morning)

Part 2: Practical pruning demonstration and the opportunity to have a go. Advanced techniques covering espaliers and trained forms of tree. Question and answer session for your own pruning problems. 2 hours (afternoon)

The course will run from 10.00am – 2.30pm with a half hour lunch break. A light lunch will be provided. Please wear warm work clothes appropriate to the weather as there will be some outdoor activities. Cost of the course is 35 euros per person including lunch.

Courses running on Thursday 1st March and Saturday 3rd March. We will send you confirmation and further information once we have received your payment.

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