Pruning for Fruit at Minstead Study Centre - Saturday 14th August 2021

Pruning for Fruit at Minstead Study Centre - Saturday 14th August 2021

Pruning for Fruit at Minstead Study Centre

Saturday 14th August 2021

10.00am to 3.00pm

A Practical Day at Minstead Study Centre with Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Chris Bird.

For the 7th year we are pleased to offer a practical fruit pruning day with Chris Bird.  Chris is a senior lecturer at Sparsholt College, and coordinates the College's RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, winning nine gold medals. He has also published The Fundamentals of Horticulture for the RHS.

Fruit trees that are not pruned become congested and unproductive. During the day you will learn how to improve the health and productivity of trees by appropriate pruning. The course will provide participants with practical skills through hands on experience of the renovation and ongoing pruning of trees, and will cover all types of tree from recently planted to mature and trained examples. Although concentrating on apple trees, 

Chris knows everything there is to know about fruit and there will be the chance to look at other fruit including currants, berries, pears, quince and fig.

The course is limited to 10 places to ensure that all participants have ample opportunity for practical work. No prior knowledge is required. Please feel free to bring your own tools (for example secateurs/pruning saw) although some tools will be available at the Centre.

We will be outside whatever the weather, so please wear suitable clothing. Social distancing will be adhered to.

Regrettably, due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to provide lunch this year and ask participants to bring their own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.  

The day is limited to 10 people to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to gain hands on experience.

We fully expect to run this course, but in the event of Covid restrictions making that not possible a full refund will be provided.

Price: £45.00 per person

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