Racehill Orchard pruning workshop

Racehill Orchard: pruning young apple and pear trees workshop
Sunday 25 November, 11.00am - 1.00pm

Winter is the time to formatively prune young apple and pear trees. If you look up how to prune young fruit trees you get a confusing array of often contradictory advice and most pictures do not look like 'our tree'.

In this workshop you will learn from the wide range of trees growing at Racehill Community Orchard; some are doing well and some are not. We will consider how a tree grows naturally and how to work with it to create a manageable / healthy tree.

The workshop finishes at 1.00pm with the option to stay in the orchard for those who want to bring a packed lunch and carry on with further discussion and demonstration into the afternoon.

Where :

Racehill Community Orchard. Directions

What to bring:

- Food and drink to sustain you for the day (snacks, flasks, water etc) including a picnic lunch if you want to stay on into the afternoon
- Sturdy footwear (no sandals), socks that cover ankles, long trousers
- Lightweight clothing to cover arms and legs completely on sunny days: some plants on site can cause skin irritation in the sunshine read more

Dress appropriately for weather and please note there are no proper toilet facilities at the orchard, although there are lots of bushes!

Who :

Anyone interested in pruning from complete beginners to more experienced gardeners. This event is not aimed at children.

Please note that for all the activities all children under the age of 18 and people with support needs must be accompanied by a parent/carer who is responsible for their supervision, safety and any medication needed.