Events & Courses

2016 Courses

Why not come and learn at Crown Nursery?  Our short courses are fun and very informal – you will go away brimming with new knowledge!!

Our courses are run in conjunction with the RHS - details below.

Our courses are open to everyone – but places must be pre-booked, as numbers are limited. Course fees are non-refundable.

To book your place, please call the office on 01394 460755 or book online through our online shop.  Further details can be obtained by emailing us enquiries@crown-nursery.co.uk or telephoning the office.

SUMMER PRUNING OF TRAINED FRUIT TREES

Thursday 21st July 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

Espaliers, fans, cordons, stepovers, ‘S’ & double ’U’ shaped – whatever you would like to achieve or look after, this course is for you. Correct pruning will help encourage maximum growth and fruiting from these delightful trees.

PLUM TREE PRUNING

Thursday 8th September 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

Plum trees differ from most other fruit trees in that they should only be pruned when in leaf. Come and learn how to tackle this task, it is quite easy when you know how!

FOCUS ON FRUIT

Thursday 27th October 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

Whether you are looking to care for your existing trees, to plant one or two fruit trees or a whole orchard this course is for you. We cover topics such as growing conditions, planting techniques, rootstock selection, training & pruning techniques and organic management. Pollination groups, choosing your varieties and storing your fruit. Plus a tasting session to help you choose the right varieties for you.

WINTER PRUNING

Thursday 24th November 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

Learn how to make light work of this annual task. A ‘hands on’ session to learn the tricks of the trade. We cover the general techniques including shaping young trees and some shrubs, as well as pollarding techniques.

SHRUB PRUNING

February 2017 – Date to be arranged

10.00am – 12.00pm

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

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FRUIT TREE PRUNING

February 2017 – Date to be arranged

10.00am – 12.oopm

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

Learn how to make light work of this annual task. A ‘hands on’ session to learn the tricks of the trade. You and your plants will love it!

GRAFT YOUR OWN TREE

February 2017 – Date to be arranged

10.00am – 12.00pm

RHS Members £24.00

 Non RHS Members £30.00

We start this session with a brief introduction to this fascinating ancient art. Why we graft, the tools, rootstocks, scion wood, compatibility and aftercare. It’s then your turn to have a go. Practicing with knife work on different woods. Once you have mastered the art you can graft a tree to take away with you.

DO YOU BELONG TO A GARDENING CLUB OR GROUP?

WE CAN RUN BESPOKE COURSES FOR YOUR GROUP – OR WE CAN ARRANGE FOR GRAEME PROCTOR TO COME AND GIVE A TALK AND DEMONSTRATION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ON 01394 460755.

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