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.

WINTER PRUNING

Friday 24th November 2017

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.

FRUIT TREE PRUNING

2nd February 2018

RHS Members £24.00

Non RHS Members £30.00

and

SHRUB PRUNING

9th February 2018

 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!

SUMMER PRUNING OF TRAINED FRUIT TREES

Friday 27th July 2018

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

Friday 7th September 2018

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

Friday 26th October 2018

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

Friday 23rd November 2018

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.

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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