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Winter Pruning - Beginners
Wed 9 November 2016, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
Winter pruning workshops at East Malling Research will deal with top fruit varieties including apples, pears, cherries and plums.
These will take place partly in the Hatton Fruit Garden; formerly the kitchen garden of the Grade 1 listed Bradbourne House. Plantings in the Hatton Fruit Garden were inspired by the fruit plantings in Louis XIV’s kitchen garden at Versailles. The fruit trees have been trained and pruned over many decades to produce cordons, espaliers, goblets, pyramids, fans, arches, crowns, le bateau and arcure forms.
• ½ day course
• For those with little or no experience of winter pruning or just simply totally confused about pruning fruit trees