Old, overgrown, or unproductive trees can be greatly improved with careful pruning. These ever-popular courses provide some clear classroom instruction followed by a demonstration and plenty of hands-on practice.


£16, must be pre-booked.

Event Date 13-01-2024 10:30 am
Event End Date 13-01-2024 3:30 pm
Cut Off Date 10-01-2024
Individual Price £16 must be pre-booked.

This informal ‘bring and buy’ mini-market will allow you to obtain scions or to exchange well-labelled scions from your own trees. A scion is a shoot of new growth about 12inches (30cm) long. To avoid spreading disease please ensure that scions are completely free of canker.

With scion, rootstock and grafting skills you can produce your own fruit tree(s). Everything you need for grafting will be available: knives, tape, wax and a limited number of M25 and MM106 rootstocks. There will be demonstrations of grafting as reminders to those who have already learned the skill.

Event Date 03-02-2024 11:00 am
Event End Date 03-02-2024 1:00 pm
Cut Off Date 30-01-2024
Individual Price Free

At this ever-popular, indoor event participants learn how to propagate fruit trees through bench grafting. After a demonstration and some theory there is the opportunity to practise the skill. Knives are provided. Rootstocks and scions are available for a small charge. 


£8 must be pre-booked.

Event Date 03-02-2024 1:30 pm
Event End Date 03-02-2024 4:00 pm
Cut Off Date 31-01-2024
Individual Price £8 must be pre-booked

This course is for those who are at the preliminary stage of planning or planting a new orchard. Run in the spring so that you can order suitable trees and prepare for planting next winter. Theory is followed by a practical session.


£16 must be pre-booked.

Event Date 09-03-2024 10:30 am
Event End Date 09-03-2024 4:00 pm
Cut Off Date 05-03-2024
Individual Price £16 must be pre-booked.

Upcoming Events

Restorative Pruning
Price: £16 must be pre-booked.
Lapford Victory Hall
Price: £8 must be pre-booked

Latest News

Honey Wood Orchard and cider works (featured in the recent OL Newsletter) is for sale. For details s...
  After concerns in the spring about the lack of insects to pollinate the fruit trees, the harv...
  Two really successful courses, Summer Pruning and Grafting, took place on one day in July. Th...

© 2023 Orchards Live. All Rights Reserved.