Event information



Part 1
Location: online
Date: Saturday 12/11/21
Time: 10am-1pm

The first online session introduces learners to the art of choosing the right tree or shrub to suit its garden setting. With a look at how trees and shrubs grow, learners will find out how and why to prune woody plants to get the desired effect. With information about the right time, tools and techniques for pruning as well as plant specific guidance, learners will complete the course feeling confident about the maintenance of woody plants.

Please note Part 1 is an online course using ZOOM. No specialist software is required to participate, but a device with a microphone and webcam will be needed.
This is a live interactive course, and will not be made available as a recording to watch at a later date.

Part 2
Location: Botanic Garden
Date: Sunday 13/11/21
Time: 10am-2pm

The second session takes place in the Garden and learners will gain the practical skills needed to prune woody plants with confidence. Learners will practice there pruning skills with a variety of tools on a variety of woody plants. There will also be a tour of the Garden focusing on our amazing tree collection, learners will gain the skills to identify a range of winter stems.

The practical Sunday sessions will take place entirely outdoors so participants will need to come dressed for all weathers.