Masterclass in Annual Orchard Tree Pruning

Practical Courses

Botanic Garden


This masterclass is an opportunity to refine your pruning skills in a historic setting.
The class will teach different pruning techniques using native fruit trees, from newly planted formative pruning, to restorative semi-mature pruning. The variety of tools available and the different cuts which can be deployed will be explained.
You will learn how to remove dead, diseased and dying wood and examine how to create a good shape for future growth and maximum fruiting.
This class is held at the ideal time of year to carry out fruit tree pruning; there will also be an opportunity to discuss transferable skills to pruning within the garden more broadly.
Some basic gardening knowledge is required.

This masterclass will be led by Chris Lanczak, Orchard Manager at Waterperry Gardens.