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Perfect your Pruning - Walton Hall

About the course


This course provides an introduction to pruning – the reasons why, different pruning cuts and when to prune different species.

What are the entry requirements?

A keen interest in horticulture.

How long is the course?

One day

What will the course involve?

Practical demonstration and discussion:

  • Formative and routine pruning techniques

  • Pruning for flowers, fruit, winter stems etc.

  • Pruning cuts and the equipment required

How long will I be learning?

Although this course only lasts for one day, this is only the start and you’ll carry on learning as you put your new skills into practice.

What equipment will I need?

All equipment is provided, but you will need to wear sensible footwear and outdoor clothing.

How will I know if I am making progress?

Demonstration of new skills and an understanding of pruning operations.

What course work will I be expected to complete?

Engage and contribute in discussions.

What can I expect to learn from this course?

To become a confident pruner.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

There are a series of short horticultural courses available – please check the website.

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