A hands on course giving you the opportunity to train you own apple tree into an Espalier. You will be firstly given the opportunity to choose your apple variety, which has been grafted from the historic trees in the National Fruit Collection. Our Head Nurseryman will be able to assist you in terms of pollination and finding the most suitable varieties for your space. You will then learn how to prune the tree, planting and how to train the tree against a fence or wall, using a wire system. Pruning for ensuing years is also discussed. After enjoying morning coffee, muffins and pastries you will be working on your own tree. The tree will be yours to take home at the end of the course.
We will also provide full support with fact sheets and are happy to assist you as the tree grows with pruning advice etc,. Vouchers can be supplied if the course is a gift.
Please note our courses take place in very small groups so numbers are very limited – early booking is essential.