Thursday 6 June 10:00 till 15:00
Rose Garden Orchard, 64 Errol Gardens Glasgow G5 0RS
Here’s a chance to learn how to prune and look after older fruit trees at the unique Rose Garden Orchard in the heart of the Gorbals in Glasgow.
Come and get involved in your local orchard and learn how to best look after and prune mature damson, plum, cherry or other ‘stone fruit’ for good tree health, for a good harvest and ease of maintenance for future years. The workshop will cover restorative pruning of older trees and replacement/renewal pruning approaches.
You will be learning from orchardist Tom Watson of Leith Community Croft in Edinburgh, who has years of experience in horticulture and has a particular interest in fruit trees. He runs a social enterprise tree nursery at the croft. He will explain the basic principles of pruning and get you confidently making cuts in no time. The Orchard Project’s Fergus Walker will also be on hand to help and advise.
Tea and coffee provided plus a simple lunch spread (sandwiches and salad, plus the amazing Rose Garden jams). Bring extra if you are likely to get hungry or have special dietary requirements.
Getting to the orchard is fairly straightforward. It is 10 min walk from Bridge Street Subway station, or you can get a train to Glasgow Central Station and it is 15min walk.
If you are a Gorbals resident or already a volunteer at a community orchard or garden, the tickets are free. General members of the public are asked to purchase a ticket for £10 which will contribute towards our running costs.