Wednesday 26 June 11:00 till 15:00
Water Works, A736 Barrhead G78 1UT
Here’s a chance to learn how to prune and look after young fruit trees at the unique Water Works Orchard amongst the lush fields on the southern edge of 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 formative pruning of younger trees for good shape and good health.
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 just off the A736 Glasgow-Irvine road, just north of Barrhead, at the Blackbyres roundabout. If you are coming from Glasgow it is a turning on the left just before that roundabout – and there is parking space on that same side road if you are coming by car. If arriving by public transport you can take the X44 bus to Irvine, leaving from Stance 8 at Buchanan Bus Station, or by train from Glasgow Central to Barrhead and a 15 min Walk. Fergus Walker will be driving there at 9.30 from central Glasgow if you want a lift – contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a local resident or already a volunteer at a community orchard or garden, the tickets are free. Tickets for the general public are at the subsidised price of £10 plus Eventbrite fees.