Learn the Art of Pruning - Spring

About the course

Get to grips with this hot gardening topic and get the most from your shrubs, climbers, container plants, roses and fruit trees with effective and correct pruning techniques. Don't let the complicated and often confusing information in gardening books get you down, this no nonsense course will make sense of it all!

Emphasising whether it is Spring or Autumn pruning that is required, this course will cover the seasonal requirements for your evergreens, flowering plants, roses and other deciduous plants including a range of fruit, climbers and shrubs.

To take full advantage of the limited time available, the course is delivered with the emphasis on the essential understanding and theory of pruning techniques. The design of the course also aims to provide practical demonstrations and examples of pruning which may take place where appropriate. This is also subject to weather conditions, timing and climate.

Additional information

In the event of some practical demonstration candidates are advised to attend with suitable outdoor clothing.

Horticulture

Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.