Winter Pruning in the Orchard – Saturday Jan 15th

This workshop gives a detailed and practical introduction to formative, maintenance, restorative and disease pruning. Through theory, orchard observations and pruning demonstrations this course is designed for people with no previous pruning experience. By the end of the day you will have the skills to make informed pruning decisions on a wide range of trees. The main tree shapes discussed are open-centre (bowl shape) and central leader (christmas tree shape). As much of the afternoon will be spent outdoors, weatherproof and extremely warm clothing (particularly warm footwear) is absolutely essential and bring a pen and notepad.

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €70 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.