The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall


Saturday, 18th February 2017, 10am to 1pm (limited places available)

£12 per ticket which includes the course and refreshments/soup lunch afterwards.


Robert Boyle will be running the pruning course.

Robert was trained at Pershore Horticultural College before going into commercial nursery work for a number of years. A period in private estate garden management followed. More recently, he has run his own organic fruit growing enterprise and plant nursery near Monmouth with his wife.

Robert will bring some trees and soft fruit bushes for sale on the day. All he requires of you is to bring as many sharp pruning tools as you can. Also, a few additional steps or pruning ladders could be helpful but he will be encouraging everyone to carry out as much pruning as possible from the ground.

Topics covered:-

  • rootstocks
  • formative pruning of young trees
  • renovating older mature trees
  • common pests and diseases
  • soil fertility
  • fruit varieties for domestic growing

For tickets, please contact Rosemary Decker-Thomas, telephone 01600 860085

Run by The Babington Educational Trust – all proceeds will go to fund further events.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s