The venue for this event is a Lutyens house/Jeykll garden in 10 acres close to central Cambridge. Double parallel 360ft herbaceous borders designed by Gertrude Jeykll lead from the main lawn with views to open countryside beyond. There is an avenue of rosa rugosa roses, wildflower meadow, rose garden, orchard, wisteria covered stone pergola, espaliered fruit wall, vegetable potager, water garden and woodland. This is a private garden and is not open to the public.
After a lesson on secateur sharpening and maintenance there will be a practical hands on pruning session of hybrid tea/floribunda and shrub roses with feeding and muching afterwards followed by instruction on how to pruning climbing roses. There will be a tour of the garden to finish.
The cost of this Skills Day is £25. Refreshments are included but please bring a packed lunch. You will also need secateurs, gloves and wet weather gear.