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Kent – Fruit Tree Pruning Skills Day

£30.00

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Description

Penshurst Place is now the home of Viscount De’ Isle and his family was once owned by King Henry VIII; It has been in the De L’Isle family since 1552. There are 48 acres of land including 11 acres of formal grade 1 listed gardens.

The gardens feature rose gardens, orchards, herbaceous borders and some topiary.

Arrive for a 10 am start to prune the many fruit trees in the historical gardens at Penshurst Place, with a group of other horticultural students. Attendees will be guided in the correct technique to prepare the trees for fruiting by Nick McKenzie who has been trained in Horticultural Forestry.   Advice will be given about problems with pest and disease and how to identify them.

You are welcome to arrive from 09:30 to meet at visitors entrance by the Pantry.  Lunch can be purchased in the café or you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch and drink.  Please bring sharp secateurs, suitable footwear and clothing.  Please bring hand sanitiser and a mask.

The cost of this PSD is £30. 

 

 

Event Details

Date: January 21, 2021

Start time: 10:00

End time: 15:00

Venue: Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, Kent