Littlethorpe Hall is a large, mixed garden of 11 acres surrounding a Georgian Manor House. Features include a 16th century walled garden designed to reflect the cycle of the seasons, a sunken garden with herbs and old roses, numerous herbaceous borders, a winter arboretum, hedges that provide year-round structure and a cascade in the recently developed new lake.
This practical skills day will include
- Theory and cleaning and sharpening tools. Discussion on safe use of ladders (ladder work optional).
- Coppice Cornus/pollard Willows. Observe shredding with the Arbor-Eater hydraulic feed shredder.
- Discuss garden composting facilities and systems and mulching
- Further coppicing/pollarding. Discussion on theory of pruning and training Parasol Lime trees.
- Questions and tidying up.
Eddie Harland, Head Gardener trained at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and has been Head Gardener at a number of significant gardens before moving to Littlethorpe Hall.
The cost of this practical skills day is £30. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.
Please bring weather-appropriate clothing and your own secateurs. Be prepared to sharpen and sanitise all tools in the introductory session.