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North Yorkshire – Cornus & Willow Coppicing and Pollarding


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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.

Event Details

Date: March 19, 2024

Start time: 09:00

End time: 15:00

Venue: Littlethorpe Manor, North Yorkshire