Hill Close Gardens are restored Victorian hedged gardens of historic importance with Grade II listed summer houses. They were once used by townsfolk living above their business to relax and grow fruit, flowers and vegetables. They contain many heritage apple varieties, a large collection of snowdrops, and part of the dispersed National Collection of Hardy Chrysanthemum.
NEIL MUNRO, the Head Gardener at Hill Close, graduated in Horticulture from Birmingham Uni in 1997 and later did an MSc in Conservation and Utilization of Genetic Plant Resources. Neil previously worked at Birmingham Parks Dept and headed up the Heritage Seed Library at Garden Organic in Ryton. In this Skills Day Neil will be showing you the proper way to prune their Heritage Apple collection to ensure the health of the trees and a good crop for next year.
Please bring your own packed lunch and drink. Tea/coffee and cake will be provided. Please bring suitable footwear and weather appropriate clothing. Bring secateurs, gloves, and loppers .
The cost of this PSD is £30.