Two courses which will help with bud grafting fruit trees and food growing courses

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A Bud-Grafting Fruit Trees one day workshop on Saturday 25th July 2020, 10.30am-3.30pm, lets you learn how to propagate fruit trees by budding.

In the beautiful historic setting of The Lodge in Carshalton, you’ll work with heritage apple and pear trees in our Victorian walled garden.

Led by Sarah Foss, RHS qualified tutor and experienced fruit grower, you’ll learn the technical theory behind budding to propagate onto a variety of rootstock to produce upright, cordon, espalier and step-over trees.

To reinforce your lessons on the day, you’ll get the opportunity to learn hands on, gaining practical skills in bud-grafting as well as detailed hand-outs to take home.

All participants of the workshop take home two rootstocks budded with heritage apple or pear varieties.

Please bring your own secateurs and pruning knives if you have them.

The course is just £55 and includes lunch. For booking and more information, please e-mail [email protected] or visit

Six week Food Growing Courses Now Booking – starting Saturday April 25th and Saturday September 26th 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm

If you are just starting out, or would like to get some more detailed knowledge of food growing, then this course is for you. Over 6 weeks you will learn everything you need to know to confidently grow your own fruit and veg. including:

Preparing your growing area, Planning what to grow, Planting techniques, Taking care of your plants, Feeding your soil and Harvesting and storing produce

Don’t just take our word for it!  Previous students have said:

“Patient instructor….with a mix of practical and theory”  ”Lots of aspects covered”  “The whole course was fantastic.It was informative and well delivered”

Over the six weeks you will get hands on experience as well as theoretical knowledge and the support of an experienced tutor. This course is AQA certified, and certificates can be provided for an additional fee. If you are interested in certification, please ask for more details.

Held at Carshalton Community Allotment (Access between 33-35 Colston Avenue) SM5 2PW and the price is £80. For booking and more information, please e-mail [email protected] or visit

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