Pick up your tickets now for guru Neil Macdonald’s second Apple workshop
Marlborough’s Apple Day organisers are putting on another Apple Workshop event in response to enthusiastic feedback from experienced and novice gardeners who attended one last year.
Apple guru Neil Macdonald has agreed to tutor another fruit-filled day of learning and fun in Marlborough on Saturday, January 21.
His workshop will cover choosing apple varieties and rootstocks for small gardens, planting fruit trees, after-care and pruning, including how to train espalier, fan and cordon trees.
Illustrated talks will be followed by discussions and advice, question and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations and the chance to put what you have learned into practice.
The morning’s programme will take place in Wesley Hall, Oxford Street. After a buffet lunch, the class will move outdoors, first to winter-prune young apple trees newly planted in town, then to tackle mature trees in need of some rejuvenation in the Master’s orchard in the grounds of Marlborough College.
And the day will end with tea in the Master’s Lodge.
The workshop begins at 10.00 am and runs until 4.00 pm. Tickets cost just £25 per person. Early booking is advised. Call Philippa on 01672 512 949 or Kate on 01672 514497.