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Orchard management, including pruning, pests and diseases. Hands-on practical on a working fruit farm and theory based classroom session.

Equipment required

  • Felco Secateurs
  • Silky pruning saw
  • Gloves
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for both indoors and outdoors (Boots and Waterproof jacket/trousers).

Course reference: HOP011

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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Venue Details:
Details of the venue will be confirmed in the confirmation letter.

This course runs on a Sunday 09:30 - 16:30




Our horticulture facilities at Plumpton are pretty impressive. In fact you’ll get to experience one of the finest natural locations in the country, perfect for developing your creativity. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll be able to build your skills in an excellent environment.

  • Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton

As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.

  • Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand

You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.

  • Grow plants all year round here

We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.

  • Build even more skills at Plumpton

You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.

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