Fruit Tree Grafting and Pruning 2022 - test


Date for 2022 TBC


Chris Evans 


9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Course Description

Fruit Tree Grafting & Pruning Workshop

Interested to learn about fruit tree grafting?
Have fruit trees that need pruning?

Come to a Grafting & Pruning Workshop by Chris Evans. You will learn about grafting and pruning and take home 2 trees you’ve grafted yourself.

Course content

You will learn how to prune and graft fruit trees. You will also take home from the day 2 trees you have grafted your self.

If you have a favorite apple tree in your garden you want to propagate, you can bring along a branch (scion) for grafting – contact Chris for details. Chris is also looking for scion of named varieties for grafting in his fruit nursery so if you need a tree pruning he is happy to exchange this work for some of the branches !

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the grafting and pruning of fruit trees. The land at Applewood is steeply sloping in places so you will need to be able to safely walk about the land. 


You will need to bring:

A Packed Lunch - hot drinks will  be available. A Memory Stick for course materials to be transferred on to. Any branches (scion) from your favorite tree you want to propagate. 

Date for 2022 TBC

1 day from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm

Fees - 

£45 per person which includes taking home 2 trees you’ve grafted yourself

10% discount if you bring a friend !
Who do you know that could also benefit from learning permaculture skills for life? We are offering a 10% discount on your course fee if you can bring a friend to attend the course (this offer is available any time after you book your own place, right up until the course starts).


For enquiries and booking please contact:

Chris on 01584 831195 or better still e-mail Emma

Coronavirus update

With regards the coronavirus, we don't know what the situation will be by the time this course will take place and we aim to let you know in plenty of time if things are going to change. If we have to cancel we will offer the option of a full refund. If you have to drop out and the course is still going ahead, we will refund minus an admin fee. Alternatively you can transfer your fees already paid to a future course, without an admin fee.

Postcode is SY8 4JG - Orleton Common (more details provided on booking)

Nearest train stations are Ludlow or Leominster

Facilitators & Venue

Chris lives at Applewood with his partner Looby and children Shanti and Teya. He has taught permaculture in the UK, Europe, Nepal, India, U.S.A. and Mexico. He is also a UK assessment level tutor for apprentices working towards their diploma in applied permaculture design with the Permaculture Association Britain.

The Venue
Applewood is a 20 acre smallholding, Waterloo Farm, recently acquired in the beautiful hills of North Herefordshire. Here, the owners, Designed Visions partners Chris Evans and Looby Macnamara, are developing a  permaculture demonstration and training centre. We feel that with permaculture, you need to see it to believe it, and then need to be able to learn it, and then acquire the resources (seeds, plants, books, friends and networks) to do it! The site includes woods, pasture, a lake, kitchen garden and an orchard of heritage apples. A converted barn and outbuildings provide indoor accommodation and the grounds a peaceful campsite.

For regular updates and photos see our facebook page 

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