Grafting and Budding Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
Historical documents suggest the first trees to be grafted were sweet chestnuts by the Romans
Now you can learn the technique in a sweet chestnut orchard
In this interactive workshop you will learn how to graft trees and shrubs in your own garden. In the workshop we will cover:
- WHY Graft plants
- HOW to graft using Veneer, whip and tongue and saddle grafts and T and chip budding techniques
- WHEN to graft
- WHAT to graft
About the presenter :John Stanley. John and Linda own Chestnut Brae, a 1,000 tree sweet chestnut orchard and garden. In the past John taught students in the UK and USA in grafting techniques. He is the author of the Modern Nurseryman, the textbook used by many students on how to grow ornamental plants.
Meet at Chestnut Brae, Carlotta near Nannup. Workshop starts at 10am for 3 hours, $35pp including coffee/tea and chestnut biscuit. Minimum age - 14 years old.
Bring: Knife to practice grafting with
Sturdy boots as workshop is held in an orchard.
Bookings: contact email@example.com (minimum 5, maximum 20 people)
Lot 21 McKittrick Road, Nannup From Vasse Highway take Chalwell Road 4km, turn right on McKittrick Road and follow it to the very end. The name Chestnut Brae is on the gate.
Accommodation, chestnut added value products for sale including chestnut fed pork. Toilet.
Please contact John & Linda Stanley : 0409 104 120 for more information.
Entry: $35, payable at the gate on the day.