Grafting & 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Historical documents suggest the first trees to be grafted were sweet chestnuts by the Romans.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 your own trees and shrubs. 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 NDH. John and Linda own Chestnut Brae a 1,000 tree sweet chestnut orchard and garden. In the past John taught students grafting techniques at the University of Surrey in the UK and also in the USA. He is the author of the Modern Nurseryman, the textbook used by many students on how to grow ornamental plants.
Venue: Chestnut Brae, 106 McKittrick Road, Carlotta near Nannup. Workshop starts at 10am for 5 hours, $65pp including coffee/tea and lunch. Minimum age - 14 years old.
Bring: Knife to practice grafting with
Sturdy boots as workshop is held in an orchard.
PLEASE NOTE : You will need sharp budding and grafting knife. John prefers to use a Tina knife, he has used Tina knives from Germany all his life. If you do not have a knife and want John to get you a TINA knife, he will be in the UK in September and can purchase one for you from the supplier. They are $ 158 a knife.
Felco do a cheap grafting and budding knife.
Bookings: contact firstname.lastname@example.org (minimum 5, maximum 20 people)
Proudly supported by Keladry Farm Nursery, Nannup