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Prepare, Plant and Prune Fruit Trees in Winter

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Event description

Whether you have a small garden with just a few fruit trees, or you want a large orchard, winter is the time to plant deciduous fruit trees. This workshop will look at the soil preparation, planting and training of young deciduous fruit trees.

Winter is also a traditional time to prune deciduous fruit trees. We will also show you how to maintain mature fruit trees, cleaning up and pruning, to shape trees, minimise disease and maximise fruit production.

Orchard and soil health, fertilising and watering will be covered.

To share their breadth of knowledge we have passionate fruit tree grower and member of the Rare Fruit Society Chris Day ( Every Day Sustainable Living ) and sixth generation orchardist Wez Redden, who has been helping me with fruit tree pruning for more than 20 years in my orchard here at Sophie’s Patch and at other properties.

Numbers are strictly limited

Event Policies


If the weather is extremely inclement Sophie may decide to cancel or reschedule the event.  Please check your emails on the evening prior to the event.


If you are sick please don't attend on the day.  Let us know and we will refund your tickets.

What to wear and bring...

  • Please wear sturdy, closed shoes to Sophie's Patch.
  • Wear practical clothes.
  • Leave your dog home.
  • Bring a water bottle.

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Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event