Seeing the fruit trees in Monkton's walled garden
Our Planning & Planting a Fruit Orchard was a success at Monkton Wyld Court this Saturday...
It was an small intimate group with participants from varied backgrounds offering different experiences, from running a local organic kitchen garden, owning vineyards in Brittany France, and growing on an allotment! The tutor, Tom, was able to help with specific problems people encountered with their fruit trees, from growing on the cliffs of Cornwall to using the sunshine in Kent. We used the beautiful walled gardens and fruit orchards of Monkton Wyld, with a huge variety of fruit trees: apples, plums, kiwis, pears, cherry trees, grape vines….
Seeing an established fruit orchard gave us the opportunity to see what works and do our own site assessment, looking at the importance of getting the right altitude, soil, shelter, slope direction, disease prevention and much more. The day was packed with information and Tom was a fantastic teacher, we all came away with useful information to put into practice, I’d recommend this course for anyone interested in growing fruit trees, regardless of experience.
To book onto our Autumn 2017 course click here...