Niwaki Workshop 15th September

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I'm organising a day-long workshop at Harvard Farm,with an informal talk/slideshow, a tasty lunch, a tour round Mum's garden (usually only open to Borderlines tours) and a workshop looking at pine pruning and cloud pruning. It should be interesting both for people keen to introduce a bit of sculptural pruning into their garden, and those interested specifically in Japanese gardens. You'll see various projects in different stages of development, and there'll be the chance to join in on nursery plants.

Here's the plan so far - email or call for a pdf leaflet.

10.00: Introduction & coffee

Illustrated talk on Niwaki in Japan, and how the same techniques can be applied to English gardens. Q&A session

Tour around the garden at Harvard Farm, looking at the topiary and  Japanese pruning

Lunch in the barn

Tour of the nursery area, where we are field growing a small but unique

collection of trees trained and shaped in Japanese styles.

Practical demonstrations on trees, including training, clipping & autumn pine pruning

Individual participation

4.00: Tea

This is a practical day: please bring secateurs and appropriate outdoor clothing.

The full range of Niwaki pruning tools and tripod ladders will be available for sale at 10% discount prices

£95.00 for the day, including lunch


jake hosbo

jake hobson

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