EVENT: Practical Skills – Bud Grafting Course
Thursday 15th July at Long Wood Community Woodland, Lampeter
Saturday 31st July at Castell Henllys in Pembrokeshire
A day course in bud grafting will immerse us in a theoretical and practical approach to grafting using buds; otherwise known as chip budding. This method is carried out over the summer months, usually in July.
On this course we will have an overview of all issues relating to rootstock choice, the preparation of scion material and joining the bud to the rootstock to create a successful union. We will also discuss the type of equipment we will be using from grafting knives to tapes, waxes and secateurs. The course will give you a detailed introduction to bud grafting along with a tree to graft and takeaway.
We aim to accommodate all levels of ability in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere.
Please bring along a pair of secateurs, suitable clothing for working outdoors and a packed lunch.
This course will be held outside and follow covid precautions in line with government guidelines.
Places are limited, please book early (see booking details at the top of the page).