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Rose Pruning Day with Troy Scott-Smith

Rose Pruning Day with  Troy Scott-Smith
Rose Pruning Day with  Troy Scott-Smith

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Upper Sydling House, Up Sydling, Dorchester DT2 9PH, UK

About the event

We are so pleased that Troy Scott-Smith, Head Gardener of Sissinghurst, is once again leading a rose pruning workshop here this winter.  This one-day course will take the form of a talk, discussing the various needs of different types of roses and the methods that should be applied, depending on what type of roses are being pruned.  Troy will also explain and show how some roses require certain staking methods, depending on their growth habits and type.

Troy has an incredible knowledge of roses, but especially of old roses, having worked with so many at some of the finest gardens in the country, during his horticultural career. Do not expect him to be able to tell you which is his favourite rose though, there are too many!

​After the talk, Troy will give demonstrations of pruning methods in the garden for people to see some of the techniques described in his talk. There will be a chance to ask advice or to put a little of what you have learnt into practise, if wished, with the help of Troy and our Head Gardener, Alison.

The day will include coffee on arrival, a light lunch, culminating with tea and cake at the end of the day.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from a horticultural expert. It will be both a very informative and practical course, which means numbers will be limited. Practical, warm, waterproof winter clothing and footwear are advised for this workshop.

Please note that our events and workshops are non refundable so please make sure that you are able to attend on the specified date. However, if Dorset Walled Garden has to postpone or cancel the event, then all monies will be refunded. We reserve the right to cancel this workshop if not enough places are booked onto the course .


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