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 Rose Pruning With
  Troy Scott-Smith 

Head Gardener of Sissinghurst


Date: Monday, 5th December 2022


Time: 10.00-4.30 pm

Location:  Upper Sydling House, Up Sydling, Dorchester

Dorset DT2 9PH

Price: £120.00 




We are so pleased that Troy Scott-Smith, Head Gardener of Sissinghurst, is 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 his favourite rose is 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 but warming 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 course, taking place both indoors and outdoors.


Should you wish to book a place to give to a friend, we can send a personal gift voucher out to them.  Please email us if this is the case.

To see images of previous workshops and creations, please click here.


  • Coffee and cake on arrival

  • Informative Talk on Roses 

  • Rose Pruning Demonstration

  • Light Lunch

  • Tea and cake at end of the day
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