Important Info

Brian Cunningham, Head Gardener at Scone Palace and presenter on Beechgrove Garden, will conduct a series of gardening workshops throughout the seasons. These will be hands-on with a maximum group size of 10 and Brian will teach you all you need to know about which jobs need to be done in the garden at various times of the year.

The workshops will start at 10am and finish at around 1pm, with tea, coffee and shortbread included. There will be plenty of opportunity to discover all you need to know about jobs that can be done throughout the seasons, from shrub pruning and glasshouse care in winter to growing vegetables and flower picking in summer, as well as talking to Head Gardener, Brian, about his plans for the Scone Palace Gardens.

All tools will be supplied but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Be sure to dress for the outdoors and bring your own gardening gloves.

Workshop tickets are £45 per person with limited space available.

As these are outdoor workshops they are weather dependent. In the case of adverse weather we will aim to reschedule the event to an appropriate date.

Fruit Pruning Workshop

Saturday 24th February | 10am to 1pm

Learn all you need to know about how to look after fruit trees. In this workshop you'll be working in the Walled Garden orchard as Brian shows you how to prune apple trees, as well as talking about planting for training and how to make the most out of growing fruit trees in small space.

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The Kitchen Garden - Part 1

Saturday 30th March | 10 am to 1pm

Looking to start growing your own vegetables? Join Brian in our Kitchen Garden for the first part of his 'How to Grow Veg Series' taking you through the stages of caring for your own vegetable patch. In this first workshop you will learn about seed sowing, planting onions and potatoes and bed preparation.

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The Kitchen Garden - Part 2

Saturday 18th May | 10am to 1pm

Join Brain for the second part of his How to Grow Vegetables series where he will move onto the next steps of caring for your vegetable beds and teach you about planting out, feeding and keeping your plants protected.

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The Kitchen Garden - Part 3

Sunday 14th July | 10am to 1pm

As Brian continues his 'How to grow Veg' series, this workshop will teach you about successional sowing, feeding and irrigation, to make sure your vegetables continue to grow successfully through the summer.

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The Kitchen Garden - Part 4

Saturday 14th September | 10am to 1pm

This is the final part of the 'How to Grow Veg' series where you will learn about harvesting your vegetables, winter vegetables and green manures. Whether you've been on the previous veg workshops or not this will be a great chance to get some pro tips from our Head Gardener Brain Cunningham.

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