Upcoming Events

Wildlife of the Holkham National Nature Reserve, 19:30, Tuesday 9 January 2018, St. Andrew’s Hall, Eaton

Illustrated talk by Andrew Bloomfield, Reserve Warden http://www.nnns.org.uk/event/list

 

Wildlife through the Lens, 19:30, Tuesday 23 January 2018, St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton

Illustrated talk by Peter Mallett http://www.nnns.org.uk/event/list

 

Hanging by a thread - Norfolk’s threatened spiders, 19:30, Tuesday 13 February 2018, St. Andrew’s Hall, Eaton

Presidential Address by Dr Helen Smith http://www.nnns.org.uk/event/list

 

Wildlife of Cuba, 19:30, Tuesday, 27 February 2018, St. Andrew’s Hall, Eaton

Illustrated talk by Hans Watson http://www.nnns.org.uk/event/list

 

 

Orchards East Winter Workshop Program (events Jan-Feb):

Majority are FREE!

 

Pruning Workshop, 9:45 - 15:30, Saturday 20th January 2018, Waldringfield, Newbourne and Hemley Scattered Orchard, Suffolk

Learn how to prune fruit trees. This in-depth course focusses on restorative pruning of older trees with a brief section looking at pruning of young trees. Led by Anna Baldwin, orchard specialist and experienced trainer. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u

 

Reformative Pruning Workshop: Cressing Temple Barns, 9.45 - 15:30, Sunday 28th January 2018, Witham Rd, Cressing, Braintree CM77 8PD.

Learn how to prune and re-shape fruit trees (apples and pears) that have been neglected in their early years. Plan for future pruning work and how to manage growth resulting from previous pruning work. Tree age 6- 30 years. Led by Anna Baldwin, orchard specialist and experienced trainer. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u

 

Reformative Pruning Workshop, 10:00 - 15:00, Saturday 3rd February 2018, Wandlebury Country Park, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 3AE

Learn how to prune and re-shape fruit trees (apples and pears) that have been neglected in their early years. Plan for future pruning work and how to manage growth resulting from previous pruning work. Tree age 6- 30 years. Led by Bob Lever, orchard enthusiast and experienced trainer. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u

 

Restorative Pruning Workshop, 10:00 - 15:00, Sunday 4th February 2018, Tewin Orchard, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Tewin, AL6 0LY

Learn how to renovate and prune old apple trees to encourage longevity, improve stability, and encourage growth in the right place. Tree age 50 years and upwards. Led by Bob Lever, orchard enthusiast and experienced trainer. Open to people with some understanding of pruning apple and pear trees. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u

 

Formative Pruning Workshop, 10:00 - 13:30, Saturday 10th February 2018, Metfield Community Orchard, Metfield Suffolk, IP20 0JY

Learn how to prune to create specific tree forms – standard, half-standard, bush, multi-stem. Problem solving: tree predators and sward management, and how they might determine your tree form and advanced techniques (eg. Tying down, Bud nicking and notching.) Tree age 1 – 5 years. Led by Bob Lever, orchard enthusiast and experienced trainer. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u

 

Grafting Workshop, 10.00 - 16:00, Saturday 10th February 2018, Foxburrow Farm, Saddlemakers Lane, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1NA

Led by Paul Read, of Suffolk Traditional Orchard Group and Orchards East. Following a talk on the propagation of fruit trees and demonstrations of grafting, participants will be able to try “bench grafting” for several hours. Paul will demonstrate other methods, and other propagation techniques will be discussed. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u

 

Restorative Pruning Workshop, 10:00 - 15:00, Sunday 11th February 2018, Rummer’s Lane orchard, Wisbech St. Mary, Cambridgeshire

Learn how to renovate and prune old apple trees to encourage longevity, improve stability, and encourage growth in the right place. Tree age 50 years and upwards. Led by Bob Lever, orchard enthusiast and experienced trainer. Open to people with some understanding of pruning apple and pear trees. https://tinyurl.com/y87ukv9u