Fruit Trees and Summer Pruning

Brought to you by The Diggers Club

Your workshop

Whether you have a small garden with only a few fruit trees or your own orchard, now is the time for summer pruning and shaping your deciduous fruit trees. Summer pruning inhibits growth so now is the best time to maintain a tree's shape to keep it a manageable size for netting and harvesting. Developed by French orchardists to help train espaliers, the summer pruning system has the potential to increase fruit yields, bring young trees into maturity and cropping sooner, and also save many hours of pruning work the following winter.


  • Summer pruning objectives
  • Pruning techniques
  • Shaping your trees
  • Maintaining growth
  • Minimising disease
  • Maximising fruit production

You will learn all the important tips to maximising the health of your trees including soil health, fertilising, pest control, and ongoing care.

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Your Presenter

Julian is the Head Gardener at St Erth, where he is curator of the espalier orchard, the food forest, and the bulb meadows, and he is a highly experienced market gardener and passionate fork to fork foodie!

The Location

Featuring over 4 acres of food, cottage and bush gardens each season provides different delights and inspiration to both experienced and aspiring gardeners. The gardens are filled with plants which thrive in central Victoria’s cold winters and hot dry summers. A huge range of daffodils, hellebores and other flowering bulbs bring the garden to life in spring.

Visitors can admire the colour and beauty of our perennial flower borders throughout summer and autumn with hardy, long flowering perennials creating an amazing cottage garden display amongst our Australian bush setting.

The Garden has been certified organic since 2008 and Digger’s range of perennials, bulbs and heirloom vegetables are grown at St Erth using the best organic methods. Seasonal produce from our kitchen gardens is served at St Erth café throughout the year.

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Fruit Trees and Summer Pruning

18 February 2024

The Garden of St Erth (Blackwood)

Sunday 10am - 11:30am

Limited tickets, don't miss out.

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