Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

With expert horticulturalist Justin Calverley

Next Available: Sat, 20 Jul 9:00AM (AEST)
4 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class


Winter pruning of fruit trees is vital for setting structure in young trees and promoting fruiting wood in mature trees.

Join expert horticulturalist Justin Calverley for our winter fruit tree pruning workshop and learn how to best care for your fruit trees for health and to maximise your yield for next season. This workshop will give you the skills to prune with the confidence to achieve the tree you wished for. The workshop will combine both the theory of why and what we prune in winter with demonstrations in the orchard.

Please bring your gardening gloves and a pair of sharp clean secateurs.

Justin Calverley

Justin Calverley is horticultural expert with more than 30 years' experience and author of the book, The Urban Farmer. He is a go-to expert for the media and in high demand on the presentation and public speaking circuit. Ten years of Justin's popular 3RRR radio show 'Dirty Deeds' is available as a podcast or you can still hear him on 3RRR Breakfasters and ABC Evenings with David Astle.

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What you will learn

  • How to shape and improve fruiting with winter pruning.

What you will get

  • Handout notes and the capacity to ask and learn from questions and interaction.
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Gardening gloves and a pair of sharp clean secateurs.

What to wear

Casual outdoors, be prepared for the weather.

Appropriate for

beginner home gardeners and urban farmers, permaculture

Edendale Farm

(918 Reviews)

Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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4.9 (15 reviews)
Robertrated it
04 Jul 2023
Excellent workshop. Helps if have a basic understanding of pruning and fruit trees but if that's in place, the workshop accelerates learning eg tree shapes, how to identify the age of a tree and fruiting branches, the effect of pruning and when to summer and winter prune, the importance of getting the tree structure and framework branches right and an explanation of fruiting wood on a variety of fruit trees.
Melinda rated it
02 Jul 2023
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Suerated it
01 Jul 2023
Fantastic and very informative workshop
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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