Pruning Berry Vines and Bushes

Pruning Berry Vines and Bushes

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Live via Zoom
Over 10 people have attended this class


Winter - what better time to deepen your understanding and develop a pruning plan for this years berry harvest. Pruning berry vines and bushes plays a crucial role in maintaining plant health, fostering strong fruit production, managing new growth, and addressing pest concerns. However, while pruning offers benefits, excessive pruning can diminish fruit harvest and weaken plant health. So, understanding the proper pruning methods is essential for optimizing your garden's berry harvest. The aim is to have so many plump juicy berries, that some may actually make it to the pantry!!

Join us for an informative berry pruning session where you'll gain insights into various berry types, appropriate pruning timings, necessary tools, selective pruning practices, and the importance of shaping growth to enhance fruit-bearing. We'll explore techniques tailored to vines like boysenberries and bushes like blueberries, ensuring your berries develop into plump, flavoursome delights waiting to be picked. Additionally, we'll discuss strategies for pest management through targeted pruning and highlight the significance of ongoing vigilance for potential pruning needs throughout the year. 

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What you will learn

  • How to prune berries to enhance harvests

What you will get

  • Access to recording for 2 weeks

What to bring

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What to wear


Appropriate for

Gardeners who want to grow berries

Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit non-government organiation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet.

Its driving purpose is to:

  • Encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment;
  • Provide information, education and undertake research about the natural environment;
  • Reconnect people to the natural world through gardening; and
  • Ensure an understanding of the impacts that gardening decisions about chemical and resource use have on the natural environment well beyond their neighbourhood.
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Your Teacher

Karen Sutherland has been growing food since she was 8 years old and has had 40 years training and experience in horticulture, specialising in edible gardening for the last 15 years. She teaches, writes, and consults on edible gardening, with an emphasis on native Australian plants for food and health. She co-authored the award-winning book ‘Tomato, Know Sow Grow Feast’ in 2018.

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4.5 (2 reviews)
gracerated it
14 Jun 2024Pruning Berry Vines and Bushes
It was great to hear about pruning lots of different types of berries, especially ones I already have growing. I learned a lot.
Sandrarated it
14 Jun 2024
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SGA’s Booking Conditions

  • Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendance.
  • If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed by SGA. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time for registration and seating
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