Forget any preconceptions you may have about pruning roses being difficult, complicated or time-consuming; this workshop will show you how easy and fun it is to keep your shrubs, climbers and ramblers thriving.

This half-day course will help you hone your skills with advice, explanations and demonstrations of key theories. Weather permitting, we will head out to the organic Cutting Garden at Daylesford, so do bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

By the end of the workshop you can be confident in your knowledge of how to ensure your roses perform to their fullest potential, yielding beautiful displays of blooms. No prior experience is necessary.

About guest tutor Michael Marriott

Michael was passionate about plants and gardens from a very early age. He studied Agricultural Botany at Reading University in the 1970s and worked for a short time in plant pathology research before working on rubber, cocoa and oil palm estates in the Pacific region.

He began working with roses in 1984 and joined David Austin Roses in 1985, where he became a senior rosarian giving advice, designing rose gardens, writing and lecturing around the world. He is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society woody plant committee.

We will also be hosting the below workshops with Michael:

5th July Scents of summer roses Find out more

18th October Growing and using roses in your garden Find out more


DATE: Thursday 7th February 2019

LOCATION: Daylesford Farmshop, near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG

TIMINGS: 9.30am – 1pm

PRICE: £65 per person

BOOKING: Book online below. For more information about this course please call the team at the Garden room on 01608 731 712

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