Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017
Saturday 26 August 2017
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Price: $15 per person - including morning tea
Bookings: Click here to book online or phone 8433 1700
BYO gloves and secateurs preferred (please advise if you require to borrow some from Carrick Hill)
Located on the downward slopes beyond the house to the north corner is the Heritage apple and pear orchard where over 60 varieties and hybrids grow. The orchard was established to preserve the National collection using root stock from Rippon Lea House in Melbourne. Most of these varieties were first bred in the 1700s and were primarily used for preserving, cooking and making apple and pear wines and ciders.
With over 40 years of combined gardening experience Carrick Hill's gardeners are hosting fruit tree (apple and pear) pruning workshops to pass on some of their knowledge on promoting great fruit growth. The varieties that you will be working on are not readily available and you will have the opportunity to take a hardwood cutting for some of these rare varieties to grow your own tree.
Bookings essential - limited numbers