Urban Fruits – Everything You Need to Know About Fruit Trees

Late autumn and winter is the perfect time to plant and prune fruit trees in your garden, patio or balcony, so get your skills up to scratch with this timely course
 apples in sunlight

Our fruit expert, Wade Muggleton will help plan your planting and select the right varieties with insights into pollination, grafting, basic pruning and how to utilise your fruit harvest.

 This one day workshop costs £30 which includes refreshments and entry to Winterbourne House and Garden

Date: Friday 2nd November 2012

 Time: 10am – 3pm

Please book by calling 0121 415 8668 or emailing


UPDATE: Autumn/Winter Courses at Urban Veg

We still have places on some of our day courses:

Chicken keeping for beginners – Sat 20th October
– A complete guide for beginners from choosing breeds, what to feed, handling and where to house.

Allotment Gardening with Alys Fowler –  Sun 28th October
– Plan your vegetable and fruit growing so you crop all year round. Everything you need to know before you grow in spring.

Everything you need to know about fruit trees – Fri  2nd November
– It doesn’t matter if you have a small garden, allotment or orchard this course will teach you about top fruit varieties, pruning and after-care.

Preserves and pickles with Alys Fowler – Sat 17th November SOLD OUT

Willow weaving workshop –  Sun 25th November SOLD OUT

Willow weaving workshop, Great Christmas Gifts – Sat 8th December
– This course has been designed to guide total beginners step by step through each stage of the basket making process making this timeless craft easy to understand.

All workshops cost £30 and include refreshments.

Book by emailing urbanveg@contacts.bham.ac.uk or telephone 0121 415 8668 during Winterbourne House and Garden’s opening hours.

Chicken Keeping for Beginners

Saturday 20th October 2012


chicken in the arms of a handler


What do you want from your chickens and what do they want from you?

Learn all you need to know about feeding, health,  choosing breeds, handling and more on this one day workshop. Suitable for those who already have, or hope to look after, chickens.

Please book by calling 0121 415 8668

or emailing urbanveg@contacts.bham.ac.uk