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July master classes

July master classes

Date posted: 12 June 2014

Make July a month of learning with the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide 2014 Master Class Series.

Bookings are now open for two master classes, Beat the Heat: Gardening in a semi-arid climate and Pruning for Fruit Principles and Practices.

Presented by the Garden’s own Merilyn Kuchel Beat the Heat: Gardening in a semi-arid climate will show participants how to grow a water-wise garden, full of plants that require little or no irrigation.

“Those who come along will learn the basics of plant physiology, enjoy demonstrations and utilise the Gardens Mediterranean and Australian collections to identify plants suited to our climate,” Director of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Stephen Forbes said.

Located in the orchard at Perry’s famous Fruit and Nut Farm Pruning for Fruit Principles and Practices will cover the fundamentals of winter pruning and ensure plenty of hands on opportunities for participants.

“Pruning is fundamental to getting the best from your fruit trees; this hands-on master class will incorporate theory, demonstrations and the opportunity for participants to practice a variety of pruning techniques,” Mr Forbes said.

Beat the Heat: Gardening in a semi-arid climate and Pruning for Fruit Principles and Practices are part of The Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence 2014 Master Class Series. For more information about the master classes please visit tache.sa.edu.au or call 08 8222 9311 to book.

The Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence is an initiative of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide in partnership with TAFE SA. The Centre delivers high quality horticulture training through the educational expertise of TAFE SA and the horticultural knowledge and world-class collections of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

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