Fruit Tree Grafting Courses – This winter I will be running two grafting courses, one on Saturday 3rd March and one on Sunday 4th March 2018, from 10.30 – 3.30 at Tom Adams Fruit Tree Nursery, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NQ.

On this course, which includes a tour of the nursery, participants will bench graft three apple trees to take home. You’ll also learn

  • Different grafting methods
  • Theory of grafting and reasons for it
  • How to select the right rootstock for different situations
  • How to collect and store propagation material
  • How to care for your growing trees

A range of apple rootstocks will be provided, as will a range of propagation material from local heritage and modern varieties.

Grafting knives are provided, please bring your own secateurs.

If you have a favourite apple tree you want to propagate, please bring along cuttings for grafting

The cost of the course, which includes a light lunch, is £60.

Please contact Tom on 07776 498936 for more details.


I am available to run courses on pruning and propagation throughout the winter months. Please contact me for more details.

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I have run pruning and grafting courses for various community orchards, Cheshire Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and The National Trust.

The pruning courses can include anything from the formative pruning of new trees to maintaining existing trees to the renovation of neglected trees.

During the summer months I run green woodworking courses. So far these have involved rustic bench making, cider press making and very recently I ran a xylophone workshop and a bench making workshop with a local community arts group.

2 Responses

  1. Attended grafting course Sunday 20th Feb 2011. Extremely well organised, very imformative and an enjoyable session.

  2. I attended Tom’s grafting course on 28 Feb 2015. It was tremendously useful.

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