Winter Pruning Course with Elizabeth O’Connell

Event Date:

November 23, 2023

Event Time:

9:30 am

Event Location:

Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens

Join us at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens for a half-day introduction course on winter pruning this November.

With trees and shrubs dormant during the winter and spring, now’s the time to take the mystery out of pruning and spend half a day learning alongside Elizabeth O’Connell, Garden Designer, Consultant and Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner. 

If you’re wondering how late in the year can you prune, should you prune every year, how far down should you prune, what happens if you don’t prune and what tools are needed then this is the course for you.

Bring these and other questions to your morning course with Elizabeth who, with over 40 years experience in the field of Horticulture (10 of which were as Head Gardener here at Ballymaloe Cookery School), will help you learn by doing.

  • DATE: Thursday November 23rd, 2023
  • TIMES: 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • VENUE: Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens, Shanagarry, Co Cork
  • COST: Just €60 when you sign up through NOTS – more than 30% reduction on full course price
  • PARTICIPANTS: Limited (Sign up ASAP to confirm your place)

Please note – to qualify for the NOTS rate, you must be a) resident in Ireland; and b) employed in any sector (either full-time or part-time). If you are not currently in employment – please sign up directly through Ballymaloe Cookery School.

Course Elements / Breakdown:

    • What You’ll Learn: 
      • Principles of Pruning (Why, How and When we prune)
      • Tools for pruning and their uses
      • Pruning techniques 

      Course Elements: 

      • Classroom based learning to understand the principles of pruning that will take the mystery out of this critical growing/gardening skill
      • Hands on pruning demonstration
      • Walk around our organic farm and gardens 

Sign up below – please note course places are limited so sign up ASAP to confirm your place. Any questions, email us at

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Total Seats: 20
  • Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens
  • Shanagarry
  • Co. Cork
  • P25 R274

Event Schedule Details

  • November 23, 2023 9:30 am
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