Grafting & Budding Workshop

Babylonstoren
Published on August 13th 2019
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Grafting is a technique whereby a shoot of the desired plant cultivar is inserted into another plant to join them together. Spring is the perfect time to try your hand at grafting – the rootstock is alive and filled with moving sap.
Set a day aside and join our garden team to learn about the different techniques and try your hand at some of the basics!
We’ll take a stroll through our garden and visit some of the special trees planted in the garden while Anton Roux shares their history with us. Admire our medlar on quince, rare apple varieties and heritage pears grafted on special rootstocks.
Grafting is a very old technique – our grandparents often grafted trees so they could have different types of fruit growing on the same tree. The more modern technique of budding is such an easy skill that anyone can master it. With a bit of practice and a few special tricks up your sleeve, you will soon be growing all kinds of interesting combinations.

Workshop details

Cost per person | R700
Lunch will be served in the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.
Date | 21 August 2019
Time | 10:00 - 15:00
Place | Meet us at the Farm Shop
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