Orchard Learning at HOCO

Ever wanted to know how to properly look after the apple, pear or plum trees on your allotment? Puzzled by pruning or pests? Pick from a new crop of Orchard Learning courses at Horfield Organic Community Orchard (HOCO), located on the Golden Hill site.

Shannon Smith, a knowledgeable and down-to-earth tutor, will run the workshops and courses at the HOCO using real trees in this rich and diverse outdoor learning environment. Learners will work hands-on in and learn about how seasonal and local conditions affect trees.

Pruning shears

There are a number of different courses being run in the Spring and Summer of 2019. For dates and further details of the courses go to  the Caring for Trees page on this website.