Spaces left for the grafting Workshop at Ravenscourt Park, Saturday 3rd April 10.00am – 4.00pm

There’s still time to book on Abundance London’s grafting workshop, 3rd April 2011, 10-4pm

Come and learn how to create your own tree. They will be providing root stocks and scions and show you how to choose and create your own tree – which you then get to take home. Scions determine the type of fruit (what variety of apple, pear, etc), while the root stock determines the size and vigour of your tree. Groups are small – maximum 5 people – so you will have individual tuition. Children can accompany under your supervision, but note that grafting requires the use of a sharp knife, so it’s not suitable for the very young.

A bespoke tree – makes an original mother’s day gift, or your own perfectly tailored tree. Each session lasts 30 mins. If you have a favourite tree and wish to make more – bring along some 30cm/18in pencil-thickness twigs. We will be providing a wide range on the day from which you can choose. £12: includes tuition, equipment, tree to take home. The workshop will be held in the Ravenscourt Park greenhouses, just behind the cafe in the middle of the park.

For more information, or a booking form, please contact, or check out


Abundance London Events

create your own tree!
create your own tree grafting workshop on 3rd April
My Abundance London colleagues will be busy over the next couple of months. Here is a copy of their Newsletter….

News from Abundance London, March 2011

Lots of exciting events happening in Chiswick and Hammersmith as spring arrives at last. Learn how to create your own perfect fruit tree in the friendly greenhouse in Ravenscourt Park – learn a new skill and come home with a fabulous customised tree.

Create your own tree, 3rd April
Learn how to graft your own bespoke fruit tree

Learn how to graft your own fruit tree, and take home a new tree, personalised by you. A perfect gift for yourself or for mother’s day?
Sessions must be booked in advance and cost £12, which includes everything, including the new tree. Bring some twigs from your favourite tree if you would like to make one of them… See attached poster for more details, or check out
Venue: Ravenscourt Greenhouses, Hammersmith. Booking required.

Pruning course, 10th April
There will be a free pruning workshop on Dukes Meadows (by the river, behind the Farmers Market), focussing on stone fruit (plum, cherry, etc). Booking required:

Seedswap 20th March
Bring your surplus seeds along to Chiswick House Kitchen Garden. Contact for more information.

Grow your own
Lots of courses for beginners at the Ravenscourt Greenhouses, run by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association. Check out the website for details on

Succulent collection
Well, you can’t eat them, so strictly speaking we shouldn’t include them – but this is a special behind-the-scenes look at the succulents collection at Kew on 23rd June. Contact