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Kate Marshall - Espaliered Fruit Trees

Kate Marshall - Espaliered Fruit Trees
Kate Marshall - Espaliered Fruit Trees

Kate Marshall

With ever-reducing section sizes, Kiwis are keen to use the traditional formal tree training method of ‘espalier’ to utilize wall space for fruit production. Victorian walled gardens used espalier training to beautify brick walls, while also taking advantage of the reflected warmth. In modern gardens, espaliered fruit trees are perfect where space is limited, as well as being very attractive and impressive features.

Kate has been living and breathing fruit trees in her role as Sales and Marketing Manager at Nelson’s Waimea Nurseries over the last twelve years. The nursery is one of NZ’s largest fruit tree nurseries, supplying both commercial orchardists and garden retailers with a broad range of fruiting trees and plants. Kate is also the contributing writer for NZ Gardener magazine’s monthly fruit tree column, fruit tree expert for Tony Murrell’s Home & Garden Show on Radio Live, and she was a highlight of the speaker series at several of the Ellerslie Flower Shows hosted in Christchurch.

Espaliered Fruit Trees

Fruit tree expert Kate Marshall hosts the workshops at a recently established potager, showing how to train newly planted fruit trees into espalier forms, and maintenance pruning and training on more established trees. Kate will cover the best varieties and fruit types to espalier, how to set up the structures, pruning timing and different espalier form ideas. Kate will give you the confidence to get your own espaliered fruit trees underway in your own garden, without being scared of getting it wrong.

All workshop attendees will receive a grafted baby apple tree to take home. Kate has chosen the disease resistant ‘Initial’ as an easy-care and very productive variety, the perfect start for your own espalier garden. Bus to the venue is included. 

Refreshments included:

  • Coffee / Tea

Kate Marshall - Espaliered Fruit Trees Fri 4 Nov 8.45am - 12pm KMF SOLD OUT
Kate Marshall - Espaliered Fruit Trees Sat 5 Nov 1.45pm-5pm KMS SOLD OUT