MONTALTO GARDEN WORKSHOP: Raspberry patch from scratch [SOLD OUT]
Expert advice and guidance on establishing your own raspberry patch, hosted by our Produce Manager Julie Bennett.
Learn all the secrets on how to grow your own raspberries at home during this hands on workshop in our large, netted raspberry patch
Date: Friday 15th July
Time: 8.45am – 12.00pm
During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to:
Prepare to plant a raspberry patch
Use different trellising techniques
Identify pests and diseases and how best to remedy them
Prune and maintain raspberry plants for maximum yield, vigour and health
You’ll need to bring:
Waterproof footwear or gumboots
A sense of adventure
Join Julie as she shares over 20 years of experience, in-depth knowledge and passion for gardening and permaculture - an unmissable opportunity for keen gardeners of all ages and skill levels.
8.45am Warm up with a tea or coffee, along with a morning snack, as Julie welcomes the group.
9.00am A quick walk to our large, netted raspberry patch where you’ll learn:
how to identify last and next seasons fruiting canes
the different trellising methods for your space
how to identify any pests and diseases
Julie will demonstrate the how, when and why’s of pruning and trellising raspberry canes before you’ll be given a pair of secateurs, safety glasses and an opportunity to prune the Montalto estate raspberry plants yourself.
12.00pm Official proceedings conclude, however you are welcome to stay and enjoy lunch in The Piazza or The Restaurant (ensure you make a reservation to avoid disappointment on the day!) or feel free to pop into The Cellar Door to taste or purchase any of our award-winning wines. Don’t forget to explore our Montalto Pantry Collection made exclusively from estate-grown produce – the perfect inspiration for your raspberry harvest!