Masterclass on the Care and Cultivation of Glasshouse Fruit

An event organised by the Women’s Farm & Garden Association

A fantastic opportunity to learn from a master – Ian Webster is the retired Head Gardener from Chatsworth and an expert in Glasshouse Fruit and a Senior Garden Advisor. Also present will be Alan Mason retired Head gardener of Harlaxton Manor, Lincs and Senior Garden Advisor  and the Head Gardener of Somerleyton Hall Anna Outlaw – a wealth of horticultural knowledge.  

The day will include all the information you are ever likely to need on the care, cultivation and training of peaches. Other fruit also covered will be grapes, kumquats, figs, oranges and lemons – which you will see in the glasshouses. Attention will be paid to the selection processes of choosing the right fruit, training and the subsequent care for those wishing to grow their own under cover – whether on a large or small scale.
The workshop will take place in Somerleyton’s extensive exceptional range of original Joseph Paxton’s glasshouses. The peach ‘cases’ – that run the length and height of one of the walled gardens – have recently been restored to full working order and are quite unique.
Somerleyton is possibly one of the grandest estates in Suffolk. The walled gardens, also include double herbaceous borders designed by Lady Xa Tollemache, a vegetable garden and an orchard. Beyond the walls lie the Nesfield parterre, a formal garden, grand conservatory, white garden and one of the finest yew mazes in the country. A tour of the gardens will be included in the day.
The cost of this workshop is £40 per WFGA member and £50 per non member. Tea and coffee are available in the cafe. Please bring a packed lunch, secateurs and a small pruning knife if you have one.  

Venue: Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft Suffolk

Date: Saturday 15th November    

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Book now by emailing: or tel: 01285 658339