Whats on in and around Roots to Fruit

Whats on? Check out events coming up in the near future both at Roots to Fruit Midlands Ltd and in the Local Area.

Master Gardening Classes Spring and Summer 2017 Programme
Date Gardening Work Shop Theme Time Cost
Saturday May 6th Plant your summer hanging baskets. 2pm-4pm FREE Just purchase your plants and materials you use
Wednesday May


Ground Preparation – Preparing your bed or border for growing. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Thursday May


Plant your summer tubs and containers. 7pm-9pm FREE Just purchase your plants and materials you use
Wednesday May


Sowing Seeds – Indoor and outdoor seed sowing. Take way a pot of sown seeds and watch them grow. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Wednesday May


What Plant Goes Where?? – Planning and creating your perfect ornamental border 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Wednesday June


Right Plat Right place- Finding good plants for tricky spots how to plant different types of plant material. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Thursday June


Weeds – Identifying and dealing with weeds. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Wednesday June 28th Maintaining plants Outdoors – Top tips on how to get the best out of your planted border 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Saturday July 1st Grow your own herbal tea – How to grow and process herbal teas from soil to teacup. 1pm  – 4pm £15.00 Per Person
Wednesday July


Pests, Diseases and Disorders- How to identify and deal with them. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person


Saturday 18th March 2017 2pm-4pm

Gardening Activity Afternoon – Getting More Out of Your Apple Tree

Apple Tree Pruning and Grafting – Graft your very own apple tree stock to take home with you

Wassailing – Its history and practice

£10.00pp (includes apple tree, cake and mulled cider Booking essential)




Back by popular demand the Saturday Gardening Master Classes.

Saturday 26th November 10am-12pm Informal Practical workshops on:
  • Making decorative winter tubs (£10.00pp including materials)
  • Making Christmas wreaths.(£5.00pp including materials)
FREE Cake and Drinks
Take your planted tub and wreath home and make all of your friends jealous!

Venue:- Oakdene Nurseries (51 Chester Rd Streetly Sutton Coldfield B742HH).

Let me know if you wish to attend.
RTF Autumn Evening Class 2016
We are looking to run an evening course through the Autumn on a Wednesday evening from 7pm-9pm from September till the end of November.
We will be running it as both level 2/ level 1 / un-accredited.
The themes will be:
Plant identification (the foundation stones of gardening and horticulture introducing how to identify plants by their characteristics)
How to plan and plant a winter hanging basket, container or bed.
(Un-accredited Cost £190.00)
Level 1 Practical Countryside / Horticulture  Skills Award* (Cost £125.00)
Plant selection
Prepare and plant a hanging basket
Prepare and plant a container for display
Identify Trees and Shrubs
Identify annuals and herbaceous perennials
Level 2 Practical Horticulture Skills Award* (Cost £145.00)
Plant nomenclature, terminology and identification
Establish decorative amenity areas
The Course will take place at our training centre within Oakdene Nurseries on the Chester Road. (51 Chester Rd, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield B742HH)
Free course taster session between 12pm and 3:30pm on Saturday 3rd September at Oakdene Nurseries booking is essential.
This course will be a blend of practical horticulture skills development and the building of plant knowledge.


*Previous learners can upgrade to certificate (discounts apply for previous learners).

Level 2 Gardening Course – Practical Horticulture Skills Award

Starting in May 2016

lasting 10 Weeks

You will be learning how to prepare, plant and look after a garden/vegetable plot.

learn how:

  • To prepare the soil for seed sowing and planting
  • How to Plant Containerised Stock and Seeds
  • Learn How to Maintain Plants Outdoors

Gain a nationally and industry recognised accredited qualification (with ABC Awards)

Total all inclusive cost £235.00

Free open/taster evening Thursday 21 April. Book your place

Level 2 Evening Class Spring 2016