Are you looking for a Horticultural opportunity? - Consider Foliage growing. Join Tyfu Cymru for a study visit to Hardy Eucalytpus, Grafton Nursery. The visit will be tailored to growers and farmers interested in learning more about Cut Foliage Eucalyptus.
A multi-award-winning family owned and run nursery set in the heart of rural Worcestershire. They specialise in, research and grow 65+ different species of Eucalyptus trees, over 30 of which are sufficiently hardy to grow in most parts of the UK, 20+ species which are happy on the south and west coasts and milder locations, as well as a few are non-hardy species.
Their seed is carefully sourced from known provenances in the coldest parts of the antipodes. All the young stock is air-root-pruned from the beginning and mature trees are grown in the Australian-invented Air-pot container system. This means that the trees have a vibrant, radial root system leading to a safe and stable tree.
We will also touch on the use of Eucalyptus in a silvo-pasture system and its benefits to help drain swampy unusable marginal land. Also growing Eucalyptus as a crop for firewood for logs, timber or biomass.
- Tea/Coffee/Soft drinks upon arrival (10:00 am)
- Nursery Tour
- View our small cut foliage trial plot for a presentation and discussion about Cut Foliage Eucalyptus
- The ever-popular Scratch & Sniff session – sample a range of different species to experience the range of aromas and foliage colour and shape
- Q & A session
- 13:00 Meet at 'The Twisted Spoon' WR7 4NW for lunch, which will be provided.
Bring a waterproof jacket and brolly. Wear sturdy footwear. This is a production nursery with rough ground.
Hardy Eucalyptus’ book ‘Fantastic Foliage and How to Farm It’ will be available to purchase at the trade price of £18.00
Trees will be available to purchase at reduced prices, for those interested in taking some away with them.
Foliage as a Horticultural opportunity - Study visit to Hardy Eucalyptus
Thursday 15th September 2022 – 10:00 – 14:00 | Hardy Eucalytpus, Grafton Nursery