Professional Courses

There is a continuous need by employers for staff to obtain technical and statutory qualifications. EMSC aims to serve this sector and provide high quality training for legislative requirements. EMSC is a registered Lantra Awards approved Training Provider and can also provide training for a wide variety of NPTC certificates of competence.

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Amateur Courses

East Malling Short Courses is  offering workshops for the amateur gardener. These will take place in the Hatton Fruit Garden; formerly the kitchen garden of the Grade 1 listed Bradbourne House. Plantings in the Hatton Fruit Garden were inspired by the fruit plantings in Louis XIV kitchen garden at Versailles.

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History Tours of East Malling Research and Bradbourne House with local renowned historian, Pete Batty. Pete will provide you with an interesting insight into the research station over the past 100 years. Find out how EMR has helped fruit production globally and helped shape the Garden of England into what it is today

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Original Bramley apple tree in Southwell is dying

Original Bramley apple tree in Southwell is dying – BBC News The original Bramley apple tree – planted more than 200 years ago and the “mother” of all modern Bramley apples – is dying from a fungal infection. Read more here. If you would like help with your old or unruly fruit tree then you […]

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Top Tips For August and September

The time for any summer pruning is the last week of July and the first week of August. This should stop re-growth from the bud that you have cut to on the one-year wood. However, you may find that on very vigorous trees or if we have very warm weather in late August or September […]

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