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Hands-On Fall Pruning Workshop – $10

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Reservations and pre-payment are required by registering online here, or contacting us at (585) 225-7770. Our workshops do fill-up so be sure to secure your spot today!

This workshop is $10 to register, with a $10 Van Putte voucher toward pruners, trees, shrubs, or anything else you might need from the garden center!

A beautiful landscape relies on its trees and shrubs for structure. We like to think of them as the woody, perennial heart of your garden! In this hands-on workshop, you will go out into several areas of our 5-acre tree & shrub nursery to learn the ins, outs, dos and don’ts of tree, shrub & perennial pruning.

The workshop begins with a discussion of the different pruner styles and sizes, and how to keep this most important tool in tip-top pruning condition. Then we demonstrate of both deciduous and evergreen tree & shrub pruning methods paired with our handy tips of the trade, then put what you’ve learned to work by practicing on some of our trees & shrubs before heading home to take care of your own. Make sure your landscape is healthy going into winter this year and you’ll be (at least) two steps ahead when spring rolls around again next year!


  • This workshop will be held in our greenhouse to start followed by a walk in our nursery. Please dress for the outside temperature and conditions.
  • All participants will receive a $10 voucher at Van Putte Gardens to use on anything in the nursery or garden center (expires 12/23/22).
  • Please bring your own pruners (and gardening gloves if you would like to wear gloves during the workshop). It will be to your benefit to use the same pruners you’ll have at home during the workshop.  If you don’t have a set of pruners yet, we will have a brief discussion at the start of the workshop on pruner styles so you can purchase a set then, or we will have a few extra sets participants can practice with.


October 2
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Van Putte Gardens
136 North Ave
Rochester, NY 14626 United States
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