Welcome to The Pruning School!

It's not just for learning the intricacies of pruning ornamentals; it may be the most fun you've ever had.

At The Pruning School we will NOT...

  • Turn shrubs and trees into circles, squares or unnatural creatures.
  • Become bored with what is too often seen as a tedious, perfunctory task.
  • Be the reason that shrubs and trees cannot achieve their genetic potential.
  • Starve plants by stripping them of their precious food-producing biomass.
  • Stop looking for solutions that create the best growing conditions for every plant.

Instead, at The Pruning School we WILL...

  • Look at shrubs and trees as living organisms that enrich our lives.
  • Help shrubs and ornamental trees achieve their genetic growth potential.
  • Combine creativity and science to help plants to grow as they would naturally.
  • Look at plants as a living community and help individual plants grow and succeed.
  • Plant according to environmental requirements rather than aesthetics.
  • Offer hands-on pruning experience in some of the area's most beautiful gardens.
  • Help you to answer some of your landscape's most confusing questions.

Click here to read what some of our students are saying about The Pruning School.

Can you see something wrong with this tree?

Inside every shrub is a work of art waiting to bloom!

Peter Deahl, Fine Pruning