Friday 17th, and Saturday 18th July 2020

These workshops run by master grafters and fruit tree experts Wez Redden and Chris Day were a great success, leaving particpants with a new skill and the tools to do more grafting at home.

Details of the workshop are below, and if you are interested in attending a future Grafting Workshop sign up for early bird notification of upcoming workshops.

Grafting 2020 Photos

Grafting Workshops July 2020

Want to learn the skill of grafting? It is a great way to create your own fruit trees, start a home orchard on a budget, grow rare or old fashioned varieties, or create multi-graft fruit salad trees (multiple varieties on one tree).

Come and learn the skill of grafting with master grafters and fruit tree experts Wez Redden and Chris Day


About this Event

Friday 17 July: Morning and Afternoon sessions.

Saturday 18 July: Morning session

Sophie’s Patch is delighted to announce two new, very special events – grafting workshops where master grafters and fruit tree experts Wez Redden and Chris Day (Every day Sustainable Living and @Cockatoo Creek Farm) will teach you everything you need to know about grafting including the theory and hands on demonstrations of grafting scions (delicious varieties of fruit) onto rootstocks (the strong roots to grow your fruit). Once you’re comfortable, you will be able to graft your very own fruit trees to take home.

Two courses are being offered on Friday 17th July – 9.30 to 12noon and 1.30pm – 4pm and each session will include morning or afternoon tea made from Sophie’s Patch home grown produce.


The course includes a premium grafting knife RRP $30, three rootstocks (such as one apple, one pear and one plum), a selection of scions for you to choose from (the fruit tree material you graft on top of the rootstock) and take home notes so you don’t forget this amazing new skill.

Numbers are limited so get in early.

Booking Details


We are monitoring the COVID 19 pandemic situation and the governments health advice closely and will follow all directions.

At this stage we expect to be able to run this event, however if this changes we will of course refund your tickets.

Bad Weather Policy

This is a practical event held in winter. Please be sure to wear appropriate warm, wet weather gear including a rain jacket and boots. 🙂

In the event of very wet weather, the workshop may be postponed to another day.