Success with Pruning - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Masterclass Online

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass online – Success with Autumn Pruning

Join horticultural expert David Hurrion for our online Masterclass on Success with Autumn Pruning at 12 noon on Friday 15 October, 2021.

As the autumn season gets underway, there couldn’t be a better time for you to perfect your pruning skills so you can keep plants in shape and performing to their maximum potential. Whether you’re new to gardening or have well-seasoned green fingers, there’s always something to learn and our online masterclasses are the perfect way to pick up tips, hints and a huge raft of skills.


In our next Masterclass, Success with Autumn Pruning, you’ll discover the basic way in which trees, shrubs and fruit bushes grow and identify their stages of growth, so you’ll instinctively know when and how to prune them, as well as why you prune them. You’ll also learn how to make the right pruning cuts so that you’re armed with skills which every gardener needs to get the best from your garden.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be able to download a set of notes from the course.

Join our online Masterclass, Success with Autumn Pruning, on Friday 15 October, 2021 at 12 noon*. Tickets cost just £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent, please find instructions further down this page for claiming your subscriber discount.

*If you’re unable to attend the live session, all registered attendees will also be able to watch a recording of the live session, which will be made available for a period of seven days after the live webinar. Please note, you’ll be unable to take part in the live question and answer session.

What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion for a Masterclass on understanding when and how to make the right pruning cuts to allow your garden to perform to its best. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with extra time for questions) will cover the following topics:

  • Discover why we need to prune plants
  • Understand the processes by which plants grow, therefore knowing when and how to prune
  • Learn what the effects are of pruning in the winter’s dormant season and the spring/summer growing season
  • Find out how to make the correct pruning cuts, include angle, tool type, direction of growth etc
  • Identify types of pruning: hard pruning, rejuvenation of overgrown shrubs, pruning post-flowering, and pruning of young shrubs to aid establishment

Your Masterclass host

Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise
Associate editor David Hurrion

Led by expert tutor, our Associate Editor, David Hurrion, he will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your plant propagation questions in a live Q&A session. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and, for the first time, he is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from the comfort of your own home.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative
Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 15 October, 2021 at 12 noon (British Summer Time)

Presentation Horticultural expert David Hurrion will lead a one-hour online presentation

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session after the Masterclass presentation

Handout notes You’ll be able to download a set of course notes for reference

Recording A recording of the live course will be made available to all registered attendees to re-watch for a period of seven days – a link will be sent to you by email

Book now

To book your place on our Success with Autumn Pruning Masterclass costs just £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent on the ticket price, please find your exclusive discount code on the Subscriber Club offers page.

This Masterclass has now taken place – please look out for future online Masterclasses.

Please note: if you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.