Announcing Winter 2018 NYBG Classes!

Ann is pleased to be teaching again this Winter. "Pruning: How, When & Where" is a one-day course that covers the basics of pruning deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. She will be at the New Canaan Nature Center on March 3rd, 2018. Bring your pruners! Ann will discuss tool selection and maintenance, and together with students will practice techniques on shrubs and trees in the landscape. Class is held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and bring lunch.

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Pruning 1.0

Would you like to learn how to prune your shrubs and small trees?  We would be happy to help you acquire the skills to keep them lush, healthy and beautiful.


Individual or group.  One of the Lady Clippers can prune with you or your group while providing valuable instruction. Or you can prune with the Lady Clippers while we clip your garden.   


A thorough discussion of your garden’s pruning requirements to let you do it all yourself. A written report can be provided for an additional fee.


Would you like to bring more artistic pruning to your garden? Wondering where to install a sculptural focal point? How to bring more creative flair?  Let us give you some ideas for options such as an espalier, a pleached allée, a pollarded tree or a topiary. 

Lectures And Classes

Ann is available for lectures on pruning to garden clubs, horticultural societies or landscaping firms. Powerpoint presentations can be combined with a hands-on session outdoors covering topics such as best pruning practices for evergreens, flowering shrubs, hydrangeas (all kinds), hedges and even trees.  Other topics may include timing and favorite tools or a lecture can be fashioned to your particular interests. Or take one of her pruning classes at the New York Botanical Garden or the Native Plant Center.