Growing Nut Crops


This course consists of a mixture of in-person teaching on our research sites over a weekend, plus online content in the form of course videos.

The Devon-based in person sessions include tours of our nut orchards and a look at different nut processing equipment.

This course covers all aspects of growing common and uncommon nut crops in Britain, Europe, North America and regions with similar climates.

We don’t give grants for our courses but you might be able to apply for grants from:
– For professional gardeners –
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Course location: Dartington, Devon. It will run on the following dates:

19-20 October 2024

Please select the course date you want in the menu below.

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Growing Nut Crops – Course Outline

This course is now a hybrid of in-person teaching sessions at our research sites with leading expert and author Martin Crawford; as well as video sessions.

Common nuts covered are Chestnuts, Hazelnuts and Walnuts.

Less common species include Almonds, Butternuts, Heartnuts, Hickory nuts, Monkey puzzle, Oaks with edible acorns, Pine nuts.

Course enrolment will include:

  • Two sessions at our research sites in Devon on the weekend dates you book. These include looking at the nut orchards and also a look at nut processing, with different machines and nuts available to see in action.
  • Access to 7 video episodes (4 online lectures and three videos) covering aspects on growing nut crops with extensive pdf notes

The Devon-based part of the course will run 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Saturday and  9.30-12.30 on Sunday.

Course size: up to 20 participants.

Course fees: £249  (1 person)/ £299 (2 people, 1 online access)

Reduced rate places are sometimes available if you are low waged / unwaged – please enquire

More information

You will be sent further course details and directions after you book.

If the course you are interested in is full and you are able to attend at short notice, please email us and we can put you on a reserve list in case of a cancellation.

Books will be available to buy in Devon.

Cancellation policy

Because of the big demand for our courses – and because we rely as a small charity on the income to survive – we have to apply this policy strictly.

Once you have booked, you will have immediate access to the online parts of the course (value £170) and this is non-refundable. The remainder of the course fee (£50) is covered by the policy below.

In the event of the Devon-based part of the course being cancelled by us  (including because of Government covid restrictions) you will be completely refunded £50. We cannot be held responsible for any other fees or costs.

In the event of you cancelling your place on the Devon weekend part of the course:

  • prior to 8 weeks before the course you will get a £50 refund*;
  • 4-8 weeks before the course you will get a £25 refund*
  • less than 4 weeks before the course and you will not be due a refund .

*  refunds to non-UK bank accounts will incur a fee of £15.00 which we have to deduct from your refund.

If you wish to change your booking  dates for the Devon-based part of the course more than 8 weeks before the course dates, we will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee availability for future dates. For less than 8 weeks before the dates, the refund policy above applies.


Additional information


19-20 October 2024, 19-20 October 2024 (2 people, 1 online access)