Home | Bonsai Workshops and Classes
Bonsai Workshops and Classes by Herons Bonsai
We have been running our bonsai classes or workshops at Herons for over thirty years and they have been the source of inspiration for many bonsai enthusiasts. The sessions are run by Peter and his team and are held two or three times a month.
What is a workshop?
All our workshops are hands on sessions for all abilities, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You can learn any aspect of bonsai from one of the country's recognised Masters.
You have a choice of
A TWO - HOUR intensive
or a WHOLE DAY four hour workshop
The workshops usually start at 11am to 1pm
for the Two Hour Intensive
and from 11am -4pm
(wiith an hour's break for lunch) for the Whole Day
Prices - £49 for the Two-Hour
Intensive and £69 for the Whole Day
Prices for the workshops are for instruction only. You can bring your own material to work on or use material from our nursery. If you like what you make on the workshop you simply pay for the material at the end of the class. If you simply wish to use our material to practice on, you are welcome to do that too.
We offer a choice of Courses to cater for all abilities
. Excellent value considering what you can learn in just a short while.
New dates are posted on our web site each month. You can book a course online or over the phone.
Our workshops teach you all you need to know about a particular subject from - how to care for various species to how create them from ordinary trees and shrubs.
Our most recent introduction is the semi-trained material workshop. At these workshops you pay an all in price to include the plant material, a pot, all the wires you need and complete tuition.
Peter also does special 1-2-1 lessons for those who would like individual tuition. Please contact Peter direct for details.
If you have a problem tree or would like to have advice on styling or any aspect of bonsai, Peter often gives his time and advice free of charge. Please feel free to contact him.
For those who would like a more intensive course, we have the facilities for this as well. These residential courses are especially popular with visitors from abroad.
If you are interested in this - please contact us by email or by phone.
Here is what people said about our class very recently -
'I took part in one of your workshop/classes with my mother and sister on Sunday 16th August. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and feel as though my passion for bonsai was lifted even higher on the day!'
Jonathan, 18th August
'I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you very much for Sunday. I had a super day. It was very interesting and I learnt so much in such a short time. You are an excellent teacher!
My husband and family were so surprised when they saw what I had brought home. They all loved the forest!
Julie, 1st November
Workshop dates for the next three months
8th April (Saturday) - General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
14th April (Good Friday) - General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
7th May ( Sunday) - General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
20th May (Saturday) - Pine and Yew Workshop with Nursery/ Filed grown Material