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If you have not visited our Nursery, these pictures should give you some idea of the huge range and quality of stock we carry. There are literally thousands of bonsai trees, both large and small. A visit is certainly worthwhile.

Most of the trees we sell are grown on site, while  some of the very ancient specimens are imported from Japan - grown on and then further refined.

Peter visits Japan to source and choose the rare bonsai material himself. Our range includes young starter trees which are very cheap to buy to major specimens which are sought after by connoiseurs and collectors. In between the two extremes, you will find the widest possible selection of bonsai in every size, species, price and style. No other nursery in the UK has the range and quality of trees that we have. 


These are some of the flowering bonsai and colourful maples you will see in late Spring




Our Satsuki Azaleas in bloom in June

Another view of our Satsuki area


Just some of the high quality specimen bonsai that we grow on the nursery
We are famous for our Maples but we have a massive range of Junipers, Pines and other evergreens too.




Not all our bonsai are expensive. This is a view of the budget section.


More budget trees - Deshojos and other Japanese maples in Spring.

A view of the entrance to our nursery- pic taken in early July 

Bonsai in all shapes and sizes 


Repotting a large Specimen Multi-Trunk White Pne.

Indoor bonsai area

One of our specimens at a Chelsea Flower Show

Some of our medium size Japanese Maples or Acers which can be used for bonsai or as garden trees. We have fields of them which we propagate ourselves.

 We stock a huge range of large Japanese Garden Trees

Very large Japanese White Pine garden tree.

More garden pines for landscaping. This is part of our landscaped Japanese 'Stroll garden'.


Our stock area where we develop and refine our bonsai.

Our retail display area in Autumn

Major Specimen Maples for which we are famous for.

A very large Chinese Juniper bonsai with masses of driftwood.

This is a  view of  just part of our shop where you will find  pots, tools and  accessories  of every shape and size. We stock everything to do with bonsai. You will not find a wider choice of pots in the UK. Bring your bonsai with you when you want to buy a pot - we can advise you on the size, style, shape and colour.






A real bonsai is a work of art. It is not, as many people imagine, a special type of plant. A bonsai can be made from any tree or shrub: its shape is achieved by skillful manipulation and training of the trunk and branches so that it resembles a real tree in nature but on a much smaller scale.

The aim is to keep the subject small and beautiful through regular watering, feeding, pruning, wiring and re-potting. All these skills can be learnt and the fascination of the hobby is to master this art. Bonsai teaches you patience and gives immense pleasure and peace of mind. 




At Herons you will also find many examples of Japanese gardens
and all the artefacts and accessories such as lanterns, water-basins,
bamboo poles, fences and garden trees.
Our range of garden trees, lanterns and water basins are quite unique
as most of them have been specially made for us.

Over the years we have designed and constructed scores of Japanese Gardens
in the UK and abroad. We provide a full design, construction and maintenance service

On our Japanese garden web-site you will find some examples of  the gardens
we have made.

Visit our Japanese Gardens web site here 




Much of the enjoyment of Bonsai comes from knowing how to grow and care for your trees and how to create your own Bonsai.

We hold classes regularly at our Nursery to help you master the art of bonsai. The class dates are posted on this web site.

We are always happy to advise on tree care and we provide a pruning, re-potting and holiday care service. 

Bonsai Classes -  Learn and work with Peter at our very popular Bonsai classes. Please book early as we take only ten participants for each class. Observers by arrangement only. For more details please telephone us on

01342 832657 or email us.










Indoor bonsai can be great fun and make lovely gifts. To meet the growing demand for indoor trees we sell only varieties which are easy to keep. These are mainly tropical and sub-tropical species. Again, we have more indoor bonsai than most other bonsai shops or inter-net stores. Our quality and price - hard to beat.

Make sure you buy the right type of bonsai because some are for indoors and some are for outdoors. Many shops and stores wont tell you that. The outdoor varieties cannot be kept indoors permanently whereas some of the indoor varieties benefit from being kept outdoors in summer. It can be quite confusing but at Herons we are always happy to give you frank and impartial advice on how to choose and care for your trees.





We stock a very extensive range of Bonsai tools and accessories
to meet the needs of all enthusiasts - from beginner to expert.
In fact we stock everything to do with bonsai in our shop.

At Herons you will find thousands of pots in all sizes, colours and shapes. Many
comes from the famous kilns of Tokoname and Yixing and of course pots by
British potters too. We stock both the high quality Japanese tools and the cheaper
budget tools from China. We have a selection of our own composts as well as
Japanese soils including Akadama, Kanuma, Hyuga and Fuji Sand.
Japanese aluminium training wire, both clear and anodised is available in sizes
from 1mm to 7mm and we also stock Japanese annealed copper wire. Other
Japanese care products include jin whitener, Menedael reviving tonic and
Japanese fertilisers.





There are thousands of bonsai of every style, shape, size and variety at Herons.
We stock both Indoor and Outdoor bonsai in a wide range of prices.
We sell everything from seeds and seedlings, to the finest exhibition trees.
If you want to make your own bonsai, we have raw material and semi-trained  trees.
We can supply all your bonsai requirements - just give us a call.

Managing Director Peter Chan
Finance & staff Director Dawn Chan
Digital Marketing & Social Media - Adam
Bonsai Technicians & Nursery Sales Team - Steve, Terry, Padmapriya & Jack 





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