Workshops & Classes

Bonsai Workshops and Classes

Bonsai Workshops and Classes by Herons Bonsai

We have been running our bonsai classes and 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 (with an hour's break for lunch) for the Whole Day workshop.

Prices - £49 for the Two-Hour Intensive and £69 for the Whole Day workshop.

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.

More Info

Peter also does special 1-2-1 lessons for those who would like individual tuition. Please contact Peter directly 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


September 2017
30th September (Saturday) - General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
October 2017
1st Ocotber (Sunday) - General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
4th Ocotber (Wednesday) General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
November 2017
4th November (Saturday) General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
12th November (Sunday) General Workshop - Half or All Day Workshop
Our Products
english yew bonsai workshop
Create a Yew bonsai and take it home with you.
£249.00
herons bonsai residencial workshop
Two Full Day Bonsai Workshops with on-site residential accommodation for up to 7 Guests.
£0.00
our regular classes are run throughout the year. 
these are the dates for next couple of months
Our Regular classes are run throughout the year. These are the dates for next couple of months
£49.00
Creating Bonsai from Nursery stock workshop
Creating Bonsai from Nursery stock workshop
£245.00
 Indoor bonsai Workshop
Learn how to repot your bonsai tree in this class. Bring your trees and get them repotted.
£49.00
niwaki | japanese garden tree pruning
Learn the art of Japanese garden tree pruning on this 1-to-1 with the master (Peter Chan). Please give us a call after booking to arrange a date.
£175.00
special air layering workshops
Special air layering workshops
£69.00
Making rock plantings with artificial rocks and Tufa
Making rock plantings with artificial rocks orTufa
£95.00
Pine Bonsai Workshop
Pine Bonsai Workshop
£125.00
Tanuki/Phoenix graft or false driftwood tree
Tanuki/Phoenix graft or false driftwood tree
£69.00