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Workshops and Classes 

Whether you are new to Bonsai, looking to extend your existing skill set or looking for other enthisiasts to share your passion then our workshops may be just the ticket. 

Our 'General Bonsai Workshops’ include everything that you need; whether it be wiring, repotting, training or general care. These 
Workshops are very popular and we usually run two a month. The courses are conducted by members of the Herons team or Peter Chan. 

Half Day Workshops (usually held on a Wednesday) start at 11am and conclude around 1pm and cost £49.

Full Day Workshops (usually held at the weekend) starts at 11am finish around 4pm with a short break for lunch.

Feel free to arrive earlier if you wish (and we are open) to have a look round our 7 Acre Nursery and Japanese garden. Alternatively you can stay on afterwards to have a look around (gates close at 4pm on Sunday)

You are welcome to bring your own (small) bonsai tree if you wish to work on it or if you would like any advice (please note it may not be possible to advise on more than one tree on the workshop). If you can please bring your own tools with you.

We have ample on-site parking and washroom facilities. We also have good disabled access.

For a full list of our courses and how to book please see below. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Herons in the near future.


1-2-1 Class with Peter Chan

Peter offers 1-2-1 workshops which can be tailored to your needs.  If you would like to find out more please email sales@herons.co.uk.
General Bonsai Workshops

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are now running a limited number of workshops - suitably 'Distanced'
Numbers are also limited to six per session. The workshops fill up fast and though it is rare to receive cancellations if you would like to go on a waiting list for a particular date please email sales@herons.co.uk

February 2021
10th February (Wednesday) - Half Day WorkshopNOW FULL
20th February (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop NOW FULL

March 2021
10th March (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop NOW FULL
20th March (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop NOW FULL

April 2021
7th April (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop NOW FULL
17th April (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop NOW FULL

May 2021
15th May (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop NOW FULL
19th May (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop NOW FULL

---We aren't taking bookings for June just yet but feel free to register your interest---

June 2021
2nd June (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop 
12th June (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop NOW FULL

July 2021
17th July (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop 
21st July (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop

August 2021
21st August (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop 
25th August (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop

September 2021
18th September (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop
22nd September (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop

October 2021
16th October (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop
20th October (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop

November 2021
10th November (Wednesday) - Half Day Workshop
20th November (Saturday) - Full Day Workshop
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Herons Bonsai Residential Facility for workshop participants. Please email for more details.
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these are the dates for next couple of months
PLEASE NOTE ALL WORKSHOPS BOOKED IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2021 WILL NOT BE GOING AHEAD DUE TO CURRENT LOCKDOWN. OUR WORKSHOPS ARE FULL UNTIL JUNE 2021 & WE AREN'T TAKING ANY FURTHER BOOKINGS FOR THE TIME BEING. Our Regular classes are run throughout the year. For Winter workshops we reserve the right to cancel last minute depending on the temperature, please check with us before you book travel.
Creating Bonsai from Nursery stock workshop
Creating Bonsai from Nursery stock workshop. Please contact us for dates of this workshop.
Cascade Juniper Bonsai Workshop
Learn to make your own Juniper Cascade Bonsai from nursery material. Please get in touch to see what dates are available.
niwaki | japanese garden tree pruning
Learn the art of Japanese garden tree pruning with the master (Peter Chan). Please contact us for dates.
DIY Forest Workshop
DIY Forest Workshop. Price includes tuition, trees and appropriate pot.
Pine Bonsai Workshop
Pine Bonsai Workshop. Please contact us for dates before booking.