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General Bonsai Workshop
Item code: GENERAL
Bonsai Workshop
From: £ 49.00
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.

Our 'General Bonsai Workshops' include everything that you want to know; whether it be wiring, repotting, training or general care.

Please note that if you are attending a workshop in the winter months we reserve the right to cancel last minute. As we usually hold our workshops in an unheated greenhouse we are mindful that this can be too cold in certain temperatures. Please check with us before you book travel (please note if you need a place to stay you can book our bungalow - details below) 

Our classes are suitable for all abilities, as one of the Herons team will teach each person individually catering to your own sepecific learning targets. Whether you are an expert or beginner, there is always something new to learn.

- The Full day classes start at 11am and finish at 4pm with an hour's break for lunch.
- The Half day classes start at 11am and finish at 1pm

  • Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge during the day.
  • You can bring your own tree (and tools if you have them). If you don't have any you can buy them at the nursery.
  • You are welcome to bring your own bonsai tree if you wish for us to work on it or would like any advice regarding your tree.
  • If you wish to find a place to have lunch, we are located next-door to the Wiremill Pub, an award winning Pub, Book Now (they can get very busy). Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
  • We have ample on-site parking and toilet facilities, We also have good disability access.
You will be surprised what can be achieved in just one class.

Thousands of enthusiasts the world over have learnt their bonsai from Peter, either from his books or personally at his classes. We hear of people from distant corners of the globe who started bonsai as a result of Peter's books or who have attended his workshops.

If you need somewhere to stay we have a Bungalow on-site that sleeps seven for more information have a look at the Herons Bonsai Bungalow 
Don't miss out on our ever popular Classes or Workshops.
There is always something to do throughout the year beginning with re-potting in February to wiring and shaping in Spring and Summer. Book early as places are limited.

    
     

Bonsai Workshops and Classes run 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 one of the Herons 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 in this class. 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.

Please go to our General Bonsai Workshop page to book your place.

* We do our best to get all orders out in a timely fashion and you will normally receive your goods within a few days. 

UK Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Standard Postal
1-2 Working days
0-500g £2
UK 
Orders placed before 12 midday
600g-1kg £8
UK
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £8
UK Saturday Delivery
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £12
UK Pallet Delivery
2-5 Working days
30-80kg £100 Min POA

 


UK Offshore Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Offshore Standard Postal
 2-3 Working days
0-500g £8
UK Offshore Standard Next Day
1-2 Working Days
600g-30kg £13
Scottish Highlands Two Day
2-3 Working days
1-30kg £20

 

EU Delivery - Please check individual countries


- If you cannot be in when goods arrive, you can designate a safe place for the parcel to be left (you take full responsibility for this if you choose a safe place)

- All UK deliveries are sent out with either DPD or APC couriers. We cannot guaruntee next day delivery as this depends on weather and road conditions etc; - however 99% of deliveries are next day delivery once dispatched.

- We do not dispatch any orders on weekends, or bank holidays, this may increase the delivery time for up to 4 days.

- The delievry date you select cannot be guarunteed, we will do our best to deliver the order on that date, however sometimes this may not be the case.

- Our parcels are packed in strong double-walled cardboard boxes and sent by reputable couriers. 

- We do not deliver Sundays or Bank Holidays.

 Refunds & Returns Policy

- If you order online you are entitled to cancel your order within 7 working days of receipt of the goods, the goods must then be returned to us within 14 days and in the original condition.

- The cost of returning the goods will be borne by the customer and not by Herons. 

- If goods are received in a damaged condition you must state that on the delivery note and inform the nursery immediately. Please send a picture of the damaged item.

- Goods damaged in transit i.e. a smashed pot will either refunded or replaced.

- Please ensure that you have ordered the right items before accepting the terms and conditions of the transaction.
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EU deliveries may take longer, so please give us a call to confirm delivery if you don't receive your items.

Product Disclaimer

- Every care has been taken to ensure that all descriptions, measurements, colours and prices are correct.

- Measurements given are approximate. The sizes given for the trees are from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree. Though the size of the tree may change depending on the season and if we have have pruned. 

- While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of each individual tree, styles and shapes may vary.

- We try very hard to ensure that all items featured on this site are in stock or are available to order. However, discontinued or out of stock items may not be removed immediately.

- The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. We may need to send you one that's similar in terms of size, shape, pot and age. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.

 
 



 

General Care of Outdoor Bonsai

In many ways outdoor Bonsai can be easier to look after than indoor species. However, here are some general instructions.

Location
All Bonsai need sunlight some will thrive given direct sunlight and other will tolerate some shade (check each species for more information).
Protect the tree during prolonged cold periods. Either in a shed or unheated greenhouse.

Watering
Watering is the key to keeping the bonsai alive. In dry spells water your bonsai regularly ensuring that soil is damp but not soggy wet

Pruning Shoots 
Prune new growth regularly to maintain the shape of the bonsai.
If you don't prune often the tree will lose its shape and become straggly.
Prune when new shoots grow which is normally in Spring and Summer.


Pruning Roots or Re-potting
Re-pot or root prune only when the tree gets pot bound,
Usually every two or three years.
Spring is the best time for doing this.
Prune enough roots off to make space for new soil.


Feeding
Feed once a month during the growing season usually Spring- Summer.
Use liquid or pellet fertiliser (always read the label for instructions)

Visit our FAQ page for more advice.