New 2019 Dates added below, more dates to come with many new and exciting courses.
Talks & Demonstrations
David undertakes bonsai talks and demonstrations for many bonsai and garden societies and talks to other interested groups. Talks will be tailored to your requirements.
For further information please contact David via phone or email.
Please support us in our next adventure.....
We are currently looking at a new premises where we will be able to accommodate groups of up to 20 people at workshops throughout the year, once this is up and runnning later this year we will be increasing the number of courses we run and the subject matter we will be covering.
This move will be costing us a considerable amount of money and so are going to be launching a crowd funding page in the next few weeks. In return for donations towards the development of the new site we will be offering a good selection of rewards including places on our new courses.
As part of our opening of a new workshop and nursery sales site we will be running courses in some of the following bonsai related subjects.
Bonsai Pottery, with an expert bonsai potter.
Carving on bonsai.
Shohin Bonsai - Junipers & Pines.
Shohin Bonsai - Flowering Trees.
Shohin Bonsai - Japanese Maples and other Maple species.
Juniper, growing, development and styling.
Growing Pines as bonsai.
Growing Japanese Maples.
Growing Trident & Amur Maples.
Japanese Flowering Apricots, styling, maintenance and development.
Propagation techniques - grafting.
Propagation techniques - air layering.
Propagation techniques - seed.
Propagation techniques - cuttings
Accent plants and planting.
Advanced styling and development techniques.
If you feel you would be interested in supporting us and would like to be informed of the launch of our crowdfunding page please drop us an email or call and we will add you to our crowdfunding mailing list to be updated when we go live and on our progress.
Your support would be gratefully received.
Courses & Workshops
To book workshops or drop-in days in advance please use the drop down menu at the bottom of this page to select the course or workshop required.
Workshop / Drop in days. £20. per person.
We offer regular workshop/drop in days where you are welcome to come along and work on your own trees.
you can come for an hour or the whole day, the cost is £20 per person. This session has no limit on attendees. David will be on hand throughout the day to offer help and guidance.
At present all of our workshops will be held in the small nursery space or the poly tunnel.
Tea & Coffee will be available all day.
10.30am - 3pm
16th March 2019
23rd March 2019
27th April 2019
4th May 2019
18th May 2019
1st June 2019
6th July 2019
20th July 2019
3rd August 2019
17th August 2019
Bonsai For Beginners £65. per person
Our bonsai for beginners course will involve a look at the different types of trees, growing conditions and basic styling and growing techniques.
Each student will get a juniper to style, that you will be able to take home.
A few dates are listed for 2018 below. If non of these dates are suitable for you please get in touch and we will try to accommodate you on a different occasion.
Saturday 9th March 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 3rd April 2019
Saturday 20th April 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
Saturday 26th October 2019
Advanced Bonsai Study Group £25. per person
At the advanced study group we welcome anyone wanting to do major restyling or first styling of there own trees.
(new raw material always available at the nursery)
Looking at the styling possibilities of material and detailed techniques used to style and develop your trees.
Second Tuesday every month. 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Tuesday 11th June 2019
Tuesday 9th July 2019
Tuesday 13th August 2019
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Tuesday 11th February 2020
Juniper Rock Planting £115. per person
This class is suitable for the slightly more advanced, wiring and styling three Junipers, variety will depend on material available. usually we use Juniperus x media 'Blauws' and planting on a rock. Materials included in the cost are, rock, compost and wire plus three junipers. Additional junipers are available should you wish to purchase older or more trees.
8th February 2020
Japanese Larch Rock Planting £115. per person
This class is suitable for the slightly more advanced, wiring and styling three Japanese Larch, and planting on a rock. Materials included in the cost are, rock, compost and wire plus three Larches. Additional plants are available should you wish to purchase older or more trees.
15th February 2020
Scroll Making £45.00 per person
During this evening class we will go through the methods to create one of our interchangeable scroll backs, we will provide all the materials and equipment required. We will also look at other methods used to create scrolls.
You will construct and make your own scroll back and attempt to paint an image for your scroll.
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Tuesday 25th June 2019
Tuesday 18th September 2019
Tuesday 18th February 2020
Please select from the drop down menu for the appropriate course and date. If no dates are listed we will arrange some dates soon after you book. If you would prefer to speak to us we can take bookings and payment over the phone. Please call us on 07584991975 or 02476939905. Bookings can also be made at our nursery or at shows we are attending.
If you are purchasing a course as a gift we also offer a gift card and information pack that can be sent out with your booking. This is an additional charge of £3.50 to cover the cost of the card, packing and postage.