Any questions about booking a course or shopping online? Contact us:   07399 383106


Welcome to the John Hanby Bonsai School.

With the biggest list of courses and more classes than any other Bonsai school in Europe, the John Hanby Bonsai School provides an intimate and relaxed learning experience. We cater for students at all levels with a practical beginners course, general open workshops and private tuition/maintenance work.

The school aims to teach students not only about the proper care required to grow and develop their trees through the year but also how to refine their trees over a number of years and take them to the highest possible level.

The classes are led by John Hanby.......the internationally respected Bonsai artist and teacher.

We always carry a good stock of all the things you are likely to need to care for your Bonsai. Compost, fertilisers, tools, and an extensive selection of Bonsai pots. Most items can be purchased through our new secure online shop where gift vouchers are also available but visitors to our shop are always welcome.

Trees for sale will be publicised on our website and made available for you to view/collect.

We are now based near Barnsley in South Yorkshire with easy access from the motorway network. Because of our teaching commitments we don’t have set opening hours so if you wish to visit us please telephone 07399 383106 or send us an email to and we will let you know when we are open so you can plan accordingly.