My body and soul are battered and bruised after a tempestuous 4 weeks but we finally completed our move and vacated Newstead. A massive thank you to all my helpers……you were all amazing and quite simply the move would never have happened without your input……so once again a truly heartfelt thank you!
The new classroom is still a bit rough and ready but the first class took place yesterday and this in itself was quite an achievement. This next week sees me working 7 days out of 9 so hopefully it will get well used before we break for Christmas.
These are exciting times as I look forward to embarking on my new adventure dragging you my students with me whether you like it or not….so get ready to roll!!! I can now concentrate on what I like doing best which is helping you develop your trees to a level you never imagined possible on a journey full of interest, knowledge and inspiration. I also already have plans for a totally new larger group academy.
I will continue to sell all the dry goods with a new pot delivery expected in January. I will dabble in trees with some good offers coming on material I have in stock including some special material included classes. Some new specially selected pieces arriving from Japan will be another highlight.
My website is currently being totally revamped and should be arriving shortly. The online shop will be completely overhauled, totally restocked and launched throughout social media. Students will be able to book classes online and receive newsletter updates.
In the meantime whilst we await arrival of the website I will release classes on a month by month basis and you can book in the normal way by sending me an email or by telephone.
The classes for January are :-
Sun 6th. Open workshop
Sat 12th. Open workshop
Sun 13th. Beginners one
Wed 16th. Midweek workshop
Sun 20th Beginners two
Wed 30th Midweek Workshop
The 30th November marked the end of Newstead…..the end of a remarkable Bonsai era. The 1st December marked a whole new beginning…….John Hanby Bonsai is very much alive and kicking!……the next chapter in this wonderful Bonsai life is up and running…..the amazing journey continues… book your ticket, join me……you and your trees are set for the ride of your life!!!
We have vacated our premises now so our telephone number has changed.
The new number for my business is now 07938205751
Our email address will remain the same email@example.com
The Sale Ends this Sunday at 3.00pm
This Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th November there will be 50% discount on the trees from my private collection and 70% discount on everything else.
Take advantage of this amazing offer while stocks last!
The nursery will be open from 10.00 to 3.00pm each day
Massive Sale Continues While Stocks Last……..
Saturday 17th November 10.00 to 3.00pm
Sunday 18th November 11.00 to 3.00pm
Weekdays by appointment.
From 10.00 on Saturday 17th the discount will be increased to 40% on my trees and to 50% on everything else. The discount on Japanese garden fencing panels will increase to 60%.
Our growing beds are being cleared and all this material will be priced and included in the sale from 10.00.
Specimen garden trees from my private garden will also be potted up and included in the sale.
Photographs to follow.
I am restructuring and downsizing my business so that I can concentrate on my teaching/Bonsai schools, demonstrations and private tuition/tree maintenance work. The class list of new dates for spring/summer 2019 will be published soon.
As a result of this I need to sell off a lot of my stock. Sale starts this weekend 10th and 11th November Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 3.00 each day. There will be 30% off everything and 50% off Japanese fencing panels.
Keep checking my website or Facebook page for further announcements regarding the sale of stock from our growing beds and Japanese garden trees. Bonsái exhibition display tables and outside display benches will also be coming up for sale. Some of the trees from my own collection will be included in the sale.
The road from the bridge/crossroads to the nursery will be closed from the 5th to the 16th November so access to the nursery will only be possible by coming through the village of Havercroft. I understand diversion signs are now in place.
Sat 3rd. Open workshop. Sold out
Sun 4th. Open workshop. 2 places
Sun 1th. Open workshop. 4 places
Wed 14th. Midweek workshop. Sold out
Sun 17th. Pines three. 3 places
Sat 24th. Open workshop. 4 places
Sun 25th Academy Four
Wed 28th Midweek workshop 1 place
Sun 19th Open workshop 4 places
Wed 22nd Midweek workshop 2 places
Sun 2nd Open workshop Sold out
Wed 5th Midweek workshop 1 place
Sun 16th Open workshop 3 places
Wed 19th Midweek workshop Sold out
Sat 22nd Open workshop. 3 places
Sun 23rd Taxus two 3 places
Sun 30th Open workshop 6 places
A regular update on the life and times of John Hanby’s Newstead Bonsai Centre……..
Topical Times – Bonsai?…..are not they those small trees?
Ask anyone you come across about Bonsai and I am sure they will only be too happy to explain to you that it is all about small miniature trees. Yesterday’s workshop was certainly not all about small miniature trees!!
True the material arriving on the class were Bonsai in the making…….but small??……..you must be joking! These three giants arrived for some pruning advice. An Eleagnus, an Oak tree and a Field Maple.
Impressive trunks with excellent potential for some carving work and branch development. They are undoubtedly long term projects but with the possibilities for creating some amazing trees!
I will endeavour to keep you up to date with our bonsai journey…….
Sometimes I work on nursery trees, sometimes I work on client’s trees……and sometimes if I’ve been a really good boy I get to work on my own trees. Hopefully these regular visits will give you an insight into what goes on behind closed doors……….
Studio Stories – Take Three trees…..
These three trees were minding their own business growing away nicely in my garden……..but then they were whisked off into the studio for a bout of summer pruning.
The Black Pine was lifted from our growing bed 18 months ago. The Escallonia is due for a revamp of the deadwood. The Lonicera Nitidia basically has a good shape but some branches are being thickened to extend the tree’s profile.
All Three trees are works in progress and I must say I am pleased with all of them……they really are progressing well……
……..so keep up the good work!!