Latest News – April classes

The dates for classes for April are now live on the website under the courses section. Please send me an email if you wish to book on to a class.

I am having problems with my telephone line at the moment so the best way to contact me is by email. Hopefully this and the new website will be resolved in the very near future.

We apologise for the inconvenience and lack of online activity pending development of our new website. For further information about our new location and how to visit please contact John.

Thank you once again for your patience and I apologise for any inconvenience I may inadvertently have caused you. Best wishes John.

Latest News – Website and classes!

Our new website is being rebuilt and we hope to be going live shortly.

February and March classes have been added in our courses section.

We have just had a large delivery of pots, compost, and tools so everything is ready for the new repotting season.

We apologise for the inconvenience and lack of online activity pending development of our new website. For further information about our new location and how to visit please contact John.

Latest News and February Classes!

Apologies to all my Bonsai friends, students and customers as I am afraid I have had to write Christmas off this year. I normally try to be reasonably well organised but this year moving house and the nursery in 4 weeks from start to finish……and dealing with all the mess afterwards as well as continuing with classes/tuition has taken it’s toll!! I Haven’t been able to think about Christmas cards and hopefully presents will be sorted this week??? If you have sent me a card then thank you so much……I really appreciate it…..and apologise for not reciprocating this year……Can I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very sincere Merry Christmas and a very happy and peaceful New Year!

Classes for February 

Please note that from the 1st January all classes will now run from 10.00 to 4.00pm

Sat 2nd.      Open workshop

Sun 3rd.      Open workshop

Sat 9th         Maples one

Sun 10th       Deadwood and Carving

Wed 13th       Midweek workshop

Sun 17th        Open Workshop

Sat 23rd         Open workshop

Sun 24th         Maples one

Wed 27th         Midweek workshop

Look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Best wishes………….John.


Latest News – January classes and Exciting times!

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!!!

Latest News – 40% Off My Personal Trees, 50% Off Everything Else!(Updated)

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.

Latest News – Massive Sale!

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.


Latest News – November class availability

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