Latest News – Class availability…..July

Class Availability – July


Sat 1st       Satsuki Azaleas            One place

Sun 2nd     Open workshop            Sold out

Sat 8th       Open workshop            One place

Sun 9th       Cotoneaster Special      Six places

Wed 12th     Midweek workshop      Sold out

Sat 15th       Pines Two                     One place

Sun 16th       Open workshop           One place

Sat 22nd       Extra time                     Sold out

Wed 26th       Midweek workshop      Sold out

Sat 29th         Open workshop           One place

Sun 30th         Pines Two                   One place

Students wanting to take up the final place on the Satsuki or Pine classes may use it as an open workshop if it helps.

The middle of summer and still we are virtually sold out……..thank you for your continued support.

I am hoping to have the class dates for August to December published before the end of June.


Memory Lane – October 2006….a few nursery pictures!

Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event… inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.

Memory Lane – October 2006…..a few nursery pictures!

The early years of the nursery and I have to say looking at these pictures I do think we had a bit of something for everyone.

Take a close look into some of these pictures…..we have sold some really nice pieces of material over the years……and we strive to continue this trend!

Maybe you will see an early picture of one of your trees?

Wonder where they all are now………..??


Latest News – Cotoneaster Special Workshop 9th July

Cotoneaster Special Workshop Sunday 9th July

We have ten field grown Cotoneasters ready for their initial styling. Flowering trees with an abundance of red berries in the Autumn.

The price of the full day workshop includes a tree. Take as long as you want to work on the Cotoneaster and then bring one of your own trees along for help and advice to complete the day.

The cost of the workshop including the tree is £100. Reserve your tree and a place on the workshop by paying a £5 deposit. Trees reserved on a first come first served basis… hurry up!


Classroom Corner – It’s that trimming time of year again……

An open window into the comings and goings of students and their trees attending our regular weekend and midweek bonsai classes under the ever watchful eyes of John Hanby.
Classroom Corner – It’s that trimming time of year again….

These pictures were all taken on a recent midweek class. All the trees had shown good growth this year so now it was time to carry out some pruning work to push the tree into it’s next stage of development.

This involved structural, maintenance and refinement pruning work.



Studio Stories – Taxus Cuspidata from Japan

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 – Taxus Cuspidata from Japan

This very old hollow trunk Taxus originated in Japan. I am not sure how long it has been in Europe but I have had it for about 5/6 years.

At the end of April I repotted the tree and carried out some general structural pruning to prepare the tree ready for styling in the autumn.