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February/March 2019 (Follow us now on facebook)

I look forward to working with all my regular students and their trees as well as welcoming those of you who may be joining our classes for the first time. I can assure you of a warm welcome in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

The maximum number of students on each class is restricted to 8 ensuring you and your trees receive the attention they deserve. The cost of each full day class will remain at £25.  Will academy members please book a place on any sessions they propose to attend. 

Classes can be booked by paying a deposit of £5 for each class. Each deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable. However, if we have to change or cancel a class an alternative date or refund will be offered.
Our classes now tend to be almost totally sold out and sadly we have had to turn many people away. 

Students should provide their own tools,wire, etc. You can bring your own trees to work on or purchase material from the nursery on the day. Students will also need to bring a packed lunch but tea/coffee is available all day. All classes run from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. 

Below is a brief description of each class together with the dates on which they will be held : -


If you have a tree/trees that require a bit more time and attention or you just want a day dedicated to you and your trees, why not consider a One to One? One to two and one to three or four workshops are available. Half-day sessions can also be booked. Sometimes we have weekend dates available for this service. Private tuition on an hourly basis can also be arranged.

Contact the nursery for further details.

ONE TO ONE....NOW AVAILABLE BY THE HOUR !!!

Wednesday 27 March 2019 | 10am - 4pm Midweek workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 30 March 2019 | 10am - 4pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 06 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Pines one
Each student can bring any number of pines from their collection for advice and work on styling, wiring, repotting or refinement. They can be raw material or established bonsai. Alternatively you can purchase on the day a pine from our varied stock.
Sunday 07 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Wednesday 10 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Midweek workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 13 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Rock/slab, forest and raft plantings
Each student can bring any number of rock/slab, forest or raft plantings from their collection for advice on pruning, arrangement, repotting or refinement. Alternatively you can create a new planting....John will try and come up with material/pricing options to satisfy your budget and requirements...please discuss this when booking your place.
Saturday 20 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Wednesday 24 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Midweek workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 27 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Junipers one
Each student can bring any number of junipers from their collection for advice and work on styling, wiring, repotting, maintenance or refinement. They can be raw material or established bonsai. Alternatively you can purchase on the day a juniper from our varied stock.
Sunday 28 April 2019 | 10am - 4pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.


"JOHN HANBY BONSAI.....looking after you and your trees for over 20 years....."

The John Hanby Bonsai School at Newstead Bonsai Centre
Newstead Lane
Havercroft
WAKEFIELD
West Yorkshire WF4 2HW

To contact John Tel. 01977 618054 or E-mail john@johnhanbybonsai.co.uk