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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 !!!

Sunday 20 January 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm Beginners two
PART TWO - Almost a full day devoted to styling your own bonsai from raw material followed by the practicalities of watering, feeding, position, pests and diseases.
Wednesday 30 January 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.
Sunday 03 February 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 09 February 2019 | 10am - 4pm Maples one
Each student can bring any number of maples 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 maple from our varied stock.
Sunday 10 February 2019 | 10am - 4pm Deadwood and Carving
Students can bring any number of trees from their collection for advice on the design/creation/refinement of deadwood. The trees can be deciduous or conifers. Students are advised to bring their own power tools, together with safety goggles and masks. In a quieter room students can enjoy creating deadwood using hand tools. Practical advice will be given in the use of both methods.
Wednesday 13 February 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.
Sunday 17 February 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 23 February 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.
Sunday 24 February 2019 | 10am - 4pm Maples one
Each student can bring any number of maples 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 maple from our varied stock.
Wednesday 27 February 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.
Sunday 03 March 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.
Saturday 09 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.
Sunday 10 March 2019 | 10am - 4pm Maples Masterclass
I have 7 Maples from my growing beds ready for initial branch selection and styling. A plan will be given for each tree for the coming season and they will be repotted into training pots. Six are priced at 125 and one is 100. The price includes the tree, the class and a plastic training pot. Students can bring trees from their own collection for advice in the afternoon session. Trees are reserved on a first come first served basis. Email John for pictures.
Wednesday 13 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.
Sunday 17 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.
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.


"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