Awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show.

Workshops

Bonsai styling and training workshops with David Cheshire

Join David at one of his special nursery workshops, each tailored to the level of knowledge the attendees have, from absolute beginners to those with many, many years of Bonsai experience. Small group sizes means plenty of 1:1 tuition as well as being able to take part in group discussions.

Choose a single session or complete a full course across a range of techniques, various materials and design styles. Each lesson is sure to impart knowledge, styling tips, hints and tips that will greatly improve your understanding of this art and improve the quality of your own styling techniques.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are available. Please bring your own packed lunch. There is a cafe on site selling tea, coffee, soft drinks, ice cream and cake.

Upgrades and supplies available on the day at cost, if desired.

Workshops

Our workshops will enhance the quality of your own Bonsai collection and give great personal satisfaction.

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Beginners Bonsai Workshops

Beginners Bonsai Workshops

Learn the basics of bonsai and take home a tree!

Tuition by David Cheshire on the basics of bonsai, ensuring you learn their needs and how to style raw material into a tree to begin or add to a collection. David's enthusiasm and knowledge will leave you craving to learn more and will be an excellent foundation for a lifetime passion.

Styling material and tools will be provided and you get to keep the finished tree!

The lesson starts at 10.30 am with a break for lunch, then your tuition continues through to 3.30 pm.

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Bonsai Workshops

Bonsai Workshops

Learn bonsai styling techniques

Tuition by David Cheshire on advanced styling techniques, demonstrated on selected nursery trees or material you bring in yourself (subject to time limitations) to give fair review to all in the lesson.

This all day (6 hour) workshop is ideal for those more experienced in bonsai for picking up additional skills that will help improve the quality of your growing bonsai collection.

The lesson starts at 10.30 am with a break for lunch, then your tuition continues through to 3.30 pm.

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Bonsai Repotting Workshops

Bonsai Repotting Workshops

Tuition by David Cheshire. David's enthusiasm and knowledge will leave you craving to learn more.

Repot your tree under David's supervision.

Bring along your trees and go through how to repot them. Materials will be included to repot one tree. Additional materials available to purchase if you have more trees you wish to repot on the same day.

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Rock Planting Workshops

Bonsai Rock Planting Workshops

Tuition by David Cheshire. David's enthusiasm and knowledge will leave you craving to learn more and will be an excellent foundation for a lifetime passion.

Work on a small rock planting with Hornbeam, Larch or Juniperus.

Styling material and tools will be provided and you keep the finished tree!

The lesson starts at 10.30 am with a break for lunch, then your tuition continues through to 3.30 pm.

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Grafting Workshops

Grafting Workshops

Tuition by David Cheshire. David's enthusiasm and knowledge will leave you craving to learn more.

Work on young Pines and Maples, then graft new foliage onto a San Jose Juniper.

Styling material and tools will be provided and you keep the finished grafts.

The lesson starts at 10.30 am with a break for lunch, then your tuition continues through to 3.30 pm.

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