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PRACTICAL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

The Mendip Bonsai Studio was established in 1996 to further the development of educating the general public in the art of bonsai.

WE ARE NOW ABLE TO TAKE TELEPHONE BOOKINGS FOR WORKSHOPS OR GIFT VOUCHERS, WITH PAYMENT BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD

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To make browsing easier, I have split the workshop details up onto two pages as below.
All Workshop Dates All Workshop Details
Experience levels have been coded as follows:

(A) Beginners. (B) Some experience. (C) Intermediate. (D) Experienced.
You can download a workshop application form, right click on the link below or on some of the other workshop pages and then select 'Save file as..' to download it to your computer.
WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM    WORKSHOP FLYER 2017

Workshop Location Various: Students will be advised of workshop location prior to joining.
 

The nursery is established as one of the leading national exhibiting bonsai nurseries in the country, and we have achieved countless RHS gold medals and Prestigious Best in show RHS awards since we have been exhibiting.

MBS is now also well established in the UK, as being one of the leading educational services available to learn the art of bonsai. Instruction is given in all areas of bonsai culture through the workshops available.

With a bonsai background going back to 1969, John’s teaching puts a large emphasis on student’s also learning important horticultural practices relevant to growing, styling and maintaining bonsai in top class condition. His workshops attract people from all walks of life, and from both the UK and overseas. The workshops operate in the heart of the Mendips, at various locations in and around Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Those traveling long distances might like to consider staying overnight with the chance to combine two courses or enjoy a mini holiday for a few days, and take in the many other attractions in the locality. There are many good establishments in the area offering very reasonably priced accommodation with good food and ale. Information can be supplied upon request or check out my web site under accommodation.

Although workshops may have a subject species, other species can be worked upon on that date to suit people’s needs, and with this in mind, we offer open workshop dates for those preferring to see a range of species being worked upon.
Workshop fee includes tuition, lunch and bonsai material where stated. Duration is normally from 11.00am - 5.00pm.

Please contact me for stock availability/price from the huge selection available, or to discuss your workshop needs.

With the recent introduction by DeFRA of importation restrictions on many species from the far east, there could be a shift to using more stock from the UK and Europe. With this in mind we offer many species (including indigenous species) which have been field grown over the past 21 years. Many of these resemble collected Yamadori trees due to constant pruning over the years.
Many species are available as either: - young trees, garden trees, bonsai or workshop material, imported and nursery stock etc. some species are very limited in numbers, stock is changing all the time.
A more comprehensive list can be found in the RHS Plant Finder. I also stock a large range of pots, tools and compost etc.

WORKSHOPS CLASSIFIED FOR BEGINNERS

Although workshops in this category may have a subject species, other species can be worked upon on that date to accommodate people’s needs. In any of the beginners workshops we can also do a critique of your exisitng projects, or conduct diagnosis of sick trees.

WORKSHOPS CLASSIFIED FOR ADVANCED

Although workshops in this category may have a subject species, other species can be worked upon on that date to accommodate people’s needs. With this in mind, we offer open workshop dates for those preferring to see a range of species being worked upon.