WORKSHOP DETAILS - 2017

 ***SPECIAL OFFERS FOR 2017**
BOOK BEGINNERS STAGES 1, 2 & 3 TOGETHER FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF £115.00. 
BOOK 3 OR MORE WORKSHOPS @ £42.00 IN ADVANCE AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT, EXCLUDING ABOVE OFFER 

Experience levels include: - code (A) beginners. (B) Some experience. (C) Intermediate. (D) Experienced.
* Denotes that an upgrade for larger material may be available for these workshops.


BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS stage 1. (A, B). £42.00 Inc lunch & young tree. This workshop is for students with little or no experience of bonsai. we will cover many of the techniques used in outdoor/indoor bonsai cultivation. Included in the fee will be a young tree to get you started in bonsai. A range of more substantial stock will also be available to purchase on the day if required.
BEGINNERS stage 2. BONSAI REFINING. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. This w/shop is available for students with some experience of bonsai, or who have attended stage 1. I will cover more in depth styling as this workshop may be integrated with more experienced students, with plenty of styling and refining being carried out. The emphasis will be on the student spending more hands-on practical time and also learning by observation of other more experienced students working on their trees.
BEGINNERS stage 3. BONSAI REFINING. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. This w/shop is suitable for students with some experience of bonsai, or who have attended stages 1 and 2. Students will be taught more on the aesthetics of bonsai, the more advanced styles will be covered. Students are encouraged to bring along their own trees for some help and advice. This workshop may be integrated with more experienced students giving plenty of learning opportunities.
CHINESE AND JAPANESE QUINCE  (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch.
This w/shop will teach you the methods of training both Japanese and Chinese quince into  bonsai styles. You can work on your own material or plants will be available to purchase on the day if required.
CREATING SHOHIN/CHUHIN JUNIPER BONSAI. (A, B, C, D). £95.00 Inc lunch & C/Juniper bonsai tree *
You will be shown how to style the juniper tree supplied into either a Shohin or Chuhin bonsai. These trees will be pre-trained  itoigawa or Shimpaku junipers imported from Japan or Korea.
EVERGREEN POTTING/REPOTTING WORKSHOPS. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. This w/shop is for those who want help in potting or re-potting their evergreen bonsai. A range of potting compost/soils and pots will be available to purchase on the day.
FOREST OR MULTI  TREE PLANTING. 'DECIDUOUS' . (A, B, C, D). £65.00 Inc lunch & trees*. The theme will be constructing forest or group plantings. You will receive a training tray, compost, and a selection of young trees (aged 2-4 years old). You can choose from a large range of species, call for availability.
FOREST OR MULTI  TREE PLANTING. 'EVERGREEN' . (A, B, C, D). £85.00 Inc lunch & trees*. The theme will be constructing forest or group plantings. You will receive a training tray, compost, and a selection of young trees (aged 2-4 years old). You can choose from a large range of species, call for availability.
FRUITING SPECIES FOR BONSAI.. (A, B, C, D). £55.00 Inc lunch & crab apple bonsai tree * This workshop will be dedicated to fruiting species which can make very good bonsai which also have the added pleasure of flowering first. There are many species which can be used, such as Crab apples. Pyrus. Citrus varieties. Quince etc. Included in the course fee is a crab apple bonsai, approx 5/6 year old.
JAPANESE MAPLE WORKSHOP. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. This w/shop will give students the chance to work on their own maples or purchase material from a massive range of Japanese maples, also some large field grown Trident maples.
JUNJIPER MASTERCLASS. (B, C, D).  £250-£750.00 inc lunch & tree.* This workshop will be limited to a maximum of 3 participants only. You will have the chance to purchase some wonderful junipers including Shimpaku, Chinensis, itoigawa etc.
MASTER CLASS WITH LARGE FIELD GROWN TREE. (B, C, D). £185.00 inc lunch & tree.* This workshop will be limited to a maximum of 3 participants only, and will have a choice of one of my large field grown specimens. There is also the chance to work on extra large trees, The fee is £250.00 each. These classes allow plenty of individual attention which people often require.
MIXED DECIDUOUS SPECIES WORKSHOP. (A, B, C, D). From £42.00 Inc lunch.* This w/shop is for students who need help refining their own trees, or simply style a tree on the day. Learn how to achieve exhibition standards. if required you can purchase material on the day from a wide choice of species, please call for stock availability.
MIXED EVERGREEN SPECIES WORKSHOP. (A, B, C, D). From £42.00 Inc lunch.* This w/shop is for students who need help refining their own trees, or simply style a tree on the day. Learn how to achieve exhibition standards. if required you can purchase material on the day from a wide choice of species, please call for stock availability.
NATIVE SPECIES AS BONSAI.  (A, B, C, D). From £42.00 Inc lunch.*
This workshop will be devoted to students wishing to grow native trees as bonsai. For those needing material to work on, a large range of trees will be available on the day to purchase if required. Or bring your own trees to work on.
POTTING/REPOTTING WORKSHOPS. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. These w/shops are for those who want help in potting or re-potting their bonsai. A range of potting compost/soils and pots will be available to purchase on the day.
PINE STYLING & DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (B, C, D). From £42.00 Inc lunch*. You have a choice of bringing your own trees along, or alternatively purchasing material on the day, Cultivation, development, styling, back budding and needle reduction techniques that I use will be fully explained. If you require stock, please request which species is required and I will do my best to supply. Species available to purchase on the day may include: - Black pine, Scots pine, Red pine and White pine priced from £10.00. Some larger sized pines are also available.
SATSUKI AZALEAS AND OTHER FLOWERING SPECIES. (A, B, C, D). From £85.00 Inc lunch & tree. A wide choice of trees will be available to purchase on the day. i.e. Crab apple, Azalea’s, Winter jasmine, Deciduous holly, Quince, Rosemary etc. We will look at styling, growth development, composts and other techniques to develop and encourage good flowering and fruiting bonsai.
SEASONAL TECHNIQUES USED FOR PINES (B, C, D). From £42.00 Inc lunch*. You have a choice of bringing your own trees along, or alternatively purchasing material on the day, Cultivation, back budding and needle reduction techniques that I use will be fully explained. Cork bark varieties will also be dealt with. If you require stock, please request which species is required and I will do my best to supply. Species available to purchase on the day include: - Black pine, Scots pine, Red pine and White pine priced from £10.00. Some larger sized pines are also available.
SLANTING, LITERATI & WINDSWEPT STYLES. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. This w/shop will teach you the aspects of these particular bonsai styles. You can choose from many species available on the day if required. Alternatively if you prefer to work on your own material.
THE IMPOSSIBLE TREE/MIXED SPECIES WORKSHOP. (A, B, C, D). £42.00 Inc lunch. This w/shop is for students who need help refining their own trees, or simply style a tree on the day. Learn how to achieve exhibition standards. And this workshop also gives you the chance to challenge me to style the tree that you have struggled to make into a good bonsai. If required you can purchase material on the day from a wide choice of species, please call for stock availability.
TRADITIONAL HAND-CARVING IN BONSAI STYLING. (B, C, D). £115.00 Inc lunch and carving tool set. This workshop will be devoted to show you how to incorporate carving techniques on bonsai to create driftwood styles and shari, using traditional hand carving tools. A set of RYUGA CT-A wood carving tools will be included in the course fee, see image below.

Ryuga CT-A