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07792 121913


We run several bonsai training workshops throughout the year. If you'd like to attend one of our bonsai courses which are designed around our customer’s requirements, just get in touch and we can arrange either a one to one workshop or you can attend one of our forthcoming workshops. Classes are run for the bonsai novice through to the specialist.

2023 Workshop Dates   

Saturday 21st October 2023 - Beginners                             

Saturday 4th November 2023 - Ugly Duckling                    

Saturday 11th November 2023 - Creating a Forest              

Saturday 13th January 2024 - Re-potting                 

Sunday 14th January 2024 - Re-potting                 

Saturday 3rd February 2024 - Open Workshop      

Saturday 10th February 2024 - Open Workshop

To book:

Workshop prices are £45 per person, 10am - 4pm at our garden centre in Easingwold. Payment in full is required at the time of booking.

Download our workshops booking form (below), complete your details and return to

2023/24 Workshops Booking Form here >>>

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What can I learn at a bonsai workshop?

Richard Reah learned his bonsai craft in the company of Louis Hawksby known to some as "Yorkshire's Mr Bonsai". Louis started on the bonsai road at the age of about seven and on retirement passed on his business to Richard knowing that he was leaving it in capable hands. Nevertheless Richard has had to learn his craft over a number of years and benefitted from many hours of bonsai tuition. Richard regularly visits Flower Shows in England and Scotland. To get some idea of how well Richard's displays are received at the shows then download the show results from here - Flower Show Results

At our Bonsai Workshops you will learn about different types of trees, the most suitable types of tree for bonsai and styles of bonsai trees. The bonsai pots, potting medium, how to water and where to keep your bonsai will be discussed. Repotting bonsai trees will take place at the appropriate time of year.

The tantalising part of the bonsai workshop experience though is styling and creating one's own bonsai, restyling where required, wiring one's tree to the desired shape and learning when and how to trim. At the end of the day you will leave the workshop with the confidence and knowledge of how to treat your bonsai, keeping it healthy throughout the year.

Covid safety for peace of mind

North of England Bonsai has changed its workshop layout due to Covid-19 to ensure social distancing and your safety. Visits to the nursery are by appointment only (please phone) to view and purchase a wide variety of stock and accessories. I am no longer able to run group workshops, unless those participating are from the same household. Workshops will now be on a 1-2-1 basis and will cater for individual needs, i.e. beginners, wiring, ugly duckling, repotting, creating a forest etc. Hand Sanitiser and hand washing facilities are available.

Nursery workshops

9am - 12 noon One to one session - £60 per session
1pm - 4pm One to one session - £60 per session
Full day: 10am - 4pm

Group session - £45 per session (group)
One to one session - £100 per session
*please bring your own lunch

Home visits

£35 per hour plus a mileage expense of 45 pence per mile in the car /  £1.50 per mile in the truck. To organise a nursery workshop or home visit, please contact Richard on 07792 121913.

Participants are invited to bring their own tools; trees, wire, compost and all other equipment may be purchased on the day. Tea and coffee will be available. You are reminded that you participate AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Payment in full is required at the time of booking. 

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