The Herons Centre offers a range of courses. All Bonsai and Japanese Garden related classes are run by Herons' owner and internationally renowned bonsai master, Peter Chan. Bonsai and gardening courses can be booked directly through Herons Bonsai website www.herons.co.uk. Other courses are run by a range of experienced teachers working in creative and wellbeing related disciplines. To book these please register your interest via this site or contact the teachers via their own websites.

We are always keen to welcome new teachers and practitioners to the Centre to expand the range of courses we offer. Feel free to drop us a line if you'd like to come and see it for yourself and discuss your requirements.

General Bonsai Courses & Masterclasses

Bonsai master and author, Peter Chan, will be running a number of new specialist bonsai masterclasses alongside his regular General Bonsai courses.

Peter's professional Bonsai career has spanned over 30 years. With 21 Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show to his name and nine books and a private collection of his bonsai gifted to Wisley Gardens, his expertise is hard to beat. He now teaches and speaks on Bonsai internationally as well as running Herons Bonsai. All classes are hands on and practical and class sizes are kept to less than ten people to allow for plenty of individual attention.

Dates of the next workshops are:posted on our main Herons Bonsai site.
You can also have 1-2-1 workshops with Peter if you prefer to learn that way.


Bring your own material or buy from us

Please contact us by phone on 01342 832657 or via Herons Bonsai website (www.herons.co.uk) to register your interest in any of these courses.


Japanese Gardening: Beginners Courses & Masterclasses

Peter Chan is also one of the UK's premier Japanese garden designers. As a completely self taught landscaper he has designed gardens for top London hotels, luxury apartments, private residences and estates around the UK. His work has appeared in a number of style magazines including House & Garden, The Garden and The Lady. He conducts 1-2-1 courses for those who wish to learn specific skills - such as Rock and Stone arrangement, Pruning Niwaki, general garden design etct. Please contact Peter diirect if you are interested.



A series of two-day music workshops run by Rose Bellingham and Peter Osborn. The emphasis is on the enjoyment of singing, solo and in groups, and the course includes opera choruses, polyphonic Georgian song, jazz and rock classics, and the opportunity for individual vocal coaching and performance.You don't have to be an accomplished singer to enjoy the weekend to the full. Courses are inexpensive and a lot of fun.

Rose is a singing teacher and has worked as a professional opera singer for 18 years performing with companies including the Glyndbourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera and the European Chamber Opera. Peter was a professional singer for 16 years singing in West End Musicals such as Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair.

If you are interested in attending please contact Rose Bellingham on rose.bellingham@btinternet.com
Please also visit this website www.singingandwellbeing.com for more information about the singing workshops.

Yoga -Tai Chi  & Wellbeing 

 We also have guest teachers who use our Centre for their own Yoga - Tai Chi and Wellbeing courses. Contact us and we can put you in touch with the teachers.