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Herons Bonsai

PanIIT UK – Annual Picnic 2021

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IIT UK are pleased to advise you of the forthcoming PICNIC 2021 event to be held on Heron’s Bonsai at the following address:
Wiremill Lane, Newchapel, Nr. Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6HJ

The event will comprise lots of fun and games for all including children. Some proposed games are Kho Kho, Sack Run, Gulli Dandha, Musical Chairs. Members are welcome to propose and organise such other games.

Peter Chan, one of our own IIT Alumni,  is the doyen of bonsai in the UK and well known for his record tally of 21 Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals, a feat no other bonsai specialist has ever achieved. He will be sharing his knowledge and giving a demonstration of bonsai process.

Delicious vegetarian snacks will be served with soft drinks. You can bring your own alcoholic drinks. All members, their families and guests are welcome.

Registrations close on the 26th or when we reach capacity, so please register early.

If you are taking public transport, here is some travel information:
1. There is a train every 30 minutes (@21 and 51 past the hour) from London Victoria to East Grinstead that stops at Lingfield station. 48 min ride. Cab from there should be cheap or somebody can pick if it is organised in advance.
2. Western Cars & Taxis 01342 835835

In addition, there are offers to pool rides in the group discussion here. Join in to offer or request ride share options.

Attendees to Picnic on 29th Aug 21

Herons 2


On its extensive seven and half acre landscaped site you can relax, enjoy and learn all aspects of this fascinating hobby. It is literally a Bonsai heaven for anyone interested in the pastime with unmatched selection of Bonsai trees, Japanese garden trees and accessories.

The sheer scale of the site and the range and selection of trees makes Herons a ‘must visit’ venue for both bonsai enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

Peter Chan, one of our distinguished IIT alumni and owner of Herons Bonsai has kindly offered this wonderful venue to IIT UK for picnic purposes. He will be on hand to answer your queries


  1. Kapil Jain
    15th July 2021 @ 11:41 am

    Interested to join the picnic.


    • Web M Web M
      15th July 2021 @ 12:04 pm

      Will open up registrations in a couple of days.


    • Rishabh kumar
      4th August 2021 @ 9:44 pm

      Keen to join


      • Web M Web M
        4th August 2021 @ 9:49 pm

        Great, Rishabh. Look forward to seeing you there. Registration is open, so please do so.


  2. Manish J Manish J
    15th July 2021 @ 8:00 pm

    looking forward to it!


  3. rohit
    6th August 2021 @ 10:33 am

    looking forward to seeing the community.


  4. Rohit
    8th August 2021 @ 7:33 pm

    Nice! Most likely, I will be there with my family 😊


    • Sandeep R Sandeep R
      8th August 2021 @ 9:13 pm

      Great Rohit! Look forward to seeing you there after your Saturday game of Cricket! 🙂


  5. Bharat Bastola
    9th August 2021 @ 10:50 am

    Nice, interested to join with family


    • Web M Web M
      9th August 2021 @ 11:03 am

      Great – look forward to seeing you there. Please do register at the earliest – that helps us with our planning.



  6. Abhishek Pratap Singh
    16th August 2021 @ 1:26 pm

    I along with my wife (and kids) want to join the picnic. We are both alumni of IITD.

    Thanks for the invite Shankar.

    Best regards


    • Web M Web M
      16th August 2021 @ 4:09 pm


      Please do complete your registration.



  7. Sunil Khanna
    18th August 2021 @ 12:37 pm

    Looking forward to joining. I am from PANIIT Alumni India and likely to reach London on 26th. Looking forward to


  8. Web M Web M
    18th August 2021 @ 1:22 pm

    Welcome to the UK. Please register yourself ASAP. We will be closing registrations in about a week.


  9. Aditya Sengar
    21st August 2021 @ 9:04 am


    Thanks for the invite Shankar. Looking forward to the event.

    Would it be possible for someone to give me a ride to the location? Public transport is not as good. Please also reply if someone is willing to split the bills for a cab?



    • Web M Web M
      21st August 2021 @ 9:40 am

      Great Aditya,
      Where are you starting from? Besides sharing a cab, there may be people who are willing to offer a ride with them depending on the location.


  10. Shankar M Shankar M
    21st August 2021 @ 9:54 am

    There is a group set up for those who are attending or are interested in attending the event at
    Please join the group for sharing things such as sharing rides, etc.


  11. Gaurav K Gaurav K
    24th August 2021 @ 12:42 pm

    Looking forward to the picnic


    • Web M Web M
      24th August 2021 @ 1:01 pm

      Look forward to seeing you.


  12. Tanuj
    27th August 2021 @ 9:39 am

    Hi, i did register for the event some two weeks back. But cant find any confirmation email. How do i make sure my name is on the list.


    • Web M Web M
      27th August 2021 @ 9:47 am

      Hi Tanuj,

      I can’t see your registration. I’ll email you directly for more details.



  13. Laxman K Laxman K
    31st August 2021 @ 11:27 am

    Had a lovely time at Heron’s Bonsai on Sunday. So many of you to meet with and reconnect to IIT days !!
    Peter is great with his Bonsai hobby and so much to learn from !!
    Would like to keep in touch with every one of you and help strengthen the bond.
    All the best wishes 🙏💐
    From Laxman


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