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Herons Bonsai

PanIIT UK – Annual Picnic 2023

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IIT UK are pleased to advise you of the forthcoming PICNIC 2023 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.

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.


Price for Members, Spouse/Partner and Kids aged 5 and over:  £20/- per person.

Price for Non Members/Guests: £25/- per person.

Price for Kids aged under 5: £0/- .

This event is a limited capacity event.

Registrations close on the 26th June 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. If you are able to offer rides to others, please drop a note here as to where from and how many you can offer this to.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a paid member of the Alumni Association, please log in to avail of Member ticket prices.

If you are not a paid member, you can sign up here. Membership fee is £20/- per annum or £200/- for Life membership.

Return to this page after you sign up to avail member pricing.

Please check the refund policy here.

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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


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