7. Intro to Bonsai Workshop: Sept 16 Morning (Tropicals Only)


Saturday, Sept 16th – 9AM-12PM (in-person)
Educational Zoom meeting: Sept 13th – 7PM-9PM
Tropicals only

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SKU: 2023 Novice Class-8 Category:


If you’re new to bonsai, the Novice (Beginners) Workshops are a great way to get started. Each participant will receive a pre-bonsai tree, a suitable pot with soil.

This novice workshop runs on Saturday, Sept 16th from 9am-12pm. Prior to your hands-on session, an educational online Zoom meeting will be held to help you prepare for the class. If you can’t make the Zoom meeting, a prerecorded video can be watched of the meeting.

Participants will receive a 1 year MBS membership after registering purchasing the workshop.*
* One free membership per purchase only, available to new members only, no cash value

If you received a $75 workshop gift card, your gift card will be honored. Just enter your gift card number in checkout. Please contact administrator@minnesotabonsaisociety.org for any issues with the gift card.

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Cost: $85.00 per person
Zoom educational Portion:
A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event. A prerecorded version of the video can be provided if you can not attend the Zoom portion of the class.
Wednesday, Sept 13, 2023 7pm – 9pm

In-Person hands on portion:
Saturday, Sept 16th from 9am-12pm
Location: Otten Bros. Nursery in Long Lake, MN

What to Bring: All tools, pot, soil and wire will be provided at the workshop. Please bring your own beverage.
Selecting your tree:  Tropical – See below
Note: Tropical trees are only available for July and September workshops, since they can only be re-potted after Spring. Junipers are only available for May and September workshops.

Questions: For questions please contact contact David Weiss at mbsorg.vp2@gmail.com





Apartment dwellers might be happiest with a tropical species of tree. Although it would enjoy a summer outside if you have a balcony, tropical trees can be considered indoor bonsai and should be kept indoors (above freezing) during the winter. The type of tropical provided will vary depending on availability. Note: Tropical trees are only available for July and September workshops, since they can only be re-potted after Spring. 2021 Tropicals will be a Premna Ficus or a Gmelina Ficus (Click for images)


Garden Juniper

If you enjoy conifers then a juniper is a good choice. This tree needs to live outside and go through the change of seasons. It will need some winter protection, such as an unheated garage. This tree will not survive inside a warm house. This is often thought of as a “classic” Japanese bonsai species and is very common. Note: Junipers are only available for May and September workshops, since they can only be re-potted at certain times of the year.












– Due to the popularity of this class, any cancellations made within 7 days will not be refunded.-



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