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 18 from 9AM-12PM. Prior to your hands-on session, an educational online Zoom meeting on Sept 15 and Sept 16 from 7-9pm will be held to help you prepare for the class. Pick which evening works best for you, or attend both!
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 email@example.com for any issues with the gift card.
Cost: $85.00 per person
Zoom educational Portion: (Pick which evening works best for you, or attend both!) A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7 pm – 9 pm
Thursday, September 16, 2021 7 pm – 9 pm
In-Person hands on portion:
Saturday, Sept 18 2021 9am-12 pm
Location: Landscape Arboretum
What to Bring: All tools, pot, soil and wire will be provided at the workshop. Please bring your own beverage.
Selecting your tree: Tropical (Premna Ficus or Gmelina Ficus) or Juniper – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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.-