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Bonsai Basics Class

Bonsai Basics
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Demonstration for All Students:
Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00–9:45 am

Hands-on Sessions (choose one):

Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00 am–2:00 pm

Saturday, March 2, 2019
4:00–7:00 pm

Sunday, March 3, 2019
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:00–5:00 pm

Inclement Weather Dates: Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fee: $189

In this beginner course, learn about  bonsai, the centuries-old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs grown in pots or small spaces. Learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures.

This class has three components: An online introduction, a demonstration, and a hands-on session.

When you register, you’ll get access to a series of online instructional videos and lectures. Watch and study them on your own prior to the course date. Then gather to watch a demonstration and live discussion for creating a bonsai tree from scratch. Choose a hands-on session to attend and you’ll work in a small group with a dedicated instructor to guide you through the process of making your own bonsai tree to take home for outdoor display.

Register for the hands-on session of your choice, and the other two components are included.

Receive 3-month access to information about the Basics of Bonsai course and guided videos to extend your class experience. Course fee includes plant, wire, potting material, container, and bonsai scissors.


Kevin Bielicki and Steve Ittel


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Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2019 Continuing Education Catalog