The Art of Kusamono

The Art of Kusamono

A potted plant in a beige rectangular pot, set against a mauve wall.

Dates & Prices

Saturday, July 13, 2024

10:00 am–12:00 pm 

Fee: $179

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $161

Your registration fee includes admission to the Gardens on the day the class is onsite.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Register by June 27, 2024

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Join esteemed U.S. kusamono artist Young Choe—who teaches the art of kusamono worldwide and has exhibited her work at the U.S. National Arboretum to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, among others—for a hands-on experience immersed in this Japanese botanical artform. Through a lecture and demonstration, learn characteristic kusamono styles, methods for creation, display techniques, and care. Then, create your own kusamono to take home and enjoy.


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Young Choe

Young Choe is a kusamono artist who studied traditional art in her native Korea before moving to the United States and earning her BS in horticulture from the University of Maryland. While volunteering at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, she brought her artistic talent together with her knowledge of horticulture to create kusamono. As her interest developed, Young traveled to Japan to study the unique art form with the master kusamono artist, Keiko Yamane, a former student of Saburo Kato. She worked for many years with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) including the U.S. National Arboretum. Young is considered a leader in the field and enjoys conducting workshops and lectures nationally as well as internationally.