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Bonsai Basics Class

Bonsai Basics
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Demonstration for All Students:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:00–9:45 am—CANCELLED

Fee: $189

Hands-on Sessions (choose one):

Saturday, March 14, 2020
11:00 am–2:00 pm—CANCELLED

Saturday, March 14, 2020
3:00–6:00 pm—CANCELLED

Sunday, March 15, 2020
9:00 am–12:00 pm—CANCELLED

Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:00–4:00 pm—CANCELLED

Inclement Weather Dates: Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2020

Out of an abundance of concern for the well being of our guests and community, and in keeping with the CDC’s guidance to practice social distancing, we are cancelling all assembled group activities and events from March 13 through April 22, which includes all classes originally scheduled during that time. Ticket buyers will be contacted with information about receiving a refund.

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 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. 

Hort-Tech Course


Kevin Bielicki and Steve Ittel


Catalpa Room (Demonstration)
Soil Shed (Hands-on Sessions)

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.

2020 Continuing Education Catalog