GF105 - Bonsai Tree Workshop

CC183 Bonsai Workshop Jeff Taylor 3.jpg
CC183 Bonsai Workshop Jeff Taylor.jpg
CC183 Bonsai Workshop Jeff Taylor 3.jpg
CC183 Bonsai Workshop Jeff Taylor.jpg

GF105 - Bonsai Tree Workshop

from 40.00

With a focus on the history, care and maintenance, learn all the basics of bonsai design. You will select a tree, learn how to plant, transplant, prune, landscape with rocks and moss, and discover the essence of Bonsai as you create your very own to take home.  Consider taking up an ancient art form that happens to thrive in any reasonable environment. Bonsai, which translates to “planted in a container” in Japanese, is a 1,000-year-old practice.  Bonsai are purposely dwarfed potted trees. They’re meant to be a scaled-down representation of the beauty of nature. Caring for bonsai is a horticultural art of sorts, as they require meticulous pruning to maintain their miniature size. Branches are shaped and styled the way a full-sized tree might look.  Properly cared for, Bonsai trees can live for hundreds of years.

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Jeff Taylor is a resident of Dartmouth who, when in his twenties became fascinated with the history and aesthetics of Bonsai.  From years of experience working and playing in the great outdoors, he has picked up knowledge pertaining to the care and maintenance of mostly conifer Bonsai trees. He enjoys getting lost in the nurturing, training and fostering these little giants. Advanced students are welcome, as he would love to share, as well as gleam, ideas and perspectives from everyone. Bonsai is always a process, kind of like parenting. Jeff has spent the last ten years landscaping in the region, including eight years at the Allendale Country Club as their Groundskeeper.

Plus $8 materials fee for pot, soil and nutrients paid to instructor at start of workshop

  • 105A Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • May 22

  • OR

  • 105B Saturday 9:00 a.m. – noon

  • May 25