Bonsai for Beginners

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10 am-2 pm


Fee: $85/$80 for Lynden members/$50 for MBS members. Fee includes a juniper bonsai tree, all supplies, a one-year individual membership in the Milwaukee Bonsai Society (for non-members), and free registration for a repotting class.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Bonsai is living sculpture. Unlike traditional sculpture however, it changes from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, and its balance. Bonsai is for people who enjoy art, nature, trees, gardening, and sculpture. It combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture.

In this hands-on workshop, members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will teach you the basic techniques of styling a juniper bonsai tree. We will also discuss proper care of your bonsai. As a new member of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, you will have access to knowledgeable members to help you care for your tree after the workshop. Your tree will need time to rest before moving to the next step: repotting. The cost of the repotting class, and a new pot, is included in the cost of this first workshop. The repotting class will be scheduled for spring 2023.

If you wish to document your tree’s progress, bring your camera. Bring an apron or wear appropriate clothing, and bring a bag lunch/beverages, if you like.

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