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Sat, Jun 22


Tagawa Gardens

Beginning Bonsai Class (Part II)

A 3-part education program for RMBS members who are new to bonsai. The 3-part class is held on June 15th, June 22nd, and June 29th at different locations (see event details). The fee for the entire series of three classes is $70.

Tickets can be purchased via the first date of the class.
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Beginning Bonsai Class (Part II)
Beginning Bonsai Class (Part II)

Time & Location

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Jun 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S Parker Rd, Centennial, CO 80016, USA

About the event


NOTE: All classes are from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Part I: Saturday, June 15 - Wheat Ridge Rec Ctr - 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge
  • Part II: Saturday, June 22 - Tagawa Gardens - 7711 S Parker Rd, Centennial
  • Part III: Saturday, June 29 - Echter’s Nursery - 5150 Garrison Ave, Arvada

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society is pleased to offer a 3-part education program for RMBS

members in good standing who are new to bonsai and interested in acquiring basic knowledge

and skills necessary for developing healthy and attractive bonsai. The fee for the entire series

of three classes is $70. As a benefit to members, this tuition is discounted 20% off the actual

cost of the classes.

Tuition includes the cost of a pre-bonsai Dwarf Jade (Portulacaria afra) with good styling

potential, nine hours of instruction by experienced RMBS members, a pair of bonsai scissors,

and a copy of Bonsai: 101 Essential Tips by Harry Tomlinson. Other tools, wire, and soil will be

provided by the volunteer instructors; please bring your own tools and wire if you have them.

Among the topics covered in this beginner course are: the history of bonsai, traditional and non-

traditional styles, how to identify suitable plant material, using basic bonsai tools, methods of

styling, care of bonsai, displaying our trees, treatments for diseases and pests, and much more.

The first portion of each class will consist of a lecture-discussion, and the second portion will be

devoted to small-group and individual guidance on styling your tree.

The maximum enrollment in the course is 8 people. The registration period will open at 8:00

AM on Wednesday, May 1 and close at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 10, or when the maximum

enrollment is reached, whichever is earlier.

Please note: Portulacaria are tropical trees and therefore can be grown indoors or outdoors (in

warm weather). They don’t require a location for winter dormancy, making them ideal trees for

bonsai enthusiasts in apartments and condos!

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