Welcome to the
Beginners Bonsai Tree Course
Learn to grow your own bonsai at London's leading Bonsai School. We have been running our bonsai courses for over a decade now and have had hundreds of satisfied students do our courses.
The Intensive Beginners Bonsai Tree Course gives you the skill and confidence to care for and train your bonsai. It teaches you the skills necessary to keep your bonsai healthy and vibrant. It is aimed at the absolute beginners but even practicing enthusiasts have found it grounding and enlightening.
The Beginners Bonsai Course has been our most popular course, over the last 10 years or so that we have run it. It has now been compressed into an intensive Boot Camp of a One-Day Course and is aimed at the absolute beginner. You don't even need to have a bonsai! Just the will to want to learn how to grow bonsai. The day is divided into 3 Modules, over which we will cover the following topics.
101: Basic Bonsai Tree Care
You will be introduced to our nine-point system on managing and caring for your bonsai and how to keep it alive and well. You will study the basics of where to locate your bonsai, how to water, feeding bonsai and other housekeeping tasks that need to be undertaken to ensure a healthy vibrant bonsai.
102: Bonsai Tree Pruning
Bonsai tree is a living growing and transient art form and as such has to be continuously managed and cared for from day to day from week to week and season to season. To maintain the bonsai miniature size one has to continuously prune bonsai. This module will introduce you to the basics of bonsai pruning, when to prune, how to prune and what to prune.
103: Bonsai Tree Repotting
Bonsai tree are grown in a small container with a limited amount of soil, which needs to be replenished from time to time. This module teaches how to recognise if a bonsai needs repotting and how to repot it. Basic soil science, repotting techniques and methodologies are covered to ensure that you have successful stress-free repotting.
Ma-Ke Bonsai, 66 Harvey Road, Whitton, Greater London, TW4 5LU
Dates and Duration
The Beginners Bonsai Course is conducted over 3 consecutive 3rd Sunday's of the month. New Beginners Course begin in January, April and July and October.
The 10 am - 4 pm. Please arrive 10 min earlier for registration.
The Beginners Bonsai Course Fees are £150. You pay a non-refundable £75 at the time of booking your place and £75 on the day of the Bootcamp.
The course is delivered in sections that are tutored, and sections that are very hands-on. We believe it is import to understand the Why as much as the How and the When, as this prepares you to respond to and even anticipate the needs of your bonsai, so they can enjoy and long, healthy, and fruitful existence with you.
Tea and Coffees will be available throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch, there will be a short break between morning and afternoon sessions. Please dress warmly as we work both in the studio and outdoors in the nursery and London weather can be very changeable.