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Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Beginners Bonsai Course (Bairradas, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)

It equips you with the skills and confidence to nurture and sculpt your bonsai. The course will teach the essential techniques to maintain a healthy and vibrant bonsai. While it is aimed at absolute beginners, even seasoned enthusiasts will find the course grounding and enlightening.

Beginners Bonsai Course (Bairradas, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)
Beginners Bonsai Course (Bairradas, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)

Time & Location

23/06/2024, 10:00 – 15:00 GMT+1

Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, Rua Projetada á Dona Maria II 9, 2500-532, Portugal

About the event

Beginners Bonsai Course Overview

Celebrating over 15 years as our most popular offering, the Beginners Bonsai Course is an intensive, one-day workshop designed to immerse you in the art of bonsai. This course suits novices yet remains a valuable learning experience for more seasoned enthusiasts, blending theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Course Modules

101: Introduction to Bonsai and Care

Start with the origins and history of bonsai before exploring various styles and common species. Learn through our nine-point system to manage and care for your bonsai effectively. This module also covers the essentials of placement, watering, feeding, and general bonsai maintenance.

102: Pruning Your Bonsai

As a living and transient art form, bonsai requires ongoing management. This module delves into bonsai pruning techniques, discussing the timing, methods, and specifics necessary to maintain its miniature stature.

103: Repotting Your Bonsai

Discover the signs that your bonsai needs repotting and learn the correct approach. The module includes an introduction to soil science, repotting techniques, and methodologies to ensure successful, stress-free repotting.

Course Format

Each module is structured into a lecture segment and a hands-on practice session, allowing you to immediately apply what you've learned. This format is designed to help you meet and anticipate the needs of your bonsai, ensuring its long-term health and vitality.


The course is taught in English.


The course runs from 10 am to 5 pm.


The course fee is €175, with a non-refundable booking fee of €75 due at registration. The remaining €100 is payable on or before the day of the course.

General Information

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day. Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. Sessions will occur indoors and outdoors, so please dress appropriately for London's changeable weather, preferably in layers.

Post-Course Opportunities

Participants are encouraged to join our varied workshops and frequent sessions designed to enhance their skills and confidence in bonsai cultivation. Engage with our online forum to connect with past and present students and enthusiasts, and explore our blog for a comprehensive database of plant species suitable for bonsai.

Explore more advanced and specialist workshops to further your expertise in bonsai through our online course listings on the Bonsai Courses Workshops page.

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  • Beginner Bonsai Course Deposit

    This is the non-refundable deposit you pay to secure your place for the Beginners Bonsai Course Camp. The balance €100 is paid on or before the day of the boot camp.

    75,00 £


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