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Sun, 28 Apr


Ma-Ke Bonsai

Beginners Bonsai Course (Spring Session)

Conducted over 3 sessions, it will give you all the skill you need to confidently manage and grow your bonsai. The course aims to teach you the skills necessary to keep your bonsai healthy and vibrant.

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Beginners Bonsai Course (Spring Session)
Beginners Bonsai Course (Spring Session)

Time & Location

28 Apr 2019, 10:00 – 14:00

Ma-Ke Bonsai, 66 Harvey Rd, Hounslow TW4 5LU, UK


About the event

This course 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.

101: Basic Bonsai Care

Sunday 21st April 2019

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 Pruning

Sunday 19 May 2019

Bonsai 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 Repotting

Sunday 16 June 2019

Bonsai 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.

Duration and Dates

The Beginners Bonsai Course is conducted over 3 consecutive 4th. Sunday's of the month. New Beginners Course begin in January, April and  July and October.

Course Fees

The Beginners Bonsai Course Fees are £150.

General Information

Tea and Coffees will be provided through 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.


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