Courses and workshops

Various Bonsai courses and workshops are held throughout the year. Contact us by e-mail bford(at) for more details.

Events at Bishopsford

Create Your Own Bonsai Courses
Usually held on the last Saturday of the month with a few exceptions.
Upcoming dates are:

19 January 2019 
9 February 2019 
30 March 2019  
31 August 2019
28 September 2019
19 October 2019

These courses are suitable for beginners or for people who have some experience growing bonsai. You may bring one tree to work on or buy a starter tree and pot at the nursery on the day of the course.  Your purchases can be made according to your budget, starter trees range from R25, pots from R15 and wire from R12.  Participants will go home with a bonsai that they have designed, pruned, wired and potted themselves.  The Course starts promptly at 09h30 and runs for approximately 3-4 hours.  Cost R340, registration is essential as numbers are limited.  Download the registration form.


Saturday 12 January 2019 at 13h30 - Design workshop -  Coleonema
Join our design workshop. Our focus will be on Junipers but bring along any other Bonsai that you wish to work on or require assistance with.
Bring trees, tools, power tools, extension cables, multiplugs, turntables and enthusiasm. No charge. Registration by email bishopsfordbonsai(at) is essential as numbers are limited.

Saturday 11 May 2019 at 9h30 - World Bonsai Day
Come and join us celebrating World Bonsai Day. The clubs in the region will be showcasing their 'most enjoyed' presentation of the last year. There will be a Tree competition for all stages of bonsai experience. And a day filled with fun and Bonsai. Registration by email bishopsfordbonsai(at) is essential as numbers are limited.

Saturday 7 September 2019 at 13h30
Bring along Bonsai trees that you need assistance with and a plate of eats to share at teatime. It is Spring potting time, if you need help with repotting this is for you.  Workshop hosted for the Cape Bonsai Kai.  Visitors welcome. Please confirm if you will be attending by email bishopsfordbonsai(at) Potting soil, pots, mesh, Multicote etc will be available to purchase.

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