Courses and workshops

Various Bonsai courses and workshops are held throughout the year. Contact us by e-mail bishopsfordbonsai(at)gmail.com 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
9 November 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.


World Bonsai Day – Saturday 11 May 2019
Come and join us celebrating World Bonsai Day with exciting presentations and a Bonsai competition for all stages of bonsai experience.  A day filled with fun and Bonsai.  Booking essential as numbers are limited.


Workshops


Saturday 8 June 2019 13h30 - Buddleja
Join our design workshop focusing on Buddlejas. Bring trees, tools, power tools, extension cables, multiplugs, turntables and enthusiasm. No charge. Registration by email bishopsfordbonsai(at)gmail.com is essential as numbers are limited.  

Saturday 13 July 2019 13h30 – Pines
Join our design workshop focusing on Pines. Bring trees, tools, power tools, extension cables, multiplugs, turntables and enthusiasm. No charge. Registration by email bishopsfordbonsai(at)gmail.com is essential as numbers are limited.

Saturday 7 September 2019 13h30 – Spring repotting & Celtis Celebration
It is Spring potting time, if you need help with repotting this is for you. Workshop hosted for the Cape Bonsai Kai.  Visitors welcome. Potting soil, mesh, Multicote and other bonsai requisites will be available to purchase.  Please confirm, by email bishopsfordbonsai(at)gmail.com, if you will be attending.

Bring your favourite Celtis (or more than one) to display in our Spring festival show & tell and stand a chance of winning a prize. Please email bishopsfordbonsai@gmail.com to book a space on the tables.





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