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:

25 January 2020 - fully booked
29 February 2020 - fully booked
28 March 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19
29 August 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19
26 September 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19
31 October 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19

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 R360, registration is essential as numbers are limited.  Download the registration form.
Sadly Covid-19 has stopped all our courses and workshops but we do sell a 96 page Manual based on our 50 years of experience which is comprehensive and all of the information covered on our course is in the manual.


World Bonsai Day – Saturday 9 May 2020 - cancelled due to Covid-19
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 18 April 2020 13h30 - CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Please join our workshop. Bring along any Bonsai that you wish to work on or require assistance with. It's also a good time to do Autumn potting of Evergreens.
Bring trees, tools, turntables and enthusiasm. R50 charge (please chat to us if finances are an issue). Registration by email bishopsfordbonsai(at) gmail.com is essential as numbers are limited. Tea/coffee will be served. 

Saturday 18 July 2020 13h30 - CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Please join our workshop. Bring along any Bonsai that you wish to work on or require assistance with. It’s also a good time to do Winter design of deciduous trees.

Bring trees, tools, turntables and enthusiasm. R50 charge (Please chat to us if finances are an issue). Registration by email bishopsfordbonsai(at)gmail.com is essential as numbers are limited. Tea/coffee will be served.



Saturday 5 September 2020 13h30 – Spring repotting - Cancelled due to COVID-19
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.







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