• 1.INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI

    April 28, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (FULL)
    May 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (FULL)
    June 30, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (14 avail)
    July 28, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (13 avail)
    August 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (14 avail)
    October 13, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (13 avail)
    Come Start Your Hobby with Us!
    $65.00

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    Beginner
    With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This class includes everything you need!

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  • 2.YOURS MINE OURS: a class for two

    May 5, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (FULL)
    June 16, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (5 avail)
    August 11, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 avail)
    September 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 avail)
    October 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 avail)
    Make trees part of your relationship. One registration is for two people.
    $160.00

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    Beginner
    Class for two: designed for those who want to discover this great hobby together. Spouses or friends, parents and kids, even grandparents and children have enjoyed this great bonsai experience together.

    Each person learns the basics by creating a beautiful tropical bonsai individually, then, each pair collaborates to create one large tree together.
    Make a gift to each other by joining forces and making bonsai!

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  • Beginners Workshop

    May 6, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    June 9, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    September 23, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (9 avail)
    Getting started on your first bonsai project
    $40.00

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    Beginner
    Bring in your bonsai treeand get started on one small project. Learn how to prune or re-pot or wire and style, or just come in to learn the basic seasonal care and maintenance.You decide the projects, learn the basics of bonsai with the tree you already have. Each student will have their own set of goals and each tree will be at a different stage of growth making this a great opportunity to learn from each other. Use of our tools, soil and wire is included in the price of this workshop

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  • Fundamentals of Bonsai

    April 21, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (3 avail)
    June 2, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (3 avail)
    September 15, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (10 avail)
    Learning Bonsai from the Ground Up
    $135.00

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    Beginner
    Specifically designed for students who are looking for an in depth beginner course taught from the ground up. Topics will include history, indoor and outdoor care, proper use of tools, transplanting, wiring, pruning, and everything needed to successfully grow in this hobby. We will break for lunch so feel free to bring your own or grab something from a nearby shop.

    Everything is included in the cost of this class, and students will create and go home with a beautiful new bonsai tree.

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  • Shimpaku Juniper

    October 6, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (FULL)
    An essential addition to your bonsai collection
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    The Shimpaku Juniper is one of the highest regarded trees for bonsai in Japan, known for its dark green foliage and small needle size, flexibility and hardiness. I have set aside an excellent group of these trees recently acquired from my winter buying trips. Learning how to grow Shimpaku Juniper is an important starting point to refining, designing and caring for cold hardy out door bonsai. Don't miss this opportunity. Trees will be wired and styled but not transplanted.

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    We're sorry, but registration is not available as this class is FULL.

    Please call us at (978) 486-3556 to get on a waiting list.
  • The Workshop

    April 29, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    April 29, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    May 27, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    May 27, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    June 23, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    June 23, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (3 avail)
    September 1, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    September 1, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    Prerequsite of one or more of our Introduction to Bonsai Classes
    $50.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    Bring Your Own Bonsai and learn how to develop it through the seasons and over the years. The Workshop is limited to only 6 students per session. Students learn at their own pace, according to what their bonsai needs. Through personalized instruction and expert guidance, students will climb the next step in making beautiful healthy bonsai.

    *The cost of this Workshop is $50.00 per session

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  • Growing Pine Bonsai with Julian Adams

    April 7, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (2 avail)
    An explanation of how and why black pine bonsai techniques differ from most other pines
    $110.00

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    Intermediate / Advanced
    This seminar provides a comprehensive discussion of the annual growing cycle of pines. The stages of the cycle and characteristics shown by pines during those stages are defined and heavily illustrated. The timing for successful application of pine bonsai training techniques is related to the stages of the pine cycle in a logical fashion based on signals given by the plant rather than arbitrary calendar dates. Among the techniques discussed are growth restraint, needle length reduction, back budding, feeding, energy distribution, and more. A significant feature of this course is an explanation of how and why black pine bonsai techniques differ from those for most other pines. The confusion surrounding black pine needle size reduction is removed by revealing the reason for those techniques and relating them to the annual cycle. The complexity of conflicting "rules" is replaced with the simplicity and clarity of understanding. Those who attend this seminar will leave with confidence in their ability to successfully grow pine bonsai.

    This course also includes a small 2 or 3 year Japanese black pine seedlings grown from Japanese seed. Participants will do preliminary wiring and pruning to begin the creation of a small literati black pine bonsai. The object is to set the path for the plants' future refinement recognizing that a finished tree often takes several years to create.

    A CD/DVD of the entire on screen presentation will be available to participants for a small additional fee.

    This class will include all material and a coffee break


    Bio:
    Julian Adams has been actively engaged in bonsai since receiving a gift bonsai in 1971. In pursuit of this interest, Adams has studied extensively, traveled in Japan to learn about bonsai and to improve his personal skills. Over time, Adams has become a frequent writer of bonsai articles, participates in national bonsai activities, and devotes much time to promoting the art of bonsai. He also regularly teaches at events throughout North America. Now retired, Adams has become a full time bonsai farmer with several thousand plants in process of becoming bonsai. For more information check out his web site www.adamsbonsai.com

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  • Rodney Clemons Bring your own Bonsai Workshop

    August 4, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (6 avail)
    August 5, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (7 avail)
    Rodney has my vote as the Greatest American Bonsai Teacher
    $195.00

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    Intermediate / Advanced
    Join us for a dynamic day of Bonsai knowledge. Bring in your most nagging problem or your next fun project and plan to settle in for a relaxing yet intense day of work/play. Rodney is great at offering an unusual and often unique perspective on trees that you want to bring along to that next level. Get out the shears and the wire and let's make some beautiful trees.
    Rodney is back for his continuing education seminar at Bonsai West. One of the best ways to advance in bonsai is to study often with teachers who you feel comfortable and creative. When I am working with Rodney I am always gathering new and exciting information and his relaxed and highly professional manner allows me to perform at my highest level.
    Price of this class includes lunch.
    $195 per day
    $350.00 for both days. We will adjust amount when you register.

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  • Mauro Stemberger all day workshop

    May 12, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (5 avail)
    Mauro Stemberger Award Winning Italian Bonsai Artist
    $225.00

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    Master Class
    This is a full day bring- your- own- tree Masterclass. We are limiting the class size to 8 to allow each person to have as much time with Mauro as possible. Bring your favorite or most difficult trees. Lunch is included so students can stay focused and not have to leave the nursery.

    Mauro's Bio:
    "Architect for work but bonsai master for love…….My interest in “that fascinating Bonsai World” started in 1993. I was very curious about the intrinsic beauty of these small-large works of art. A beauty that harmoniously interacts nature and man. The continuous research of an aesthetic perfection, which we will never succeed to catch up in the course of our short life. That makes us appreciate these small creatures day by day, having the honour to see them on the stands in our garden.Therefore the passion for this particular art holds alive in me and in the time coming.Personally I’ve a particular love for the conifers, above all the fascination of beauty for the larch, that’s the essence Queen of my collection together with yews and junipers, especially the Japanese one, itoigawa and our Italian native Sabina.In a particular way I’m stimulated to always learn something new, thanks to the dialogue and the continuous exchange of experiences with my bonsai friends around the world.I have a good friendship with Enrico Savini, the boss of Progetto Futuro bonsai school, who taught me a lot about bonsai and now I’m one of Progetto Futuro’s teachers. I have to especially thank all the persons that supported me in these years of my bonsai passion."

    Check out more about Mauro here:
    http://www.italianbonsaidream.com/

    More About this Artist:

    Mauro’s Blog
    Art of Bonsai Gallery

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  • Mauro Stemberger Massive Rock Planting Event

    May 13, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mauro will blow your mind
    Free

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    All Levels
    We are excited to share this unique and personal demonstration with you. Mauro will be creating a large rock planting using Shimpaku Juniper and other material gathered from around the nursery. This event is free and open to all. Previously advertised with a $25 fee, we have decided to host this event for free. Try not to miss this exciting time!

    This class does not require registration

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  • Private Bonsai Lessons with Bonsai West Staff

    Bring your trees and be prepared to learn
    $65.00

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    All Levels
    One Hour Private lessons are a great value and excellent way to get the knowledge needed on a one on one basis with one of our highly trained teachers. Lessons usually last between one or two hours and cover a wide range of topics. Learn general care and maintenance, pruning, re-potting seasonal care ,indoor or outdoor bonsai techniques .Learn how to wire and style your trees or just bring your trees in for a private critique and develop long term goals .
    We offer much of these same topics in a variety of classes and “get wired” workshops however nothing compares to a private lesson session

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  • Private Bonsai Lessons with Michael Levin

    Challenging projects and transformations
    $110.00

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    All Levels
    One-hour segments.
    Come prepared with a challenging project. Students should talk with Michael about detailed goals and restyling projects before class so during the workshop we could maximize productivity. I am happy to work on any species of trees however my specialty is Juniper and Pine. Give me a call and set up a consultation .Looking forward to working with you.

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    This class is ongoing