• 1.INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI

    October 28, 2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (FULL)
    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

    October 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    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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  • Fundamentals of Bonsai

    August 19, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    September 16, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    Learning Bonsai from the Ground Up
    $125.00

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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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  • Repotting 101

    June 4, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (FULL)
    Learn How to Repot your Favorite Bonsai
    $45.00

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    Beginner
    Potting 101 teaches one of the most essential techniques in developing healthy trees. By developing good techniques you will have a greater understanding and ability to grow beautiful Bonsai.

    This workshop is divided between lecture/demo and hands on practice. Students should bring one of their own trees or start a new stock plant that is ready to be developed.
    Discussions will include root pruning, proper potting techniques, and most importantly the needs of a newly re-potted tree.

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  • Juniper:Outdoor bonsai Japanese design

    July 9, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (3 avail)
    Wiring juniper is the key to great design
    $90.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    Spend an afternoon creating what is undeniable the most rewarding, challenging, and traditional species of bonsai. The Japanese juniper, with its blue green foliage is traditionally grown outdoors in Japan, and everyone has a specimen juniper in their collection. This class will focus on wiring, design, and offer the technical skills needed to create beautiful bonsai. A perfect next step for any one wanting to continue with this exciting hobby. Trees will be wired and styled but not transplanted.

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  • Podocarpus Bonsai

    July 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    A Buddhist pine for indoors
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    The Podocarpus macrophyllus is one of the oldest species of trees on earth and is commonly known as the Buddhist pine. Podacarpus are from the conifer family however need to be protected from freezing temperatures making them more of an indoor easy to care for bonsai. I am particularly excited about the caliper of material I hunted down for this class, and the trees are substantial with excellent movement, age, and potential. Students can expect to go home with a great new tree and a head full of new bonsai knowledge. Trees will be pruned and wired, but not transplanted.

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  • Redwood Bonsai with Michael Levin

    April 2, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (FULL)
    Grow a giant redwood in miniature
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    The Dawn Redwood is best known for its powerful trunk lines and delicate branch structure, its long life and beautiful upright style it is also one of a few deciduous conifers that drops its leaves in the winter. I have acquired a great selection of trees perfect for this class. As in all of Michael's classes the focus will be both on horticultural and on bonsai techniques. I cannot think of any better class for a beginning students of bonsai wanting to improve their wiring, and pruning, also learning many special techniques while acquiring another specimen bonsai. Tree and pot is included in class fee

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  • Shimpaku Juniper

    October 7, 2017 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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  • Sumo Fig: Indoor bonsai design

    June 11, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (2 avail)
    The perfect miniature indoor bonsai
    $125.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    What is a sumo fig? Just like the Japanese wrestlers; these figs are short, powerful, and well balanced.. The proportions of the sumo style bonsai with its short height to trunk ratio makes it a prize in any bonsai growers collection. Being a close relative to the indoor ficus house plant, these trees are very easy to grow and students will learn pruning, design, branch selection, root techniques and potting. Everyone will go home with a new bonsai tree in a pot.

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  • The Workshop

    November 4, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (2 avail)
    November 4, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    Prerequsite of one or more of our Introduction to Bonsai Classes
    $45.00

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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 $45.00 per session

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  • Rodney Clemons Bring your own Bonsai Workshop

    August 5, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (FULL)
    August 6, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (FULL)
    Rodney has my vote as the Greatest American Bonsai Teacher
    $175.00

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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.
    $175 per day
    $300.00 for both days. We will adjust amount when you register.

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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