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The Art of Bonsai – Principles and Practices

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Robert Hatcher, a longstanding member of the South Australian Bonsai community and frequent judge at Bonsai competitions, will be conducting a hands-on Masterclass on the best horticultural practices to construct, grow and care for your own bonsai on Sunday 25 March 2018 from 10am – 3pm at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery. If you are not able to make it to this class, a second class will be held on Sunday 14 October 2018 at the same time and location.

The Art of Bonsai, Bonsai Tree, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Bonsai is the growing of a tree or plant in a shallow dish. This course covers the history about bonsai, selection of the plant, growing it, maintaining it and how to keep it pest and disease free. Participants will need to wear closed shoes and gloves as the session will involve practical activities. At the end of the class, you get to take home the bonsai that you have planted and built-in class.

The Art of Bonsai, Bonsai Tree, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Below is the timeline of the masterclass:

09.45am – Registration and coffee

10.00am – Welcome, Masterclass outline

10.10am – Presentation about the Art and Science of Bonsai

12.30pm – Lunch (provided)

01.30pm – Choosing and constructing your Bonsai

02.00pm – Plant maintenance, pruning and re-potting

03.00pm – Masterclass concludes

This class is limited to 10 students so book online quickly if you are interested in attending.
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When: 25th of March and 14th of October : 10am-3pm
Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery, 11 Lampert Road, Crafers, SA
Cost: $200 per person (small booking fee applies if purchased online)
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Sounds lots of fun, wish it was in my budget.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4159) 925 days ago
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