3 hour course
This course will be a mixture of theory and practical skill, with the emphasis being more on the practical side! This course will cover everything from where bonsai originated from, how to correctly care for them and how the seasons affect their development. Spread over 3 different days each session will cover a different topic, as described below!
This course is aimed at the absolute beginner. You don't even need to have a bonsai! Just the will to want to learn how to grow bonsai.
Day 1 101: Basic Bonsai Care
You will be introduced to our nine-point system on managing and caring for your bonsai and how to keep it alive and well. You will study the basics of where to locate your bonsai, how to water, feeding bonsai and other housekeeping tasks that need to be undertaken to ensure a healthy vibrant bonsai.
Day 2 102: Bonsai Pruning
Bonsai is a living growing and transient art form and as such has to be continuously managed and cared for from day to day from week to week and season to season. To maintain the bonsai miniature size one has to continuously prune bonsai. This module will introduce you to the basics of bonsai pruning, when to prune, how to prune and what to prune.
Day 3 103: Bonsai Repotting
Bonsai are grown in a small container with a limited amount of soil, which needs to be replenished from time to time. This module teaches how to recognise if a bonsai needs repotting and how to repot it. Basic soil science, repotting techniques and methodologies are covered to ensure that you have successful stress-free repotting.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Mă-Kè Bonsai
Mark D'Cruz, the founder of Mă-Kè Bonsai has been growing Bonsai for over 30 years. As a seasoned bonsai professional, he has taught and consulted on bonsai cultivation around the world. He started Mă-Kè Bonsai in 2006. Since then Mă-Kè Bonsai has trained hundreds of students, and now run dozens of Bonsai workshops every year. Mă-Kè Bonsai offers students many different levels of bonsai workshops and training programmes from which to choose. The Bonsai Introductory Course, which consists of 3 different modules, is our most popular and now runs 4 different Groups throughout the year. The Groups start at different periods of the year giving you the flexibility to start as and when you can.
Bring a packed lunch and dress casual and comfortable keeping in mind that we will be working indoors and outdoors, and it can get hot as fast as it can get cold.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.