Sun, Nov 07 | Japanese Friendship Garden

Bonsai for Beginners

Bonsai for Beginners

Time & Location

Nov 07, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA

About the Event


Training bonsai trees is a fascinating art form that combines horticultural techniques and Japanese aesthetics in a unique way. The word “Bonsai” means a pot (bon) that holds a plant (sai), however bonsai are not simply potted plants! They are a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. Most commonly kept under four feet in height, through techniques such as pinching buds, pruning and wiring branches, and carefully restricting fertilizers to limit and direct growth. The special techniques used have been around for well over a thousand years. 

 In this lecture for beginners, you will learn all aspects of the art of bonsai includes its history, techniques, how to choose a plant and pot, as well as all the keys to basic maintenance for desert climate. At the end, we will hold a lively Q & A session, so you will have a chance to ask any questions you might have. No experience required is required, everyone is welcome to enter into this fascinating world of miniature trees with us. 

Bonsai for Beginners will be presented by the Phoenix Bonsai Society whose objectives are- 

to study, foster and encourage the enjoyment of the art of Bonsai 

to assemble and make available information on the culture of bonsai 

to promote the collection and exhibition of Bonsai 

to acquaint Bonsai fanciers with each other 

Join this lecture from the knowledgeable and experienced members of PBS. 

General $20/ Member $15 (per class), includes General Admission 


Sunday, November 7

Check-in time at Gate: 8:45 am 

The workshop will begin at: 9:00 am (end 10:30 am) 

Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself but for the other participants as well. 


● Stay home if you are sick or running fever

● 30Maximum per class

● Protect yourself while visiting the garden.

● Stay at least 6 feet away from others in the class

● Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth

● Wash your hands with soap  and water or use alcohol-based sanitizer after using the restrooms.

● Facial cover recommended

● Attendance at and use of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and its facilities is at the sole risk of the attendee/participant and the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix shall not be responsible for any injury, sickness or harm experienced by an attendee/participant from or related to such use, and by its use, the attendee/participant assumes such risk.


Cancellation & Refund Policies

All classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation at the Garden's discretion. The Garden will contact registered participants in classes affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. Participants who withdraw at least ten business days prior to the scheduled workshop/class start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A “business day” is defined as M-F.)

Refunds will not be given to workshop/class participants who withdraw from a class after the first class has been held.

Missed Classes

Workshop/class participants who do not show up to the workshop/program without notification before the scheduled workshop/class must forfeit their payment and reservation

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