Bonsai for Beginners 4/28/24

Bonsai for Beginners 4/28/24
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1125 N. 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003, US
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Welcome to Bonsai for Beginners

$25 General / $20 Member 

(per class), includes Garden Admission for the day


Program Description

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.


Check-in time: 8:45 am

Program starts at 9:00 am

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


The Garden is located at 1125 North 3rd Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Latham (2 blocks North of Roosevelt). Parking is available at the garden. 

When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue.

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$25.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation & Refund Policies: Program 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 programs affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. Participants who withdraw from a program at least ten business days prior to the scheduled program start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A business day is defined as M-F.). Missed Programs: Participants who do not show up on the day without notification before the scheduled program must forfeit their payment and reservation.

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Jay Forester

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