Japanese Niwaki Pine Pruning 10/29

Japanese Niwaki Pine Pruning 10/29
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1125 N. 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003, US
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Welcome to Japanese Pruning Workshop

$30 General / $25 Member 

includes Garden Admission for the day



Program description


Have you ever wondered how those characteristic pines in Japanese gardens get their unique shape? It’s through the 1000 year old art of Japanese pine pruning. The ideal Japanese Garden specimen tree will allow people to see the shape of its trunk by pruning its branches into finely-tuned pads. Timing, technique and an eye for aesthetics are essential in reaching the full effect. Learn about all three at our pine pruning workshop this year.  


Garden Curator, Ben Schrepf, has trained in Japan and America as an apprentice of master Japanese pine pruner, John Powell. He is a highly sought after Japanese Gardener who has pruned pines in authentic Japanese Gardens throughout the country and time after time at our very own RoHoEn. Take this chance to learn a rarely taught, traditional art form passed down through the generations and draw from this fascinating technique to sculpt your own garden trees.  


The workshop will begin with basic pine botany and horticultural care, followed by a pruning demonstration and hands-on pruning practice for workshop attendees. Appropriate pine varieties for our desert climate will also be discussed along with how to sit ornamental pines in a home or garden landscape.  Please join us! 



Check-in time: 8:15 am

Program starts at 8:30 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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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.