Japanese Pruning 6/3/23

Japanese Pruning 6/3/23
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1125 N. 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003, US
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Japanese Pruning Workshop

$30 General / $25 Member 

Includes Garden Admission for the day


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.


Program Description

Ever been interested in learning about Japanese-style pruning? Recently returned from his garden studies in Japan, join our Garden Curator and Head Niwashi Ben Schrepf as he takes you on a tour of the Japanese Friendship Garden and demonstrates several methods of pruning commonly practiced in Japanese Gardens.  


Topics covered will include the general concepts of Japanese Gardens, Japanese pine pruning, shrubs (tamamono and karikomi), rejuvenation of older plant material, and sukashi (thinning). Please join us! 

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




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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$30.00 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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