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Bonsai 101

Saturday March 7th, 2020
Saturday March 28th, 2020
Saturday April 18th, 2020
Saturday May 2nd, 2020
Saturday June 20th, 2020
Saturday May 23rd, 2020
We have a new line of unique bells created by a local artist

May 23 Bonsai 101 This is a introduction to Bonsai where you will learn the basics of Bonsai. We will cover basic elements of style and design as well as wiring and potting. You will start with a 1 gallon juniper and take home a styled tree that you have potted in a ceramic bonsai pot. All materials are provided for this class. Class is 1-4pm and limited to 8 students $110.00

Cascade Cedar bonsai

Saturday April 11th, 2020

April 11 Cascade Cedar Bonsai 1-4pm Using a Blue Atlas Cedar we will create a cascading Bonsai. This is a dramatic style simulating a tree growing under stressful conditions. We will cover basics of shaping and pot the trees in a ceramic pot. all materials provided. Limit 8 students $110.00

Out of business

Sunday November 8th, 2020

After over 35 years we will be closing the doors at Bonsai NW on Nov 8 2020. A new ownership hopes to reopen in a new location in the not too distant future. Thank you for all your support over the years. Keep your trees bent and your pruners sharp! John muth

Contact us for questions 206-242-8244

Recommended Reading

There are many good bonsai books out there (and a few not so good ones). This quarter we would like to make sure you are all familiar with a book written by David De Groot. David is the curator of the Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection and has been teaching bonsai for over 25 years. David's book, Basic Bonsai Design, is easy to read and very informative.

David discusses the most important aspects of bonsai. From choosing suitable plant material to artistic principles of design for a tree in training. He covers things to look for in selecting an appropriate pot to visual design elements of a mature tree. Between the use of beautiful photos and excellent drawings, David is able to convey the various and many concepts clearly and thoroughly.

If you are a beginner and would like to learn the concept of design we highly recommend this book. It is available at the shop along with many other good books.

If you are looking for a good bonsai book that will help you with basic care, we recommend Harry Tomlinson's RD Home Handbook: Bonsai. This is a small paperback version of his book and is a concise way to get the basics of general maintenance and care. The center portion of the book lists out the most common trees used and their general conditions needed for health.

Calendar of Events

WORKSHOPS are on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30. They are a one day intensive geared to the beginner covering a specific topic. They are a great introduction to bonsai for those with little or no experience.

CLASSES are on either Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7 to 9 once a week for five weeks. Classes are geared towards the beginner who knows they really want to learn the ins and outs of bonsai. Students will receive 10 hours of hands on training covering three different styles of bonsai.

  • Saturday March 7th, 2020 Bonsai 101
  • Saturday March 28th, 2020 Bonsai 101
  • Saturday April 11th, 2020 Cascade Cedar bonsai
  • Saturday April 18th, 2020 Bonsai 101
  • Saturday May 2nd, 2020 Bonsai 101
  • Saturday May 23rd, 2020 Bonsai 101
  • Saturday June 20th, 2020 Bonsai 101
  • Sunday November 8th, 2020 Out of business

You may wish to look at the calendar to review all of the planned activities at Bonsai Northwest.

Bonsai Northwest, 5021 S. 144th Street, Tukwila WA, 98168 Phone: 206-242-8244
Open Wed.-Sat. 10:00-5:00, Sunday 11:00-4:00 (Closed Mon. & Tues.)