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Introduction to Bonsai

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$80

Bonsai is the ancient Japanese method of growing and caring for a tree whose growth is restricted by the size of the shallow pot in which it is planted and by the pruning of its branches and roots. In this class, Glen Lord, who consults for the Arnold Arboretum’s bonsai (Japanese) and penjing (Chinese) collection of dwarf potted plants, will speak first about the history of bonsai. He will then demonstrate the methods employed in creating and caring for a bonsai. Participants will plant a tropical specimen and learn about basic pruning, styling, and aftercare. The methods learned in this class can then be applied to other plants, such as temperate trees. The class fee includes a tropical plant, tools, soil, and a pot.

Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$80
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Website:
https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1445&DayPlannerDate=11/3/2018

Organizer

Pamela Thompson
Phone:
617-384-5277
Email:
pam_thompson@harvard.edu

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Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
Not for profit or community group
Email (will not be used for public posting)
pam_thompson@harvard.edu

Venue

Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Phone:
617-384-5277

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