Bonsai Class for Beginners

Learn the artistic, horticultural, and technical process of designing and maintaining your very own bonsai

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 25 (public classes), 5 to 15

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai? Well, this class is perfect for you!

Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art form of growing miniature trees in containers, which help us connect to nature.

Hosted in collaboration with Bonsai Sensation Nursery and Botanicah, Southside's biggest plant warehouse; this hands-on class is designed for beginners, where you can enter a slow paced, relaxing and calm environment.

Bonsai means ‘plant in a tray, ' where this involves stunting a tree's growth by skilful branch and root pruning. The tree is also prohibited from developing by keeping it in a small container.

When you begin to bonsai, you are shaping the idea of a tree, that belongs somewhere in the future. Bonsai are often passed down through generations as heirlooms, leaving a legacy of hope, serenity and grace.

In this class, you will put together your very own bonsai tree.

You will learn how to:

  • Select your outdoor tree
  • Select your pot
  • Consider style
  • Wiring
  • Repotting
  • Pruning

At the end, you will take home your bonsai tree planted in a container, as well as the confidence to continue caring for the plant in years to come!

Knowledge required
No knowledge or skills are necessary.
What you'll get
  • A planted bonsai
  • The tools and knowledge on how to develop your own bonsai
  • Scissors, wire, potting mix and tools are available for students to use during the class
What to bring
If you have your own vessel you would like to use, you are welcome to bring that.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


199 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC

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