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April 29, 2014

Secchia Garden Lecture: Peter Hatch

Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's fascinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.

May 14, 2014

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

June 3, 2014

Bus Trip: The Magic of Glass

Immerse yourself in glass.

Events

Events categorized as “Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop”

May
10
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

“Beginners Only” Workshop

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a lovely yew bonsai. Learn what to look for when selecting a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style for your tree. All materials provided.

Instructor

Gene Deci

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
May
10
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create an Erodium Bonsai

Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate

Create a “mame” bonsai, one that can be held in the palm of your hand, using Erodium, also known as alpine geranium. Rake out the soil, cut back the roots and pot it into a small pot. Then clean out the foliage to expose the trunk and discover the style for your new bonsai. This plant, ideal for beginners, can be grown on a windowsill, where you can enjoy its tiny leaves and small flowers. All materials provided.

Instructor

Kenneth Huth

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
May
10
2:30 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Tree Workshop

Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced

Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance from guest artist Peter Tea. Peter will discuss each tree, give each student an assignment, and then provide one-on-one assistance. Bring your own tools and copper wire (for conifers) or aluminum wire (for deciduous and broadleaf evergreens).

Instructor

Peter Tea

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67
May
11
11:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create a Shohin Amur Maple Bonsai

Full Class

Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate

Receive a lovely Amur maple tree, prized for its small leaves and vibrant fall color, and receive guidance as you prune, shape and wire your new bonsai. “Shohin” bonsai are increasing in popularity due to their smaller size—they require less space, time and expense. Repotting will not be done in class. Instructions will be given on how to repot and care for your new bonsai. All materials, except for a pot, provided.

Instructor

Linda Camp

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $62
May
11
12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create a Cotoneaster Bonsai

Experience level:  Novice to Advanced

Discover how lovely a cotoneaster bonsai can be, with small, glossy leaves, white flowers and coral-red berries. Receive a ‘Coral Beauty’ cotoneaster and then prune, shape and wire your bonsai. While repotting will not be done in class, instruction will be given on when and how to repot your new bonsai. All materials, except for a pot, provided.

Instructor

Frank Mihalic

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $77
May
11
2:30 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Tree Workshop

Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced

Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance from guest artist Peter Tea. Peter will discuss each tree, give each student an assignment, and then provide one-on-one assistance. Bring your own tools and copper wire (for conifers) or aluminum wire (for deciduous and broadleaf evergreens).

Instructor

Peter Tea

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67