Bonsai Classes for Beginners

Are conducted in 5 modular sessions, over the course of a year, over which time your will aquire the know-how and skills required to care for and train your bonsai with confidence. Each module builds on your strenghts by walking you through the seasonal needs of your bonsai.

We Currently run three Groups for Beginners Classes, Group A, Group B and Group C. All Groups follow the same syllabus, but class dates are staggered, to allow wider participation. Currenlty only spaces in Group C are available.

Book your Beginners Bonsai Classes here, remember to select which Group C;

Book your Beginners Bonsai Classes here, remember to select Group B
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Last updated 17 Februaray 2014


Bonsai History, Origins, Styles and Basic Bonsai Care

16 February 2014: Group A - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Bonsai History, Origins, Styles and Basic Bonsai Care

09 March 2014: Group B - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Botany for the Bonsai Artist

13 April 2014: Group A - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Botany for the Bonsai Artist

11 May 2014: Group B - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Bonsai History, Origins, Styles and Basic Bonsai Care

18 May 2014: Group C - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Pruning of Deciduous Species

08 June 2014: Group A - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Botany for the Bonsai Artist

29 June 2014: Group C - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Pruning of Deciduous Species

13 July 2014: Group B - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Pruning of Deciduous Species

20 July 2014: Group C - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Conifer Species Bonsai Pruning

10 August 2014: Group A - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Pines, Larches, Junipers and even some evergreen Mediterranean have their very own pruning requirements. Conifers which have scales and needles have their own pruning requirements and techniques. We work with you in developing a strategy to build up and enhance your bonsai.

The hands-on work begins by mid-morning and carries on till the end of the session, and we learn as demonstrations are carried on. We cover common conifer species commonly grown as bonsai.


Conifer Species Bonsai Pruning

14 September 2014: Group B - Beginners Bonsai Class

Sold Out - please call for wait-list on cancellation

Pines, Larches, Junipers and even some evergreen Mediterranean have their very own pruning requirements. Conifers which have scales and needles have their own pruning requirements and techniques. We work with you in developing a strategy to build up and enhance your bonsai.

The hands-on work begins by mid-morning and carries on till the end of the session, and we learn as demonstrations are carried on. We cover common conifer species commonly grown as bonsai.


Conifer Species Bonsai Pruning

21 September 2014: Group C - Beginners Bonsai Class Book Now

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Pines, Larches, Junipers and even some evergreen Mediterranean have their very own pruning requirements. Conifers which have scales and needles have their own pruning requirements and techniques. We work with you in developing a strategy to build up and enhance your bonsai.

The hands-on work begins by mid-morning and carries on till the end of the session, and we learn as demonstrations are carried on. We cover common conifer species commonly grown as bonsai.


Autumn Care for Bonsai Trees

19 October 2014: Group A - Beginners Bonsai Class

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Autumn and your bonsai are beginning to dress down for the year. For many beginners this is a confusing time of the year. This session helps you understand bonsai dormancy, and how to ensure that you get your bonsai ready for autumn and the winter beyond. Autumn is the time you get to see the bonsai’s branches in close detail - this session works with you in developing a “structural plan” to bring-out the best of the aesthetics side of your bonsai.

We will explore the role of ‘proper wiring’ in the artistic and horticultural development of your bonsai.


Autumn Care for Bonsai Trees

09 November 2014: Group B - Beginners Bonsai Class

Sold Out - please call for wait-list on cancellation

Autumn and your bonsai are beginning to dress down for the year. For many beginners this is a confusing time of the year. This session helps you understand bonsai dormancy, and how to ensure that you get your bonsai ready for autumn and the winter beyond. Autumn is the time you get to see the bonsai’s branches in close detail - this session works with you in developing a “structural plan” to bring-out the best of the aesthetics side of your bonsai.

We will explore the role of ‘proper wiring’ in the artistic and horticultural development of your bonsai.


Autumn Care for Bonsai Trees

09 November 2014: Group C - Beginners Bonsai Class Book Now

spaces available

Autumn and your bonsai are beginning to dress down for the year. For many beginners this is a confusing time of the year. This session helps you understand bonsai dormancy, and how to ensure that you get your bonsai ready for autumn and the winter beyond. Autumn is the time you get to see the bonsai’s branches in close detail - this session works with you in developing a “structural plan” to bring-out the best of the aesthetics side of your bonsai.

We will explore the role of ‘proper wiring’ in the artistic and horticultural development of your bonsai.


Beginner Bonsai Session are £30 each. You secure your place on the 5 sessions by paying a booking deposit of £50. Students them pay £20 per session to the tutor. If you miss a session, the deposit is non-refundable. You may, however, if a place is available, attend a corresponding session in the other group.

Beginners sessions places get taken quickly, so you are encouraged to book your places well in advance. Session are limited to a Maximum of 8 per group. All session are held at Ma-Ke Bonsai Studio, address and contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.

Bonsai for beginners classes are conducted by Mark D'Cruz, who has over 25 years of growing bonsai and has honed his skill under the tutelage of Japanese Bonsai Master Nobuyuki Kajiwara over a 5 year period.

Book your Beginners Bonsai Classes here, remember to select which Group you will attend; Group A or Group B http://shop.makebonsai.com/product/beginner-bonsai-class-deposit

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Ma-Ke Bonsai Studio
66 Harvey Road
Whitton
TW4 5LU
Mobile: 07928052986
Email: sales@makebonsai.com