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2023 Ongoing Class Schedule

Due to the popularity of these classes and size restrictions reservations must be made in advance by calling the nursery at 818 343-4090, or emailing  kimurabonsai64@gmail.com at least two weeks prior to the dates you want.

You can book up to 4 classes at one time. Classes are limited to 8 participants.

Classes meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in two sessions--except in January where they start on the 15th.The morning session start at 9:30am and ends at 12 noon. The afternoon session starts at 1pm and ends at 3:30pm.

Each session is 2 1/2 hours and costs $30, including the use of tools, soil, wire etc.. Students can bring their own tree or purchase one here. 

Each student will receive expert instruction on whatever seasonally appropriate techniques each tree requires. Because each student has something different there is always a variety of information being given out.

Contact the nursery or keep on eye on website or socials for info on Visiting Artist workshops with some of the finest bonsai artists in the world. We also offer monthly workshops and BYOT classes with Michael Roberts of the second Saturday of each month, see schedule on website.

We are always available for private one on one or small group sessions. Contact nursery for more details.

We can also arrange corporate team events and bonsai birthday parties, contact us to set something up.

Michael Roberts - Winter thru Summer Workshops and BYOT (Bring Your Own Tree) schedule

Kimura Bonsai Nursery is pleased to announce part of our 2023 education schedule at 

Kashi no ki-en in Castaic, CA starting January 14th 2023!

 

Michael Roberts has been a practicing bonsai artist for over 25 years and is well known throughout the state as a serious practitioner.  His trees are recognized throughout the bonsai community for their scale, advanced ramification and artistry.

 

Workshops are scheduled on the 2nd Saturday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each month (unless otherwise noted).  Class sizes are limited to 8 participants and require advance reservation.  Call (818) 343-4090

 

BYOT: Each Saturday workshop will be followed by a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tree) workshop from 1:30 – 4:30.  Participants will be limited to one or two trees depending on size of the tree and the work to be performed.   Please call for availability. Call (818) 343-4090

 

 

Workshop schedule

January 14th: 5-6 year old - 5 gal Yaupon Holy, repotted into 12” grow box.  Help with initial branch selections and rough wire into shape. Class includes tree, grow box, soil, and wire. Tools for shaping will be provided. $125.00

 

February 4th: 8-10 year old  Chinese Elms, repotted into a 12” grow box. Help with initial branch selections and rough wire into shape. Class includes tree, grow box, soil, and wire. Tools for shaping will be provided. $200.00

 

March 11th: 7-8 year old 5 gal Boxwoods – repotted into 12” grow box.  Help with initial branch selections and rough wire into shape. Class includes tree, grow box, soil, and wire. Tools for shaping will be provided. $$135.00

 

April 8th: Surface root development on 10-12 year old year old well-developed  Catlin Elms. Class will consist of developing good surface roots by ground layering at the base of the trunk. Class includes tree, rooting hormone, pot extension, soil  and wire. Any tools for work to be performed will be provided. $250.00

 

May 13th:  Raft Style planting on 6-7 year old 3 gal San Jose Juniper – repotted in a 8” x 18” grow box.  Tree, grow box, soil, wire and tools for shaping will be provided. $150.00

 

June 10th: 5-8 year old  Foemina Junipers – repotted into a 8” x 18” grow box.  Class includes 2 to 3 trees, grow box, soil, wire. Tools for development & shaping will be provided. $200.00

 

July 8th: 5-6 year old 5 gal Crape Myrtle – repotted into 12” grow box.  Class includes tree, grow box, soil and wire. Tools for development & shaping will be provided.   $125.00

 

August 12th: 6-7 year old 5 gal Bougainvillea – repotted into 12” grow box.  Class includes tree, grow box, soil and wire. Tools for development & shaping will be provided..   $125.00

 

All class sizes are limited.  To best serve you, please contact us at Kimura Bonsai Nursery to reserve your time in advance.  (818) 343-4090  or email kimurabonsai64@gmail.com.

 

Classes to be held at Kashi no ki-en (The garden of the oaks)  30535 Hasley Canyon Rd. Castaic CA 91384

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