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Children’s Workshop: Will It Be a Bonsai or a Big Tree?
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Children’s Workshop: Will It Be a Bonsai or a Big Tree?

Children’s Workshop: Will It Be a Bonsai or a Big Tree?

An adult-child activity

Every tree seedling has its fate, and in this children's workshop, you can learn how that fate is determined. One adult and one child will have a special day together as they work as lab partners, using their “scientist eyes” to observe details and make comparisons. We’ll learn about plant physiology, ecosystems and bonsai history, too. At the close of class, each research team will receive a seedling whose fate they will decide. Will your tree go through the rigorous training to become a bonsai or will you plant it outdoors in spring to grow up wild, big and free?

Where:  U.S. National Arboretum – Meet at Yoshimura Lecture and Demonstration Center

Age Recommendation: This activity is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Fee: $25 per child-adult pair. Registration required. Limited to 12 pairs.

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Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees

Join National Bonsai & Penjing Museum for an introductory level class on Bonsai basics with Tropical Trees. If you're looking to get started in this ancient art form or learn new skills from a master, this class is perfect for you. All classes will run from 10am until 3pm and will include a lecture and tour before lunch with hands-on repotting and wiring demonstrations after lunch. Tools, trees and equipment will be provided. Participants should bring their own lunches to enjoy amongst the world's first an finest collection of bonsai. Led by Museum staff and volunteers.

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Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees

Join National Bonsai & Penjing Museum for an introductory level class on Bonsai basics with Tropical Trees. If you're looking to get started in this ancient art form or learn new skills from a master, this class is perfect for you. All classes will run from 10am until 3pm and will include a lecture and tour before lunch with hands-on repotting and wiring demonstrations after lunch. Tools, trees and equipment will be provided. Participants should bring their own lunches to enjoy amongst the world's first an finest collection of bonsai. Led by Museum staff and volunteers.

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Japanese Master Takahiro Mori Garden Juniper Demonstration
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Japanese Master Takahiro Mori Garden Juniper Demonstration

The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum would like to welcome everyone to a free bonsai demonstration with Japanese Master Takahiro Mori. Mori will be using a Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens), which was collected in 2014 from the National Herb Garden, to train into a Bonsai. The demonstration will take place at the National Arboretum’s Visitor Center Auditorium.

Takahiro Mori operates a bonsai nursery Northeast of Saitama City, Japan. He apprenticed under Koji Tsukahara at Kousyou-En nursery and worked to train the bonsai collection at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama from 2009- 2013. Learn more about Takahiro Mori and view some of his bonsai art visit his website here.

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Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees

Join National Bonsai & Penjing Museum for an introductory level class on Bonsai basics with Tropical Trees. If you're looking to get started in this ancient art form or learn new skills from a master, this class is perfect for you. All classes will run from 10am until 3pm and will include a lecture and tour before lunch with hands-on repotting and wiring demonstrations after lunch. Tools, trees and equipment will be provided. Participants should bring their own lunches to enjoy amongst the world's first an finest collection of bonsai. Led by Museum staff and volunteers.

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Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees

Join National Bonsai & Penjing Museum for an introductory level class on Bonsai basics with Tropical Trees. If you're looking to get started in this ancient art form or learn new skills from a master, this class is perfect for you. All classes will run from 10am until 3pm and will include a lecture and tour before lunch with hands-on repotting and wiring demonstrations after lunch. Tools, trees and equipment will be provided. Participants should bring their own lunches to enjoy amongst the world's first an finest collection of bonsai. Led by Museum staff and volunteers.


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