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New York, New York 10036
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: John Capobianco

What you'll learn in this gardening class:

Learn the fundamental techniques for turning ordinary nursery stock into a bonsai specimen. This workshop will focus on proper plant selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. 

Students will have the option of working with a selection of hardy tree species. The five major styles will be covered along with container selection. Soil, container, wire, and a tree will be provided.

Please bring sturdy chopsticks, good pruning shears, and lunch to class.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

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No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits once a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:
  • No refunds will be granted for: course levels 0–299 and 700–999
  • A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–599
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Do you get to take home a bonsai?
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HI there, yes the students get to take home the bonsai. Hope this helps.
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Hello, would like to know if and when this class will be available. Thank you Marge
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Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (475)

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Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Crystal S. on 6/23/2019
The instructor was very knowledgeable and quite funny. He addressed all of our questions and had great aspirational examples that he brought to class. The information was delivered well and I really enjoyed how the class was set up: informational lecture first, lab second. There was also an assistant that helped the class flow well. This class helped me identify why I haven't had any successful bonsai attempts in the past and I feel better equipped to maintain the tree I brought home from class, as well as create new bonsai. I'll be looking for the advanced class after some more "experiments."
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/15/2018
Enjoyed "Bonsai for Beginners" class! I found the class to be informative, gave me a better concept of understanding the needs and conditions required for plant care. I appreciate the knowledge of the instructor and his quality of teaching. Thank you.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by ConnieMarie R. on 6/24/2018
Truly engaging. I learned a little history, a little science, a little math, a little of everything- a great art that I will take with forever. Thank you for offering this class.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Anthony L. on 6/11/2018
Was great hands on experience. John was very experienced in his craft. Look forward to 2nd class if one is available.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Jennifer Y. on 6/7/2015
Fun course, very thorough and passionate instructor.
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