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2017 - 2018 Workshop Schedule

All classes and workshops are held rain or shine, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$70 deposit required to reserve a space; balance due on day of the class.
Students are to bring their tools and sack lunch.
Reservations are first-come, first served.
Email us at mail@lotusbonsai.com to reserve your spot.


July 9, 2017 (Sunday)
Better Bonsai Workshop
Participants will bring a maximum of three of their Bonsai to the workshop. The focus will be on styling, wiring, pruning, repotting, proper care and culture of each tree and season. Solutions to pest and disease problems will be covered. We will discuss each Bonsai; make decisions about its future and take decisive action to advance the design. Wire and soil are provided as needed. Limited to six (6) students.
$70

July 18, 2017(Tuesday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70






October 9 - 11, 2017 (Monday to Wednesday)
October 11 - 13, 2017 (Wednesday to Friday)

Tree Gathering Trip
To the eastern Sierra for western white & lodgepole pines, fir, Utah junipers, western hemlock, mountain mahogany and sagebrush. Limited to 6 people per 3-day block of days. First come-first served. Registration & payment must be received by August 30, 2017 for permit purposes. Contact us for more information.
$70/person registration, plus $17.50/tree

October 17, 2017 (Tuesday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

November 5, 2017 (Sunday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

November 10, 2017 (Sunday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

December 16, 2017 (Saturday)
Twisted Chinese Elm
Three small twisted trunk Chinese Elms placed into a handmade Jim Barrett oval shallow tray. These trees are about 8 years old and will be positioned with stones to create a realistic foret grove. Inspired by the mixed oak woodland that dominates here at the nursery.
$185


December 17, 2017 (Sunday)
Japanese Maple Forest with Stones
These are complex with lots of character, ramification, and movement. 3-5 will be planted in trays with stones and moss. All materials will be provided.
$185

January 7, 2018 (Sunday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

January 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

January 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Shohin Trident Maple Forest
Our Shohin trident maple forest uses trees grown for the last 12-15 years from seed. They are small trees with a lot of apeal and well-developed movement with beautiful fall color.
$155

February 10 & 11, 2018 (Sat & Sun)
Trip to Oroville Growing Grounds
Materials of exceptional quality at reasonable prices. These trees are now over 15 years old. Gourmet dinner with select wines are pprovided to two-day participants. Contact us for details.

Saturday will be Shimpaku Juniper for $175
Sunday will be Maple for $175 and/or Crepe Myrtle for $220


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March 4, 2018(Sunday)
Seiju Elm Forest
Three tall ten-year old Seiju Elms will be placed into a chocolate colored rectangular trays with stones, with the goal of evoking the Chinese paintings of lake and mountain scenes.
$185

March 6, 2018(Tuesday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

March 20, 2018(Tuesday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

April 14, 2018(Saturday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70

May 25 & 26, 2018 (Friday and Saturday only)
Lotus Bonsai Nursery 12th ANNUAL SPRING SALE
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is the not to be missed sale at the nursery. 20% off on all Bonsai trees and stock plants.

June 10, 2018 (Sunday)
Better Bonsai Workshop*
See above.
$70













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