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Member’s Weekend

  •  Bellingham, MA
  •   April 21-22, 2018
  •   7 Speakers
  •   FREE registration

Members & Non-members welcomed. Join us for 2 days of Great Bonsai demonstrations, lectures, private workshops, and of course, food. Registration is free, but please register in advance so we can prepare accordingly. REGISTER For one day, or Both Days.

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Springs Member’s Weekend 2018

Rain or Shine , Member’s Weekend Shall Go On (Large tent and heaters, if needed)

A weekend full of bonsai experts sharing their knowledge and demonstrating the art of bonsai. There’s lectures and demonstrations for every level of bonsai experience. ALL demonstrations and FREE. So is the coffee and food.

What you can Expect:

  • 20% off most items for member’s. All Day, Both Days. (excludes handmade pots).
  • Early Bird Special - Extra 5% off between 9am & 10am, both days.
  • Demonstrations & Lectures by 7 Bonsai Experts.

Bonsai Artists


Jun Imabayashi


Juan Andrade


John Romano


Peter Keane


Glen Lord


Lou Carreiro


Jack Hoover

Private Workshops

Special Bonsai Material for Fee-Based Workshop by Guest Artist – Juan Andrade, Glen Lord, and John Romano. You must register below for Workshops as attendance is Limited to 8 participants.

The Fee includes the bonsai material, soil, and wire. You are responsible for the price of the pot selected.

WorkshopDayTimeWorkshop TreeArtistPriceRegistration
Workshop #1 Saturday 9am – 12pm Juniper Glen Lord $65
Workshop #2 Sunday 9am – 12pm Jade John Romano $65
Workshop #3 Sunday 1pm – 4pm Green Island Ficus Juan Andrade $185

Event Schedule

Saturday, April 21

Workshop #1: 9am – 12pm Bonsai Basics Workshop with Glen Lord. Class limited to 8 attendees. Special Trees selected for this workshop. Register Here

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Bagels & Coffee

    Bagels & Coffee with NEBG Team & Early Bird Special (Additional 5% Off)

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Grafting Demonstration - Peter Keane

    Grafting Demonstration by Peter Keane (Grafting Expert whose works have been displayed at the National Exhibition in Rochester, NY, the New England Flower Show and the Topsfield Fair, among others).

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Complimentary Lunch and open workshop

    Complimentary Lunch and open workshop with the NEBG staff. Bring your own tree and ask questions.

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Brazilian Rain Tree Demonstration - Lou Carreiro

    Brazilian Rain Tree Demonstration with Bonsai Expert Lou Carreiro (Winner of the 2014 People's Choice Award for his Brazilian Raintree).

  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Wheel Throwing Demonstration - Jack hoover

    Wheel Throwing Demonstration with Jack Hoover. When Jack is not winning awards, he lectures on bonsai, bonsai carving, styling, and making pots.

  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Growing Bonsai Indoors - Glen Lord

    Growing Bonsai Indoors with Glen Lord. Glen is the bonsai curator for the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection at The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University.

Sunday, April 22

Workshop #2: 9 – 12pm: Shohin Jade Bonsai Workshop with John Romano. Participants will learn about small bonsai and their care. Limited to 8 participants. Register Here

Workshop #3: 1pm – 4pm: Green Island Ficus Workshop with Juan Andrade. With great aerial roots and think trunks, these specially selected trees are favorites amount tropical collectors. Register Here

  • 8:45 am – 10:00 am

    Bagels & Coffee

    Bagels & Coffee with NEBG Team & Early Bird Special (Additional 5% Off).

  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Scotts Pine shaping and repotting - Juan Andrade

    Scotts Pine shaping and repotting with Juan Andrade. With too many awards to list, Juan is a bonsai artist from Santa Ana Costa Rica.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Complimentary Lunch and open workshop.

    Complimentary Lunch and open workshop. with the NEBG staff. Bring your own trees and ask questions.

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Large 40-Year Old Juniper shaping - Jun Imabayashi

    Juniper shaping with NEBG’s own Bonsai Master Jun Imabayashi.

  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    The Magic of Shohin Bonsai - John Romano

    The Magic of Shohin Bonsai by Bonsai Expert John Romano (featured in Bonsai Today, International Bonsai Magazine and ABS Bonsai).


Members Will Receive:

  • 20% Off Everything across the board (after Member’s Weekend Member’s Discounts will only apply to trees, so now is a perfect time to stock up on tools, pots & supplies)
  • Access to a HUGE Clearance Table

And don’t forget – Member’s Weekend is also a perfect time to pick up your Conifer and Deciduous Bonsai for Spring.

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