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New England Bonsai gardens is a full-service bonsai nursery. We are one of the largest bonsai nurseries in the nation. We’ve been wholesaling and retailing bonsai since 1987.

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Member's Day Workshop #2 With John Romano (April 22, 2018)

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Bonsai comes in all sizes. Shohin means “a small thing”, indicating it being even smaller than Bonsai. Although no exact rules were ever formulated, a tree is considered to be Shohin when under 10''. In Japan there are 2 and 3 people bonsai - meaning trees that 2 or 3 people are required just to pick up! And down to bean size bonsai (less than 3' in height). 

There is always a fascination with miniatures so mini bonsai (or 'shohin' in Japan) are attractive to many people. We will explore the beauty and challenges of growing mini bonsai and help you make one.  

We set a side 8 jade plants for this workshop with John. You will need to purchase the pot. Otherwise, all other supplies are included (river rock, moss, tools, etc.).

To learn more about your instructor, John Romano, click here: https://www.nebonsai.com/kaikou-school/ 

Attendee Cost: $65 per student

Duration: 10am – 2pm. Please arrive a few minutes early.

Included with Workshop:

  • Experienced instructor (John Romano)
  • Refreshments & snack (water, soda, chips)
  • Bonsai Tree (Jade), tools, soil, and wire to support the class

What’s NOT included:

  • Bonsai Pot: Participants have color and shape preferences. It’s not included but we have thousands of pots to choose from.

Attendee Per Class: 8.

Location: Unless otherwise specified, all students should meet in the greenhouse labeled “Workshop”. It’s right behind our retail store – you won’t miss it.

Class will cover care instructions, the elements of bonsai style and design, wintering your bonsai, and more.

Upon completion of the bonsai basics workshop, participants will go home with their own beautiful bonsai, complete care instructions and the knowledge and confidence to keep it thriving.



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