Beginners courses are held frequently to teach new members the basics of Bonsai. Intermediate and advanced courses are held for the more experienced members to teach them advanced techniques that are used by Masters across the globe.
The aim of the course is to give you a basic background as well as hands on regarding the art of bonsai.
The course will include:
- Basic concepts on structuring and styling
- Techniques on pruning, wiring and repotting
- Daily care which includes watering, pests and insect controlling, applying of fertilisers, etc
Course leader: Charles Ceronio
Time: 09h00 to 16h00
Cost: R350 pp [R150 for scholars] Included in the price you will receive a manual for beginners as well as a light lunch, tea/coffee, etc.
What to bring:
Garden pruning shears, wire cutter, various gauges of aluminium or copper wire, bonsai- or growing pots, ladies used silk stockings or raffia to protect the bark from wire cutting.
In order to get the hands-on feeling with regard to wiring, etc, you are kindly requested to bring one of the following Juniper species with on which you will learn some of the bonsai techniques. Juniperus procumbens Nana ; Juniperus x-media “Blaauw”; Juniperus chinensis”Grey owl”; or Juniperus chinensis “gold coast”.
Apart from the above, you are also welcome to bring one or two of your own trees, which we can help you with, should time permit.
Soil mix will be available.
We are looking forward in helping you to enjoy this fascinating hobby with many thousands all over the world.
PS :Please book in advance