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4. LIFESTYLE » House & Garden

BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS

Course ID 22630
Price $135.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location St Lukes, Heydon Street Mosman
Tutor Judith Sleijpen
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Saturday, 12 May 2018
Finish date Saturday, 12 May 2018
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Remove the mystery create and enjoy your own bonsai! Discover its history and how easy it is to grow. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable. Find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain, prune, shape, style and display them. Experience the satisfaction of growing your own bonsai from scratch.

PROGRAMME



10.00-11.00am
Introduction to Workshop
History of bonsai
What is bonsai?
Buying a bonsai
Suitable specimens

11.00-11.15am
Morning Tea

11.15-12noon
Styles of bonsai
Formal, informal, etc.

12noon-1.00pm
Pots and containers
Soil
Equipment
Pruning

1.00-1.45pm
Lunch

1.45-3.00pm
Wiring
Re-potting
Practical

3.00-3.15pm
Afternoon Tea

3.15-4.00pm
Maintenance
Pests and diseases
Workshop Review

Materials

Practice sample materials and comprehensive notes are provided.

About the presenter

Judith Sleijpen
Judith Sleijpen

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for "Peninsula Living" and "Northshore Living". She has also published articles in "Landscape Contractor and Manager", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Gardens and Outdoor Living" and "The Garden Gurus".

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business,"Gardens, Balconies and Beyond".



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