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2012/ 2013 Classes and Workshops

Kimura Bonsai Nursery is pleased to announce the 2012/2013 sessions of bonsai classes.

An ongoing class where students will bring their own trees or purchase one here. Individual instruction will be provided based on each person's tree. This is a class with a wide variety of techniques being taught on a variety of trees. From initial creation pruning on raw stock to detail wiring on a specimen tree, each class allows one to learn a variety of techniques another then what they are doing on their own tree. Use of tools, wire and soil is included.


Classes will meet on the first and third Sunday morning of each month from October through May at 10:00am until 12:30pm. Each class is limited to 10 students. Cost is $20.00 per class.


Tuesday Evening Class- Same description as above only we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm until 9:30pm


Private individual or group classes are also available, please contact nursery for more info.



We are also pleased to announce the 2012/2013 schedule for the all inclusive workshops here at Kimura Nursery.

Saturday November 3rd 2012 from 9am until 3 pm-

A bring your own tree, or purchase one here, all day deadwood workshop. From creating new jins, shari's or hollow trunks, to refining existing deadwood to maintaining, and treating old deadwood we will spend the day discussing, creating and treating deadwood. Students should be sure their tree or trees are a suitable candidate for deadwood feature's. Various carving methods will be explained using a variety of carving tools both hand and powered. Methods of treating new and old deadwood as well as preserving rotting wood will also be among the topics touched on. Students should bring any carving tools they have. A limited amount of tools both hand and powered will be available for everyone to share. Limited to 5 participants. Cost is $150.00


Saturday March 2, 2013 9am until 12:30pm

Live oak style boxwoods. Using 5 gallon boxwood nursery stock each student will be led there the process of creating a bonsai resembling a California Live Oak. This material really lends itself to this type of styling and can quickly be developed into a refined bonsai. 5 gallon boxwood, training pot, wire and soil provided. Maximum 10 participants. Cost is $50.00


Saturday April 6th 2013 9am until 12:30 pm

Weeping style tamarisk workshop. Using 10-12 year old partially trained tamarisk each person will be guided through the steps to create a weeping style bonsai with some deadwood features as well. The contrast between the delicate foliage and flowers to the deadwood is beautiful. Tamarisk are ideal for the weeping style. These will be extremely nice trees at the end of the day.

Includes 10-12 year old partially trained tamarisk in training pot, wire and use of tools .

Cost is 100.00


Saturday June 1st 9am until 12:30

A shohin ficus or little leafed olive workshop. Using partially trained ficus nerifola or olives each participant will be guided through the creation and planting of a a nice big trunked shohin olive or ficus bonsai. Includes partially trained olive or ficus nerifola, bonsai pot, soil, wire and use of tools. Cost is-75.00



Places are limited so signup soon to insure spot. 50% deposit is required for each class to reserve space. For more info call us at the nursery.