Learn Bonsai

Bonsai for Beginners

Courses are scheduled for Spring and Autumn each year.
Enquiries can be made to: Course@BonsaiSocietyWA.com


The Bonsai Society is holding these courses to fast track newcomers into Bonsai and to receive a good grounding of the basics in Bonsai. You can never stop learning about bonsai so this course is designed to give you the first steps in a long journey of pleasure. The basics of bonsai will be covered over the course of 1 day and you will create your own bonsai in training for you to take home and nurture. We hope to whet your appetite for more and the love of bonsai will become a life long passion.


The course is broken down into 5 sections and will cover most of the areas you need to know to get started in Bonsai. Different speakers will address you in the morning and assist you in the afternoon workshop session.

The course numbers are limited and will be run twice per year for new members or people who need a refresher.



Course Syllabus

8.30am – 9.30am
Basic Horticulture
Bonsai Tools & Equipment
Bonsai Styles9.30am – 10.30am
Selecting Stock Trees
Selecting Pots
10.30am – 11.00am

Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.00pm
Tree Design & Styling
Branch & Leaf Pruning
12.00pm – 1.00pm

Root Pruning
General Care
Questions & Discussion

1.00pm – 1.30pm

1.30pm – 4.30pm
Workshop Practical
Wiring, styling and potting of tree for students to take home

Please email me if you are interested in joining one of these courses