Demystifying the Mysterious Bonsai

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 from 7:00PM - 9:00PM


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Event Details

Join us on Wednesday, April 4th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm for a fun evening class with Linda Schubert and Janet Kivell as they guide attendees through demystifying bonsai!

There is no fee for this class. Free will donations are greatly appreciated and will support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

Have you ever seen those amazing, small and gnarly trees and wondered what they were all about? Bonsai can intimidate gardeners but every bonsai practitioner was once a beginner.

During this demonstration, Linda and Janet will explain how to choose a likely bonsai tree candidate from a local nursery or even from your own back yard. The basics of bonsai creation and the care & maintenance of the tree will be shared.

Participants will also explore answers to the following questions:
• Which side is front?
• When is the right time to plant the tree in a bonsai pot?
• What story is the tree trying to tell?
• Where should bonsai be kept?

Bonsai trees from the presenters’ collections, basic tools, pots and books will be on display.

About our presenters, Linda Schubert and Janet Kivell:

Linda Schubert has been nurturing bonsai for about ten years. She was one of eight people selected nationally for the Joshua Roth New Talent competition. She won an Award of Excellence at the Michigan All State Bonsai Show held annually at Frederick Meijer Gardens. Linda is a serious student of the art of bonsai and creates beautiful trees.

Janet Kivell has been dabbling with bonsai for over 40 years. Last year she received the People’s Choice Award at the Michigan All State Bonsai Show at Frederick Meijer Gardens. Janet prefers native trees collected from the wild but loves any type of flowering tree. She currently has about 10 bonsai in various stages of development.

Venue Information

1490 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI
(231) 935-4077
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Organizer Information

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

1490 Red Dr
Traverse City, MI,
(231) 935-4077

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