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$215 $193.50 6 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Midtown, Manhattan
20 W 44th St 3F
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10036
Midtown Center, Room D
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: John Capobianco

What you'll learn in this gardening class:

Learn the fundamental techniques for turning ordinary nursery stock into a bonsai specimen. This workshop will focus on proper plant selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. 

Students will have the option of working with a selection of hardy tree species. The five major styles will be covered along with container selection. Soil, container, wire, and a tree will be provided.

Please bring sturdy chopsticks, good pruning shears, and lunch to class.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

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Refund Policy
Refunds and Withdrawals

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits once a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:
  • No refunds will be granted for: course levels 0–299 and 700–999
  • A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–599
Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.

New York Botanical Garden do not offer make-up classes.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 3:30pm John Capobianco 1 $193.50

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Question from Anonymous
Do you get to take home a bonsai?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
HI there, yes the students get to take home the bonsai. Hope this helps.
Question from anonymous
Hello, would like to know if and when this class will be available. Thank you Marge
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't have any information on the upcoming dates, but you can save this class to your wish list so you'll receive an email once we update this class page. Thanks!

Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (446)

(446 Reviews)
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/15/2018
Enjoyed "Bonsai for Beginners" class! I found the class to be informative, gave me a better concept of understanding the needs and conditions required for plant care. I appreciate the knowledge of the instructor and his quality of teaching. Thank you.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by ConnieMarie R. on 6/24/2018
Truly engaging. I learned a little history, a little science, a little math, a little of everything- a great art that I will take with forever. Thank you for offering this class.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Anthony L. on 6/11/2018
Was great hands on experience. John was very experienced in his craft. Look forward to 2nd class if one is available.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Jennifer Y. on 6/7/2015
Fun course, very thorough and passionate instructor.
Bonsai for Beginners
Reviewed by Tony G. on 6/6/2015
I loved it, learned a lot about bonsai trees, class was very interesting, hope they do a second clas for us, Thanks

School: New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Since its founding in 1891 The New York Botanical Garden has been a museum of plants, a preeminent center for botanical research, a global leader in plant-based education, and one of the great cultural institutions in the world.

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