Bonsai Clinic

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This clinic is for anyone who wants to learn how to create their own bonsai or has one and needs to learn how to care for it properly. In this comprehensive session bonsai artist Shannon Young will discuss the history of this exquisite art then take you through all the practical design and care essentials you’ll need to create and maintain your own tree.

Bring your own bonsai along for some expert advice.

Course outline
* Introduction
* What is Bonsai and how do I keep it small?
* How to keep my Bonsai alive
* Bonsai styles
* Bonsai design
* Basic tools and equipment
* Trimming/pruning
* Potting and root pruning bonsai
* Styling and wiring Bonsai- why we do it and wire sizes
* Bonsai presentation - pot selection, moss, pebbles and rock features
* What species are suitable for bonsai?

Course ID BRU1072
Price $95.00 (GST included)
Start date Thursday, 22 March 2018
Finish date Thursday, 22 March 2018
Sessions 1 session of 3 hours
Time 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Tutor Shannon Young
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.

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About your tutor:
Shannon Young has qualifications and many years of experience in horticultural management and Bonsai artistry. Shannon has received 2 international awards for excellence for Bonsai Artistry and his Bonsai Trees have been commissioned by the Australian National Bonsai and Penjing Collection in the Canberra Arboretum.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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  • PO Box 226
  • Jamison ACT 2614
  • Canberra, Australia

Physical Address

  • J Block, Room J013
  • Vowels Crescent
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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