Bonsai Class – Introduction to Bonsai
Hosted by the East Bay Bonsai Society.

Free two hour class, fourth Sunday of the month except February and December, from 1-3 at the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

Have you recently gotten a bonsai tree and wondered how to take care of it?  Do you wonder if it’s alive?  Have you gone through our Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt and just wanted to know more about how we develop and maintain these wonderful trees?  Then come to our Introduction to Bonsai class and get an overview of what bonsai is about.  You’ll learn about seasonal maintenance work such as repotting, trimming, watering and fertilizing.  You’ll learn about the basic styles of bonsai and the techniques we use to shape the trees.

If you have a bonsai and would like advice on how to care for it or take it to the next level, bring it in!  We will not have time to work on your tree, but will try to answer any questions you may have.  (Make sure your tree is not diseased or infested.  We don’t want to contaminate the trees on display).

You will also learn about resources in the area such as where you can learn more about bonsai and where you can find clubs, shows, supplies and trees.

The class is structured for beginners.  You can make a reservation for the class by signing up at the Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt, or by sending an e-mail to tthe garden.

The class is designed and taught by members of the East Bay Bonsai Society (EBBS).  This club has monthly instructional meetings and an annual bonsai show at the Lakeside Garden Center at Lake Merritt.  For more information about EBBS, go to