Date: September 30, 2018
Time: All Day
We are thrilled to have David Easterbrook join us for our Fall open House weekend. David has been studying and creating bonsai for over 40 years. He is the former curator of the famous Montreal Botanical Garden’s bonsai collection.David Easterbrook His trees have been widely exhibited in both Canada and the U.S., and they have appeared on the covers of International Bonsai Magazine.
David is an enthusiastic, generous and gifted teacher. His understanding of both horticulture and design allows him to help others design masterpiece trees. His active teaching career has brought him all over the world and while his specialty is the collected Norther American Larch, David is virtually an expert in all species of trees.
10:30-12:15 Lecture: The Art of David Easterbrook: Growing Specimen Bonsai In the NorthEast
As curator of the Montreal Botanical Gardens Bonsai Collection, David has been responsible for the health and maintenance of some of this continent’s most famous Bonsai Trees. His technical knowledge is vast and his instincts and intuitions are just as perfected. This talk will allow us to tap into the mind of a man whose dedication to the world of bonsai needs to be heard.
12:30-1:30 Garden tour
Join Michael for his now famous annual Bonsai garden tour. The Bonsai West collection consists of some of the oldest bonsai in the country many over 100 years old .Come learn about their history and hear the story behind each of these beautiful specimens, many that were created by the first generation of Japanese American bonsai artists in California after the war. The talk is always different and filled with great bonsai esoterica. Don’t miss this perennial favorite event.
2-4 Bonsai Critique with David Easterbrook (Free)
This Lecture demonstration will involve participation from the audience. Using a combination of trees that you are free to bring in from your personal collection, and trees that we will select from Bonsai West, David will talk about what makes a good bonsai and how to improve the overall design of these trees. By watching a good teacher talk about techniques and demonstrate what works, and what doesn’t, students will learn quickly!
Also see Saturday’s Open House Schedule.