Fall Open House 2019


Fall Open House

Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us as we celebrate our 37th Annual Fall Open House the weekend of Saturday and Sunday September 28th and 29th

It will be packed with exciting demonstrations, garden tours and bargains – not to mention great food, drink and friends.

— And take 20% off everything!

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, September 28th

12:30-1:30pm:  Garden Tour with Michael Levin 
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 esotery. Don’t miss this perennial favorite event.

2:30pm: Demonstration with Michael Levin and Zuma Fleischmann
Jackpine Mountain Planting

We are excited to present this exciting and educational demonstration planting native Schoodic Jackpine in a mountain-rock planting style.
The trees used for this demo were grown in Maine from seedlings; topics will include wiring, styling, root pruning in fall, rock planting design, fastening trees to a rock, creating muck and moss in the landscape. Don’t miss this one of a kind presentation.

Sunday September 29th

11am: Taichi Demonstration with Jill Potsaid
Try introductory Tai Chi movements in Bonsai West’s beautiful bonsai garden! Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion, as the gentle flowing movements help release stress, foster tranquility, and promote peace of mind.  It is valued by many as a holistic mind-body practice used to quiet the mind and promote physical wellness.Tai Chi practitioners see benefits like improved balance, increased strength and flexibility, higher levels of energy, & stronger muscles, tendons and ligaments. Current practitioners and those new to Tai Chi are welcome to participate. The lesson will be followed by demonstrations of Tai Chi forms by instructors from the New England area Human Harmonies Tai Chi & Qigong schools.

12:30-1:30pm: Garden Tour with Michael Levin (see Saturday above)

2:30pm: Demonstration with Michael Levin and Zuma Fleischmann
Creating Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai From Raw Stock
Another exciting presentation: styling an unworked shimpaku juniper and creating a specimen bonsai. We will be teaching carving techniques,wiring, applying raffia, bending large branches and refinement pruning and wiring. Free for all!

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