Date: September 29, 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.
10-4:30 All Day Bring Your Own Bonsai Workshop with David Easterbrook
This all-day Workshop is designed to help students who have a tree that needs to be brought to its next level of design. Bring your favorite specimen or your most troubled tree and be prepared for a brilliant transformation. This class is limited to 8 students and will be breaking for 1⁄2 hour for lunch. Either bring your own lunch or feel free to partake in our Open House refreshments (registration required, click to register).
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.
2:30 Lecture demo with Michael Levin “Bonsai Tricks and Techniques”
After 30 years of growing bonsai and growing a bonsai Business Michael has spent over half of his life with trees. This Demo combines the Art of Bonsai with the Horticulture. Michael says: “The things I love to share most about bonsai are my tips and techniques that have taken so many years to learn. While I have never taken any formal classes in bonsai my early teachers were the first generation of American Japanese bonsai masters. I learned mostly from watching them, however I have learned more from watching my trees and that is where the bulk of my education comes from.” Come enjoy this fun relaxed educational bonsai demo; you will learn a lot and also meet some wonderful bonsai friends.
Also see Sunday’s Open House Schedule.