Introduction to Bonsai : Official Travel Source

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Aug 16th

Introduction to Bonsai

  • Admission: $15
  • Location: Waterfront Botanical Gardens
  • 1435 Frankfort Ave.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40206
  • Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Introduction to Bonsai

Lee Squires, a bonsai grower for over 48 years with around 50 trees in his collection, will lead an introduction to bonsai lecture in anticipation of WBG’s Japanese Garden project.

Lee will share the history of bonsai and what makes a tree or plant a bonsai. He will go over indoor vs. outdoor bonsai to clear up any confusion about where they may be successfully grown, how to start a bonsai, and what artistic “rules” you should follow. He will discuss in-depth the five basic styles of bonsai, pot selection, proper tools, soil composition, fertilizing, pest control, potting and repotting, displaying your bonsai, and winter care.

Several bonsai will be on display and their creation discussed. The cost of bonsai will be a topic for those interested in growing their own or purchasing an already finished plant. Finally, Lee will hold a raffle giveaway for a tropical elephant bush bonsai — perfect for a specimen houseplant.

Social distancing and facemasks will be required during this indoor lecture program.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens

The Waterfront Botanical Gardens was started by Botanica, an umbrella organization for the local...