Skip to content
View Your Cart
Shop Our Categories
Adult Programs and Workshops
Botanical Drawing and Illustration
Botanical-Inspired Arts and Crafts
Food and Drink
Family Programs and Workshops
Art and Nature
Read and Grow at the Garden
Summer Adventure Camp
Nav Menu 2
Nav Menu 3
Nav Menu 4
Nav Menu 5
Nav Menu 6
Nav Menu 7
Nav Menu 8
Adult Programs and Workshops
Introduction to Bonsai Workshop with Max Miller- May 16, noon
Quantity in Stock:8
List registrants you are paying for
Affiliation with Lauritzen Gardens
Current garden member
Email me about upcoming programs
How did you hear about this program
Lauritzen Gardens e-newsletter
Lauritzen Gardens newsletter/program & events guide
Lauritzen Gardens website
Past program participant
Word of mouth
Other (please specify below)
Other source of information:
May 16, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m.
If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you. Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a suitable pot with soil, and a two-hour workshop, led by recognized bonsai artist Max Miller, designed to give you the basic skills needed to create and care for your own bonsai. Picture is representative of, but not identical to the specimen that participants will receive.
About the instructor:
Max J. Miller is a recognized bonsai artist who has been growing bonsai as a hobby since 1963. He has experience growing bonsai in Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Iowa. While living in Arizona for 22 years, he was a member of the Pheonix Bonsai Society and learned from club experts, as well as from professionals from California. Since moving to Iowa in 2007, he has taught a dozen introductory classes on bonsai in his home. These classes covered the basic steps necessary to develop an attractive bonsai from nursery stock. He has also taught several novice workshops for the Nebraska Bonsai Society. He has experience with both indoor and outdoor bonsai and enjoys sharing his knowledge.
For more information:
Please contact Shelby Thayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 263.
Participants should dress accordingly for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. It is recommended that registrants arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program, doors or gates may be locked 15 minutes after the start of the class. Upon arrival at the garden, participants should check-in at the admissions desk. Program registration includes admission to the garden for the entire day of the program. Children, or guests not properly registered or not participating in the program will need to pay garden admission (for programs held during normal operating hours). All supplies are included for each program, unless otherwise noted.
Refunds and cancellations:
If a registration for a program must be canceled, registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least one week before the program date. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations within one week of the start of the program or for participants that are late or do not show for a program. Please note that programs with insufficient registrations may be cancelled. If Lauritzen Gardens cancels a program, phone or email notification will be made as early as possible and full refunds will be gives. In case of severe weather, please call (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 or, on the weekends, (402) 346-4002, ext 250 to check the status of the program.
Herbs and Stress- March 22
Herbs and Digestion- March 8
Coffee: From Seed to Cup with A Hill of Beans- April 25, 10 a.m.
Herbs and Mood- April 5
Intro to Herbal Teas with The Tea Smith- April 11
The Living Landscape- Summer Solstice Lecture featuring Rick Darke- June 18
Gardenlust- Loveland Garden Club Lecture featuring Chris Woods- March 12
Herbs and Cosmetics- April 26