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Bonsai for Beginners

By February 28, 2018

Bonsai for Beginners

Sat, May 05 - 2018, 1:00 pm

Cost: $55/person

Seats: 25 seats available

Skill Level: Beginner

Cornell Botanic Gardens

124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850

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Come learn the history and art behind Bonsai as well as make your own to take home!

Event Details

Lee Ginenthal is an expert horticulturalist who specializes in Rose propagation, care & pruning as well as Bonsai. We are partnering with Cornell Botanic garden, who has a fantastic collection of gardens to see as well. This class will cover the history of bonsai as an art form, as well as how to start your own bonsai. All materials included, except custom bonsai pots which will be available for purchase on-site.

What to Expect

  • All materials will be included (juniper shrub)
  • Aprons, gloves & pruners provided
  • Please arrive 15 min early to allow time to get settled
  • There will be a vendor on-site selling bonsai pots & paraphernalia

Other Considerations

This venue is a Botanic Garden, we encourage you to bring your camera and walking shoes and take a tour of the beautiful gardens. Parking is FREE on the weekends.

Cayuga Landscape Co. is also hosting a Pop-Up Shop at this event and will have bonsai related materials for sale including bonsai pots, pruners & great plants that are ready for you to make beautiful bonsai art with!

About the Instructor


Lee Ginenthal, a retired teacher, is the owner of Der Rosenmeister Nursery, a small, family owned nursery specializing in cold hardy, disease resistant, antique and modern roses. He consults, designs, and installs gardens and hardscapes, leads workshops and lectures on all aspects of rose growing and garden design.

Lee has been an avid gardener for over 50 years. His horticultural expertise goes beyond roses and includes bonsai, ornamental (perennial, woody, native plants), edible gardening, sustainable gardening practices, and sacred geometry in the gardenscape (labyrinths and Fibonacci spirals).

Lee volunteers with local schools and youth programs to help make sustainable gardens that engage young people. He loves spending time with his wife, son & grandson!

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