Adult Opportunities

Lavender Star Flower Bonsai Workshop

In this bonsai class learn to style and wire a tree.

Content Detail

Lavender star flower (Grewia occidentalis) is a tree that is named for its pink and lavender star-shaped flowers. This tropical evergreen tree is native to Africa and Australia. The tree features glossy and elliptical deep green foliage. The focus of this workshop will be on initial styling and wiring the tree. Care instructions will be included. All skill levels are welcome.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Jim Beck

Age: 16 and older

Course number: V110

Jim Beck

Jim Beck is a member of Prairie State Bonsai Society and has been involved in bonsai for over 35 years. He is the co-owner of BC Bonsai and has been leading workshops for over 15 years. BC Bonsai has won many ribbons at nationally judged shows at the professional level.

What to Know

Supplies: Price includes materials.

Students are asked to bring in the tools they have on hand. Extra tools will be provided by Prairie State Bonsai Society.

Material selection is by lottery drawing.

Program Schedule

Saturday, August 5, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Thornhill Education Center


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