Fall Celebration 2023

Save The Date: Saturday, September 23rd (9am - 5pm)

Join us on September 23rd, for a FREE day full of bonsai education.

New England Bonsai is a well-known Bonsai nursery and educational center located in Bellingham, Massachusetts. We organize several events throughout the year to celebrate different occasions, and our Fall Celebration is one of them.

Fall Celebration is a great opportunity for Bonsai enthusiasts and nature lovers to learn, explore, and connect with others who share their passion.

During the day, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities, including Bonsai Demonstrations and Workshops, plant sales, and more. You will also have the ability to interact with the experts at here New England Bonsai, who are always willing to share their knowledge and experience with others.

If you're interested in attending the Fall Celebration at New England Bonsai, visit the website or social media pages to find out more about the demonstration and workshop schedules.

Admission is free!!!

Fall Celebration Private Workshops

Along with the demonstrations (free to the public) we will also be offering these exclusive paid workshops. Learn from these great bonsai artists in a small intimate setting.

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper Workshop with Mike Lane – SOLD OUT!
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Wire Tree Art Class with Ryan – Purchase Tickets
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Trident Maple Workshop with the featured artist, Laurent Darrieux – SOLD OUT!
  • 1:00 – 3:00  Kintsugi Workshop with Natsuki Higuchi & Ken Kimura  – Purchase Tickets (1 Seat Left)
  • 2:00 – 3:30  Bonsai Basics All-Inclusive Workshop – SOLD OUT!

Featured Artist

Laurent Darrieux

Celebrated Bonsai expert, Laurent Darrieux, will journey from his residence in France to NEBG bringing along with him his very unique philosophy on bonsai. As the pioneer of the Cosmic (or Kozumic) approach, Laurent’s artistic vision greatly differs from conventional Bonsai techniques. He seeks to craft trees and shapes that emanate from the profound realms of imagination.

Here is what to expect:

9:00-11:00 Breakfast and Early Bird Sale

  • Ceramic Pot Clearance: 15% off ALL Pots (excludes handmade and Tokoname Pots)
  • Clearance trees while they last – We’ve created an entire section for clearance trees, priced to sell.
  • Overstock Items – Discounted Desktop Grow Lights, Stands & Display Tables, Bamboo Water Fountains, and a lot more.
  • FREE Coffee, Bagels, Muffins, and Donuts will be served in retail
  • Raffle Drawing – Someone will have a chance to win a $500 tree

9:30am to 12pm San Jose Juniper Demo

with Laurent Darrieux (Featured Artist)

Watch & learn how Laurent revitalizes an old gnarly San Jose Juniper. See the tree transforms while he shapes, prunes, and breathes new life into its form.

Experience the artistry and connection between artist and nature unfold as this bonsai transforms under his expert hands.

11am to 12pm -Tropical Bonsai in New England

with Pete Olson

Selecting the perfect 1st bonsai and caring for it. Does your tropical bonsai struggle from Fall to Spring?

Pete shares wisdom, tips, and best practices on nurturing tropical bonsai in New England’s contrasting climate.

Learn how to harmonize the essence of the tropics with the challenges for the Northeast.

12 to 1pm - Lunch & Ask the Experts

with The Experts

Join the Experts for Lunch. Bring your questions to learn from the professionals.

Finger food (sandwiches), chips, and refreshments will be served

1:00 – 3:00 Pixie Bougainvillea Demo

with Mike Lane

Witness Mike’s Artistry as he breathes new life into a mature Pixie Bougainvillea during this transformation workshop.

Gain insight into the techniques and creative mastery as Mike revels the hidden potential, turning age into timeless beauty.

3:00-3:30pm Critique & Award Ceremony

with the Judging Panel

Join the panel as they dissect, and judge exhibited trees for an insightful critique. The award ceremony celebrates the finest living artworks and the skilled artist who cultivated nature’s elegance into these captivating masterpieces.

3:30-5pm Raffle & Hang with Experts

  • The lucky raffle winner #1: Exclusive Jade in numbered Jack Hoover Pot
  • Lucky Raffle winner #2: $100 gift certificate