Women in Bonsai

Save The Date: THE EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

It's time to shine a spotlight on the incredible women in our bonsai community who often go unnoticed. This weekend is all about celebrating your passion, creativity, and expertise.

We're thrilled to announce our featured artists for the weekend: the renowned bonsai artist Jennifer Price and the Kusomono expert Young Choe. Get ready for inspiring demonstrations, insightful workshops, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow bonsai enthusiasts.

Mark your calendars and get ready to be part of something truly special.

While our event isn't exclusive to women, we're making a special effort to gather as many female bonsai enthusiasts as possible to join us. We'll be offering two agenda tracks to cater to different interests and experience levels.

One track will provide advanced level learning opportunities for ladies already deeply involved in the art of bonsai. Meanwhile, the other track is designed for those curious about exploring the world of bonsai and looking to start their journey.

We're committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all attendees, regardless of experience. So whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something for everyone at our Woman in Bonsai celebration!

Admission is free!!!

Located at 914 S. Main Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

Women in Bonsai 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.

Saturday Workshops  

  • 9:00 – 12:00 Campeche Bonsai Forest Workshop with Jennifer Price –CANCELLED
  • 1:00 – 4:00  Kusamono Arrangement Workshop with Young Choe – CANCELLED
  • 1:30 – 3:30  All-Inclusive Bonsai Basics Workshop with Pete Olson – Purchase Tickets

Sunday Workshops

  • 9:00 – 12:00 Large Shimpaku Itoigawa or Kishu Styling Workshop with Jennifer Price – CANCELLED
  • 9:00 – 1:00 Hands-On Pottery Workshop with Moe Lewis-Wolf – SOLD OUT

Featured Artist

Jennifer Price

CANCELLED

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Bougainvillea Bonsai – Unveiling the Beauty and Techniques with Jennifer Price

Delve into the captivating world of Bougainvillea Bonsai in this informative presentation. Led by Jennifer Price, explore the unique characteristics and cultivation techniques of this vibrant species as she transforms a specimen tree through carving.

Learn how to harness its vigorous growth and brilliant blooms to create stunning bonsai compositions. From pruning and shaping to repotting and care tips, discover the secrets to nurturing healthy and thriving Bougainvillea bonsai trees.

Whether you’re a seasoned bonsai enthusiast or just starting your journey, this discussion promises to inspire and deepen your appreciation for the art of bonsai with Bougainvillea.

Here is what to expect On June 1st:

9:00am – Kickoff with Moe Lewis-Wolf and John Romano

  • Overview of Woman in Bonsai.
  • Introduction of the Artists

10 am to 12 pm Collecting Native Plants for Kusamono Arrangement

with Young Choe

CANCELLED

Embark on a botanical journey with “Collecting Native Plants for Kusamono Arrangement,” led by acclaimed artist Young Choe. Explore the art of Kusamono, a traditional Japanese practice of pairing bonsai with companion plants. Discover the beauty and significance of native flora, and learn expert techniques for selecting and collecting plants from their natural habitats.

Young Choe will share insights into plant identification, ethical harvesting practices, and tips for creating harmonious Kusamono arrangements.

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned enthusiast, join us for an enriching discussion that celebrates the artistry and diversity of native plants in bonsai culture.

12 to 1pm - Lunch

Served in Retail

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

1 pm - 1:30 pm The Art of Bonsai - A Talk with Pete Olson

with Peter Olson

4pm - 5pm Hang with the Experts

with Jennifer and Young

CANCELLED

Joining the Bonsai experts for a casual gathering offers a relaxed opportunity to ask questions and gain insights. This informal session provides an ideal environment for Bonsai enthusiasts to engage in meaningful conversations, seek advice, and share experiences with the experts. It’s a laid-back setting where the exchange of knowledge is complemented by the enjoyment of refreshments, fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced Bonsai enthusiast, this hangout allows for a delightful blend of learning, socializing, and appreciating the artistry of Bonsai.