World Bonsai Masters
is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet and learn from world-class Bonsai artists. Engage directly with the master for a weekend of engaging workshops, discussions and demonstrations. World Bonsai Masters
is chance to learn ancient and new techniques from masters who continue to shape the world of modern Bonsai.
Master Kunio Kobayahi from Japan is regarded as one of the best Bonsai artists in the world. He is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's award and has worked on 16 Kokufu-ten prize-winning Bonsai. He has apprenticed over 200 Bonsai artists!
Ryan Neil apprenticed with esteemed Japanese master Masahiko Kimura for six years. On return to the USA, he established Bonsai Mirai where he combined cutting-edge horticulture with unparalleled design aesthetics, focusing on material native to American landscapes. Book here
to secure your spot! Although Masterclasses are almost fully subscribed (one spot left), you can join the fun with an Observer's Pass, watch simultaneous demonstrations and attend the Cocktail evening, discussion forum and critique. Friends
of the National Arboretum are entitled to 10% off online bookings (except Masterclasses). The code WBM2019 is needed. When booking on stickytickets
, the Friends' ticket (full price) needs to be selected, it will look like you are paying full price until you enter and apply the code. The discounted rate will then be shown.