BONSAI

At The Hidden Gardens

• 500+ bonsai to choose from

• The largest inventory of yamadori (collected from the mountains) in all of the Midwest

• Workshops with U.S. and international artists throughout the year (see 2024 Dates below)

• Pots, wire, fertilizers and tools

• Soils: Akadama, pumice, lava rock and the Hidden Gardens "special blend"

Services

• Take your tree to the next level at "Saturday Morning Bonsai", 9am - Noon.

• Learn more about bonsai with the "Beginners Bonsai Class" or with a "Private Lesson "

• Boarding - for when you are out of town.

• Overwintering

2024 VISITING ARTISTS and SHOW DATES

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Call The Hidden Gardens Bonsai at (630) 655-8283 or email Jeff Schulz at JSchulz@comcast.net


• April 6-7, Julian Tsai
Workshops, cost $140/day, 9-4pm

Julian Tsai

Julian Tsai is a bonsai professional based out of Southern California. He spent 2 years apprenticing under his Oyakata, Keiichi Fujikawa, at Fujikawa Kouka-en located in Osaka Japan. After returning at the onset of the COVID pandemic, Julian furthered his skillset studying with professionals Peter Tea and John Wang. After cumulative 6 years of intensive study, he launched his professional business, "Just Bonsai" servicing clients throughout the US.


• April 28, Mark Karczewski
Forest planting workshop, cost $140/day, 9-4pm

Mark Karczewski

Join Mark, our local professional, on creating a maple forest planting. Workshop includes, instruction, five trees, pot, and soil.


• May 3-5, Vending at the Bonsai Central Convention, in St. Louis, MO

Bonsa Central 2024

We will be vending at the Bonsai Central show in Saint Louis. We will be closed May 3rd -5th. Please consider joining us as this should be the premium show in the Midwest.


• May 10-12 and 17-19, Mauro Stemberger
The Bonsai Dream School of Chicago (Sold out)

Mauro Stemberger

We are taking students for the class beginning in spring 2025. This is a 3 year intensive school that meets for 3 days at a time in spring and fall


• June TBA, Owen Reich
Workshops, cost $140/day, 9-4pm

Owen Reich

Owen will be back again this year. Owen's workshop will focus on deciduous trees.This is a good time to work on these trees as the spring growth has harden off. Bring your trees in for styling and maintenance.


• August 10-11, David Cutchin
Workshops, cost $140/day, 9-4pm

David Cutchin

David is from Florida and helps manage DL Nursery and began training to be a bonsai professional while simultaneously learning how to manage a multi-decades old growing operation. In 2016 David became a student of Ryan Neil of Bonsai Mirai where he concentrated on technical application in his 10th year, David teaches temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical cultivation through DL Nursery and Mirai Live.


• October 13-14, Todd Schlafer
Workshops, cost $140/day, 9-4pm

Todd Schlafer

Todd will be back this fall. We will be doing conifers fall is the best time to be styling conifers.


• November 16-17, Andy Smith
Workshops, cost $140 each day, 9-4pm

Andy Smith

Andy is owner of Golden Arrow Bonsai in South Dakota. Andy sees trees in there natural habitat which gives him his style for Bonsai. Andy's motto " if it ain't fun it ain't Bonsai


• December 6-8 and 13-15, Mauro Stemberger
The Bonsai Dream School of Chicago (Sold out)

Mauro Stemberger

We are taking students for the class beginning in spring 2025. This is a 3 year intensive school that meets for 3 days at a time in spring and fall


SIGN-UP NOW! They fill up fast!
Call The Hidden Gardens Bonsai at (630) 655-8283 or email Jeff Schulz at JSchulz@comcast.net