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Every thing you might want to know for the 51st Annual Columbus Bonsai Society Present! See you July 29-30

The define for the weekend is included beneath. As we get extra data, I’ll proceed to replace this web page. Mark your calendars and see you there!


  1. Occasion Overview
  2. The place & When!
  3. Distributors & Visitor Artists in Attendance
  4. Workshop Schedule & Particulars
  5. Raffle & Silent Public sale Particulars
  6. Methods to Exhibit Bushes
  7. Instructional Show
  8. Why & Methods to Volunteer
  9. Bonsai Time Podcast Interviews with CBS Present Distributors/Artists

            This yr the Columbus Bonsai Society will probably be internet hosting our
51st Annual Bonsai Present and we’re making an enormous bash of it! Whereas we’ve got
been spreading the information throughout Ohio and past, we’ve got additionally been at
work behind the scenes to make this occasion particular. For
starters, our headliner artist and choose David Cutchin will probably be sharing his data with audiences and critiquing
exhibited bushes. We are also proud to host many proficient distributors and their workshops! These distributors embody Rob Hoffman, Ken Huth, Mark
Passerello, Dan White, Ryan Huston, Jason Parrish, Kyle Boldy, Melissa, Sara, and Ellen from The Flower Market. Guests can even observe workshops silently at no cost. Please see the detailed schedule within the workshop schedule beneath to register forward
and study extra. We additionally plan to incorporate a raffle, a meals truck, and extra!

            We hope to see you and your loved ones on the Dawes Arboretum
(7770 Jackson Rd, Newark, OH 43056) on July 29-Thirtieth, 2023. The Dawes
Arboretum can also be a big backyard property solely a brief drive from downtown Columbus. They’ve a wide range of settings for
guests to get pleasure from together with a Japanese backyard, a topiary backyard, and pure
Ohio forests. Discover these landscapes and extra over miles of strolling
trails and respect their quite a few uncommon species and cultivars of bushes.
Our CBS present will probably be situated on the customer middle by the principle entrance in addition to downhill by the Japanese Backyard.
The exhibited member bushes and the academic show will probably be within the customer middle’s largest room and of their outside bonsai pavilion, respectively. Workshops and the raffle desk will probably be in a tent close to the customer middle alongside the path to the Japanese Backyard. Distributors and the Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society outreach desk will probably be housed in tents on the grassy island by the Japanese Backyard car parking zone/highway. Guests ought to use warning in crossing the highway by {the japanese} backyard when visiting the distributors exterior early or late within the day Saturday (10am-12pm and 4pm-5pm) as there will probably be plenty of exercise by Dawes and outdoors group teams establishing throughout these instances.
            Whereas visiting The Dawes Arboretum, you should definitely cease by the Japanese Backyard Competition on Saturday, June 29 from 12-4pm! With hands-on actions for all ages, meals vehicles and extra, there will probably be one thing for everybody to get pleasure from. There will probably be alternatives to affix a guided meditation session, apply calligraphy, create-your-own origami and study the historical past of the Japanese Backyard. Plus, attendees can register to take part in a proper tea service with a tea grasp. Study extra at
Map for the occasion. On Saturday in the course of the Japanese Competition, resulting from excessive customer numbers anticipated the highway into the arboretum to {the japanese} pageant will probably be ONE WAY. All individuals exiting might want to comply with the highway north to the secondary Dawes exit.

Occasion Schedule

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            Distributors will probably be situated within the car parking zone adjoining to the Japanese backyard beginning at 10am Saturday and 9am Sunday and ending by 5pm every day. Nonetheless, guests ought to use warning when visiting the seller space between the hours of 10am-12pm and 4pm-5pm on Saturday as a result of arrange and tear down of the Japanese Competition which can occur throughout these instances. This implies keep within the vendor space as surrounding areas of the Japanese pageant will probably be closed to the general public. Additionally, be cautious across the highway in that space because the meals vehicles will probably be shifting out and in throughout arrange instances!

    Present as of seven.07.23

    Signal-up at! – Signal-ups ARE LIVE! See the hyperlink for every workshop enroll within the schedule beneath.

Workshop registration & check-in information:

After reviewing the abstract and schedule of workshops beneath, you possibly can reserve your spots at the CBS net retailer right here. Please reserve your workshop spots by Wednesday, 7/26/2023 as this may make sure you get the spots you need! We will probably be letting the distributors understand how many individuals are registered for his or her workshop prematurely to allow them to plan for what number of provides to convey as we all know their area is proscribed. Additionally, Should you register for a workshop after Wednesday 7/26/23, your title might not make it onto the checklist of registered individuals for check-in and you’ll have to convey a receipt or have one accessible in your electronic mail/telephone on the day of the occasion for verification. If the seller runs out of provides, we are going to refund late check-ins however let’s keep away from that situation, please! On the day of the occasion, remaining workshop spots should still be bought on-line by the CBS on-line retailer or by way of money/test on the day of the occasion, with a receipt on the workshop check-in station. Late availability shouldn’t be assured. Contact our treasurer/workshop coordinator with any questions – Ryan / ry2tree2 @ Lastly, CBS Members obtain a reduction in comparison with non-members. You’ll be able to be part of CBS right here. Membership will probably be verified at workshop check-in.

Workshop Schedule and Data:

  1. Saturday 7/29/23
    1. 10:00 AM -11:00 AM – Pinch Pots with Mark Passerrello. Members: $40/individual, non-members: $44/individual; restrict 10 individuals. No particular abilities or instruments are required.
      1. Study the fundamentals of clay, an historical and acquainted materials that may be manipulated in shocking methods. Fundamental strategies will probably be demonstrated and also you’ll have the possibility to place them to make use of, making your very personal pot applicable for small bonsai or different varieties of vegetation. These pots are high-fired and can be utilized open air or indoors. Price consists of supplies, instruction, and supply of the completed, fired pot to you.
    2. 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM – Ikebana Flower Shows with The Flower Market. Members: $54/individual, non-members: $59/individual; restrict 10 individuals. No abilities or instruments are required.
      1. Study concerning the Japanese model and artwork of floral preparations often called “Ikebana”. This type of floral association differs from extra Western types as it’s rooted in creating real looking plant landscapes inside the preparations. Fundamental strategies will probably be demonstrated equivalent to concepts round species choice and spacing. Instruments together with ceramic basins and flowers to be used will probably be supplied with the participation charge.
    3. 01:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Shohin Chinese language Elm Styling with Jason Parrish. Members: $60, non-members: $65; restrict 8 individuals. Individuals ought to convey instruments and wire.
      1.  Examine find out how to prune, model, and preserve a shohin (hand-held) Chinese language elm bonsai with Jason Parrish. This species is exclusive in that it may be handled as each a tropical or a deciduous relying on the place and the way you take care of it.

      2. A pattern of the shohin Chinese language elm you’ll be engaged on on this workshop. Picture supplied by Kawa No Oka Bonsai.

    4. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – CBS Ficus Newbie Workshop with Ryan Huston & CBS Volunteers. Members: $40/individual, non-members: $50/individual; restrict 10 individuals. No particular abilities or instruments are required.
      1. This beginner-friendly workshop will educate you the fundamentals of conserving an indoor tropical bonsai (Ficus microcarpa) alive, find out how to repot, find out how to prune, and find out how to wire the trunk. It is going to be within the type of hands-on work and query and answering as a result of time restrict. Individuals get to take residence a mature 3-year-old ficus rooted reducing, which will probably be styled with steerage within the workshop, and we will probably be planting it right into a pot made by our personal Mark Passerrello. Along with the vegetation and pots, bonsai soil, drainage gap screens, wires, and loaner pruning shears will probably be supplied. All proceeds of this workshop go to CBS.
    5. 5:00PM – 7:00 PM – Personal Guided CBS Present Walkthrough with David Cutchin. Members: $15, non-members: $20; restrict 25 individuals. ONE DAY ONLY (not out there on Sunday).
      1. Hear our expert choose and famend bonsai artist, David Cutchin critique and supply insights into the bushes on the CBS Present. This will probably be academic on all points of bonsai improvement and show as David presents his notion of the bushes, how they bought to the place they’re, and the way they could be improved.
  1. Sunday 7/30/22
    1. 09:00 AM -11:00 AM – Twisted Shohin Japanese Black Pine with Rob Hoffman. Members: $60/individual, non-members: $65/individual; restrict 10 individuals. Individuals ought to convey instruments and wire.
      1. Discover ways to make humble Japanese Black Pine seedlings into attention-grabbing gnarly bushes with a extra rugged life story by bending their trunks and branches. Rob will clarify find out how to bend these branches into convincing patterns and also will focus on the generalities of Japanese Black Pine improvement.
    2. 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM – Prostrata Juniper Styling (3-gallon vegetation) with Kyle Boldy. Members: $300/individual, non-members: $325/individual; restrict 6 individuals. Individuals ought to convey instruments and wire (copper most well-liked).
      1. Kyle will clarify find out how to clear up a 3-gallon prostrata juniper to rework it from humble pre-bonsai into one thing extra recognizable! He’ll focus the time of this workshop on find out how to choose branches to maintain when cleansing up a bushy tree and subsequently find out how to wire main branches. Kyle may also clarify the required subsequent steps equivalent to how one carves shari into the trunk of a juniper so as to add attention-grabbing deadwood and find out how to carry out tremendous wiring after the preliminary branches are set.
        A pattern of the fabric Kyle will convey. The place to begin is like this.

      3. That is an instance of what you will get out of styling Kyle’s junipers. He stated this one took him 12 hours to model fully. You most likely won’t get this far by the top of the workshop, however at the very least you’ll have an concept of find out how to get there and be on the way in which.
        1. 01:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Medium-Massive Chinese language Elm Styling with Ken Huth. Costs fluctuate by the tree chosen. As much as 10 can be found in any dimension: $65, $95, $185 $65, $350, $450, $650. The primary 10 bushes of any dimension which are bought are what Ken will convey to the present. As a result of variety of choices for this workshop, we won’t worth members and non-vendors otherwise to verify the choices are clear on the web site. Restrict 10 complete individuals. Individuals ought to convey instruments and wire.
          1. Ken has a big selection of rugged-barked Chinese language elm which might be skilled as deciduous or tropical bonsai. The trunks on these bushes are usually already developed. Now they’re in want of department choice, pruning to induce back-budding, and styling the chosen branches that will probably be stored.
          2. $65 pattern tree

            $95 pattern tree

            $185 pattern tree

            $350 pattern bushes

            $450 pattern tree

            $650 pattern tree
        2. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Naturalistic Deciduous Bonsai with Privet Yamadori from Ryan Huston. $24-90/individual. Worth varies by dimension and total pure deadwood/plant high quality.  As a result of variety of choices for this workshop, we won’t worth members and non-vendors otherwise to verify the choices are clear on the web site. Restrict 8 complete individuals. Individuals ought to convey pruning instruments, wire, and hand carving instruments if doable, however a small amount might be loaned.
          1. Ryan has an assortment of outdated privet yamadori/yardadori which he rescued from a hedgerow in 2022 and which have survived and recovered from the dig for 1 yr. These thriving vegetation have branched out abundantly from their stumps which suggests it’s a good time to pick out main branches that we wish to permit to thicken, choose branches that we wish to maintain however promote ramification on, decide a entrance for the long run design, and take away pointless branches. Together with wiring of branches of curiosity, a future design will happen by the top of this workshop. Ryan may also present some older privet bonsai which he has been engaged on since digging in 2020 as an example the technical points of working with this species and find out how to use deadwood on this species to make naturalistic deciduous bonsai.

                  Raffle tickets will probably be out there for buy all through the weekend for a wide range of

      objects together with pots, bushes, and instruments. The varied raffle objects had been generously donated by CBS members, distributors, and native companies. The CBS Fundraiser Raffle is sponsored by the next native companies:

      Vendor sponsors

                  Raffle drawings will happen on the CBS sales space by the Japanese Backyard at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM every day. The precise merchandise checklist and schedule for drawings will probably be out there on the raffle desk on the present. We would favor objects be picked up on the identical day or earlier than the top of the present, but when vital, winners could possibly decide up objects at a future CBS assembly. Our raffle supervisor (Invoice Holterman) will contact the winners to rearrange pickup! Lastly, Contact Invoice Holterman (holtermanwilliam @ if you need to affix the sponsor checklist!

                  Exhibiting your bonsai is a good train because it encourages you to suppose otherwise particularly surrounding long-term preparations, show concepts, and short-term actions you possibly can take to maximise your aesthetic objectives. All CBS members are eligible to enter a tree into our present. If you’re a paid-up member for 2023, please search in your inbox for the knowledge from our tree curator relating to find out how to submit. You can too contact him straight at uhrick.richard @ .

      Tree drop-off to the customer middle will probably be 1pm-6pm Friday and 9am-10am (ideally on the sooner facet!) Saturday.

      Tree pick-up will probably be 4pm-6:30pm Sunday.

                  Our personal Kevin Faris is curating up an academic bonsai show within the outside bonsai show pavilion on the Dawes customer middle. Contact him at kevinfarispnwbonsai @ if you need to enter a tree in improvement with an informational printout or one other kind of academic merchandise for this show space.

                  Volunteering is a superb approach to get entangled within the native bonsai scene and to get to know the educated native artists who may help you in your bonsai journey. As an added good thing about serving to the membership make a profitable occasion, CBS will reimburse/present free entry to volunteers into Dawes Arboretum for the day of your shift (in any other case the price of entry is $10/day until you’re a Dawes member). We want assist with the raffle desk, academic tree docents/safety, and vendor/workshop assistants. Due to everybody who helps make the present occur! To get your title added on the volunteer checklist, contact our volunteer coordinator at dwightemaxwell @ .

      Volunteers will probably be wanted for arrange, Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 8am-10am.

      Volunteers will probably be wanted all through the present 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

      Lastly, volunteers are wanted for tear-down on Sunday, 4pm-6:30pm.



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