Beginning Bonsai Workshop 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 


YAA Members $40 
Non-Members $45

Maximum students 10


Yakima Area Arboretum 
(509) 248-7337 


Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

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Bonsai refers to the training and artistic vision applied to a tree; ultimately giving the illusion of an aged miniature tree in nature. 

Learn how to design and maintain your own Bonsai tree during this class taught by Daniel Quiroz-Portella and members of the Yakima Valley Bonsai Society. Receive instruction on plant style, design, tree placement, pot preparation, basic plant care, and soil mixtures. Bonsai Siberian Elm

Bonsai trees that you pot and grow yourself have a better chance of survival than mass produced pre-potted trees you buy online or in some stores.

Each student attending the class will receive, not only their own small tree to begin shaping and designing, but a bonsai pot, soil, wire, and plenty of informational material to get you started right.

*Please bring a small wire cutter, small branch pruner, and/or pliers if available.

Class size limited to 10 students for plenty of personalized attention.

About the Instructor: Dr. Daniel Quiroz-Portella lives in the Tri-Cities area and is a well-known internal medicine physician. Daniel's passion for Bonsai began 6 years ago and he has been actively honing his artistic skills ever since.  Daniel studied for 3 years with renowned Northwest Bonsai artist and Board Member of the American Bonsai Society Gary Wharton and today studies with Ryan Neil at Mirai Bonsai ( in Portland.  Ryan is considered to be one of the best Bonsai artists in the United States and has studied with living Bonsai legend Masahiko Kimura in Japan.  The Japanese consider Kimura to be the father of modern Bonsai. No surprise that Daniel earned a People's Choice award during the Yakima Valley Bonsai Society's Exhibit in 2016.