Jeff Barry Chojo Bonsai Australia


Our Introduction to Bonsai class is a one day course designed to provide participants with the basic principles and horticultural knowledge necessary to design and maintain bonsai. 

Our classes are hands-on and relevant to people of all abilities. The student will learn to wire, shape and pot a bonsai that is theirs to take home at the end of the day.  All material is provided and the instructor will walk each student through the process (tree, pot, tools, wire, potting medium).

Comprehensive notes outlining the course are provided, however note taking and sketching is encouraged. Students that already own bonsai are welcome to bring their trees to the class for suggestions and critique.

Classes run regularly throughout the year and are held at the Chojo nursery.

365 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras, Victoria, 3787, Australia. 

10am - 4pm.

Classes are $295 AUD and are available to purchase in our online store. This price includes hard copy notes plus your own tree and pot to take away. 

"What an amazing experience! I would do this workshop over and over and over again!...Such an authentic workshop run by amazing people who genuinely love and are passionate about bonsai trees." - Jemima B.

This course is limited to 10 participants. Simply select your chosen available date online to secure your lesson, and we look forward to meeting you on the day!



One-on-one Bonsai lessons are available for those who are interested in improving their trees and knowledge at the same time. Typically, a student will bring their Bonsai (or Bonsai stock) to the Nursery and together we will design (or redesign) the tree.

Any level of experience is welcome. Wire and tools are included in the lesson.

To book a private lesson please contact the nursery at nursery@chojo.com.au or call Jeff on 0434 622 565.


General vouchers for a specified dollar value (which can be utilised for products available online) are also available in the store.