Courses and workshops

All courses and workshops are held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

Beginners course on October 19 and 26, 2022

This theoretical course will cover bonsai fundamentals which includes a portion on traditional Japanese design on the evening of October 19 and a portion on the horticultural aspects in our climate in the evening of October 26. On completion of this course, participants will have the essential knowledge required to begin to develop bonsai for our climate zone. Lecture notes will be provided. 

The course will start at 6:45 on each evening and will last 2 hours.

The cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-members

Registration by e-mail at  followed by e-transfer also at



Open workshop on May 9th  2022   

Those bilingual workshops are held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. Members bring their own tree or trees to work on with the help of an experienced member.  Participants can get help in performing repot, wiring or styling, or simply receive advice. There is no need to register in advance to participate in those workshops and there is no cost for members.


Bonsai development workshop on May 2nd 2022  

During the workshop, participants will receive assistance from experienced OBS members to begin developing their own bonsai using a pre-bonsai plant. The plant material, a suitable pot, the tools and the necessary supplies will be provided. 

The cost is $125.

REGISTRATION: By email to   

Yvon Bernier: (819) 684-0586