Niwaki - Pine Pruning Part 1
Selected date Saturday November 9
Selected time 10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Welcome to Niwaki - Pine Pruning Workshop by Ben Schrepf, garden curator, on Saturday, November 9, 2019.


Niwaki: A pine pruning workshop with Ben Schrepf, garden curator on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Ben has trained in Japan, is an apprentice of John Powell and has pruned pines in Japanese gardens throughout the country. Join Ben to begin to learn this 1000-year-old art passed down through the generations. The workshop will begin with basic pine botany and horticultural care as well as pruning grammar and definitions followed by a trip into the garden to see Ro Ho En's recently pruned pines.



We will conclude with a pruning demonstration and some hands-on practice for workshop attendees. Appropriate varieties for our climate will also be discussed along with how to site ornamental pines in a home or garden landscape. Bring hasami, garden snips or pruners if possible. Please join us!


Check-in time at Gift Shop: 9:45 am

The workshop will begin at: 10:00 am


Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself  but for the other participants as well.


The Garden is located at 1125 North 3rd Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Latham (2 blocks North of Roosevelt). Parking is available at the garden.


When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue.


Cancellation & Refund Policies

All classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation at the Garden's discretion. The Garden will contact registered participants in classes affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. 


Workshop/program participants who withdraw from a class/program at least ten business days prior to the scheduled workshop/program start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A “business day” is defined as M-F.)


Refunds will not be given to workshop/program participants who withdraw from a class after the first class has been held.


Missed Classes

Workshop/program participants who do not show up to the workshop/program without notification before the scheduled workshop/program must forfeit their payment and reservation.



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