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Online Bonsai Course

We have created a course explainer video for you which will take you through each section of the course and outline why it is important to learn these techniques and theory's before going any further with your bonsai practise.

If You're practising Bonsai This Will Be The Best Investment You Make

Bonsai For Beginners
My First Bonsai Tree

This is a picture of my first store bought Bonsai Tree. If i knew what is in this course i wouldn't have wasted the first few years figuring all this out and would have had a much nicer tree quicker. Here's a few mistakes made.

  • Potted To Early
  • Wrong Soil
  • Wrong Style / Colour Pot
  • Poorly Pruned
  • No Fertilising
  • Poor Watering
  • No Concept Of Bonsai Design
  • No Patience

Learn Bonsai
That Same Tree After Fixing Mistakes

After years of struggling to learn what needed to be done to my trees i finally started getting solid advice and completely flipped my mindset for bonsai. This tree never would have gotten this far without proper technique. Here's what was fixed.

  • Put Back Into Development
  • Proper Soil Used
  • Proper Fertiliser Used
  • Proper Watering Techniques Applied
  • Learned Proper Bonsai Design
  • Learned How To Keep The Trees Health As A Priority.
  • Learned Proper Techniques
  • Learned Patience

Do You Want To Start Succeeding In Bonsai?

Bonsai is a hobby that can take a lot of time to develop nice trees, Usually the first few years are wasted with trying to learn the proper techniques through trial and error and scouring the internet for information. If you can learn the proper techniques fast and begin practising those techniques you can save years and begin developing nice trees instantly. You can also save a lot of money by not having to replace dead trees or wasted product like bonsai wire. If we can save you a roll of bonsai wire and a nursery stock tree you have already profited!

I found the course very informative. Josh explains things very simply and clearly. I did this as a refresher course and to compare this course and teaching style to other online bonsai courses I've completed. I really appreciated the way Josh took everything back to simple terms. I believe this and further courses created by Josh and Bonsai Dojo will be very successful.

Fantastic,Josh explains everything so well and the part I liked the most was he gives reasons for everything he does so you learn a lot.

Well worth enrolling.


Such a well structured, easy to follow course. Josh is great at explaining all aspects of the lesson in a engaging way.

I enjoyed the sessions they were so full of helpful information.

Fantastic course, everything was explained really well but still kept simple enough for me to understand. I also love that I can keep going back for a refresher on different topics whenever I need too. Well worth the money and explained much better than reading a book.

Bonsai Mindset Pre Course Lesson

Get your head in the right space with this free 20 minute Pre Course Lesson on Bonsai Mindset to help you understand the importance of good foundational knowledge.

A Proper Curriculum Is Key

When learning a new skill online most of the time you have to try and find your own content and this can make learning difficult. Here at Bonsai-En we create curriculums that are made to take you through the steps in the correct order to make learning easier. Learn new skills as you need them and don't get overloaded with information you don't need yet. Learn the foundations before you build on your knowledge any further.

Bonsai Tools

Learn about the basic bonsai tools and their application to working on Bonsai, We discuss all the basic tools needed, Variations of tools, Steel Types and Quality.

Bonsai Material

Learn about the different stages of Bonsai Material including seeds, saplings, starter stock, nursery stock / pre bonsai and Bonsai. Understand how we treat each of these pieces of material and the work that might be carried out.

Learn Proper Bonsai Techniques

Learn all the fundamental techniques for Bonsai including Positioning, Watering, Pruning, Feeding, Wiring and Tree Protection. Once you understand these fundamentals your skills will improve immediately.

Bonsai Soils

Learn about Organic and Inorganic soils and their uses for Bonsai, We also teach how to create your own bonsai mix based off your environment and tree types. Get a solid basic understanding of Bonsai Soils.

Bonsai Potting

Don't be confused again by learning the wrong techniques for the type of potting work you are doing, We discuss the differences between Re-Potting, Slip Potting and Potting up to refinement while also touching on some of the basic work carried out for each.

5 Basic Styles Of Bonsai

Learn the 5 Basic Styles of Bonsai and the characteristics that make these styles what they are. These 5 styles are what all other styles in Bonsai are built from so knowing these fundamentals will start you on your Bonsai Design Journey.

Basic Pot Choice

Being able to pair the right tree to the right pot is just as critical to the composition then anything else we do. We discuss some of the basic choices we need to make for pots including Masculine vs Feminine, Shape, Glazed vs Unglazed and Colour Choice.

private facebook group
Private Group

As a student of the bonsai dojo you will gain access to our private Facebook group which will allow you to ask further questions, share progress photos, and interreact with the other students to share knowledge and ideas. This is a valuable asset as this group will be full of like minded people who are all on the same journey unlike public Facebook bonsai groups which can be toxic and discouraging.

Sample Lesson

This is an excerpt taken from the wiring section of the beginners course.

Meet Your Teacher

Josh is the Owner and Founder of Bonsai-En, Most people will probably know Josh from the Bonsai-En YouTube channel where he shares basic lessons on Bonsai Techniques and hosts Q&A sessions and Bonsai Critiques. Josh is also the host of the Modern Bonsai Podcast which has enabled Josh to talk with some of the best artists from around the world and make knowledge more accessible for everybody. Josh is well known for his teaching style which is praised for its presentation and easy explanations which allows people to learn quicker and retain information.

Course Discounts

Purchase Selected Toolkits From Our Webstore And Get The Course For FREE!

If your just starting our or even looking to sharpen up your skills you will need good tools to implement the techniques learnt in this course. That's why we have put together this insane deal! Purchase one of our selected tool kits and you will gain access to the course for $0, nothing, nada! Education is the best tool in your toolkit so take advantage of this offer today! While stocks last.

Make A Purchase On Our Online Store And receive 20% Off The Course

There are a range of essential tools and accessories that we will need in bonsai even when we are starting out, this can include scissors, wire, cut paste and pots. To help you out we offer 20% off our online courses to anybody who makes a purchase through our online store, you will get your code instantly in your order confirmation email following your order.

Need Bonsai Tools And Supplies?

If you need Bonsai Tools and Supplies check out our Premium Online Bonsai Store. Fast shipping to most countries and reward points with every purchase. Experience Quality.

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