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Classes & Workshops Japan Institute Member Only

Pine Pruning Lecture and Demonstration

In this lecture and demonstration, our Chief Curator, Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama will discuss the maintenance of pine trees. Uchiyama is a fourth-generation Japanese gardener from southern Japan where his family has been involved in gardening for over a century.

This program will start with a tour of the Garden focusing on pine trees, followed by a lecture and demonstration conducted by Sada and a staff gardener. The demonstration will focus on candling, needling, growth regulation, and pruning techniques.

Tickets will be limited and there will be a lottery system to provide equal opportunity for participation among members.

Lottery winners will be contacted by October 6th, 2023 to complete ticket purchase.

Please find more information below:

  • This is a one-day event with 20 tickets available.
  • Participants should bring their own lunch and a resusable drinking cup or water bottle.
  • This event will be outdoors, and will take place rain or shine.
  • Printed educational material will be provided.
  • More information about the lottery system can be found here.