Nature Series: The Basics of Bonsai
Join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum and presenter Dr. Ryan Wagner for “The Basics of Bonsai.” At this presentation, participants will learn a brief history of bonsai, the aesthetics and horticulture of bonsai, and tips on how to care for developing bonsai. Participants will also learn tips on the “dos” and “don’ts” of bonsai with attention to aesthetics and general health. Dr. Wagner will demonstrate some techniques for those picking up their new bonsais at garden centers to shape these readily available plants.
Dr. Ryan WagnerRyan Wagner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biology at Millersville University. Prior to joining the faculty at MU, Dr. Wagner completed his post-Doctoral work at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and his Ph.D. at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, where he studied plant physiology. Having grown up in South Dakota, Dr. Wagner has long held an interest in all botanical areas, including the horticultural art of bonsai. Dr. Wagner has given numerous lectures aimed at introducing bonsai to the public and to provide newcomers and experienced bonsai artists alike with practical information aimed at developing/improving their creations.
HOW TO REGISTERThe event, “The Basics of Bonsai,” will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity.