Advanced Bonsai Course 2

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Total time:

6 hour

Learn about the most advanced Bonsai techniques and Bonsai display!

Course format

The Advanced Bonsai Course 2 is the long awaited sequel with more in-depth content than ever. Instructor Bjorn Bjorholm guides you through the long-term impact of techniques on a wide variety of tree species. Learn about pad creation for exhibition, branch splitting on conifers and establishing a great Nebari with air-layered deciduous material. Understand how to fertilize trees in different stages and the effects of macro and micronutrients on plants.

But this course is not exclusively about advanced techniques. It also discusses the aesthetics of traditional and contemporary Bonsai display, from the tokonoma to the exhibition hall. With almost 6 hours of lectures, this is one of the most extensive courses we've ever created.

For $75.00 you get unlimited access to all the lectures in the curriculum below, without any recurring fees or hidden costs. Make sure to watch a free lecture in the curriculum below!

  • Learn about pad creation and branch splitting
  • Understand how to fertilize trees in different stages
  • Study the aesthetics of traditional and contemporary display
Bjorn Bjorholm

Bjorn Bjorholm

Your instructor

Bonsai professional who studied this living art for over six years in Japan.

Class curriculum

Course introduction

1 Youtube icon 2:21 Welcome  

Conifer Case Studies

2 Youtube icon 1:09:30 Yamadori Juniper Creation  
3 Youtube icon 36:34 Pad Creation  
4 Youtube icon 25:51 Branch Splitting  
5 Youtube icon 36:33 Yamadori Pine Creation  
6 Youtube icon 8:31 Approach Grafting Follow-up  
7 Youtube icon 5:59 Heavy Bending Follow-up  

Broadleaf Case Studies

8 Youtube icon 37:50 Nebari Creation  
9 Youtube icon 10:19 Deadwood Creation  


10 Youtube icon 20:00 Advanced fertilization FREE PREVIEW

Bonsai Display

11 Youtube icon 3:31 Introduction  
12 Youtube icon 10:39 The basics FREE PREVIEW
13 Youtube icon 15:09 Ogata Display  
14 Youtube icon 16:08 Chuuhin Display  
15 Youtube icon 32:16 Shohin Display  


16 Youtube icon 5:27 Conclusion  

"I particularly like the detail in 'Advanced fertilisation' and 'Myth busting' - I found myself making written notes."

Tony Tickle

"I can only suggest to spend $74.99 on this. It may be the best deal in your bonsai career."

Walter Pall

"For the quality of the product and the sheer number of hours offered this is a deal."

Crataegus Bonsai blog

"It's good, very good. Lots of substance ... can easily be applied to our own more humble trees."

Bonsai4me blog

"Highlights for me were the section on display ... Some great case studies in there too looking back on previous work."

Bonsai Eejit blog

Frequently asked questions

What will I get by taking this course?

The teacher guides you through the long-term impact of techniques on a wide variety of tree species. Topics include pad creation, branch splitting, establishing a Nebari and Bonsai display. Watch the free preview lessons above for a taste of the content!

How will I be able to access the learning material?

After enrolling in the course, you will always have unlimited online access to all the lectures and to the learning materials, on any computer, tablet or mobile device you own. English subtitles are available on all lectures. It is a completely self-paced online course. We accept Credit cards and PayPal.

Are there any pre-requirements?

This course continues where the "Advanced Bonsai Course 1" ended; we assume you have a solid understanding of Bonsai techniques and are ready for a deep-dive.

Can I purchase the course as gift?

Absolutely! We sell gift vouchers in a beautiful design, ready to print or forward to your friend or relative! Click here to purchase.


Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.


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Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom designed shipping carton and delivered with detailed care instructions. If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your tree or with our service, please notify us within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.

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