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Garden Workshop: Bamboo Fence Building

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This event is sold out. If you were unable to register for this event, please mark your calendar for the Kadomatsu Workshop.

This two-day hands-on experience presented by staff gardeners teaches participants to design and build a bamboo fence panel using traditional Japanese materials and techniques. The process begins with a walk around the Garden and a review of the use and placement of bamboo fences. There will be a discussion on types and styles as well as a review of the history and evolution of Japanese bamboo fences. Day one includes lectures and demonstrations, with hands-on tool practice and knot-tying sessions. On day two, participants apply their new skills to build a Japanese bamboo fence and receive a brief demonstration of fence repair and refurbishing.

Please note that the Garden Workshops involve some physical work. If you wish to participate and have any limitations or concerns, please contact us for information.

Participants are asked to bring lunch. Necessary tools, supplies, and printed educational material are provided. Please arrive by 8:50am for event check-in.