Thunderstruck Bonsai and Brews Workshop

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Thunderstruck Bonsai is teaming up with local breweries in the Tampa Bay area to spread the joy of bonsai! Let’s grab a brew and create your very own miniature masterpiece!

Bonsai & Brews is a 2-hour workshop-style event hosted at local breweries, providing a DIY bonsai experience for beginners.

We start off by educating you on the basics of bonsai, then we’ll get down to business: break out some tools and give you an overview of the process. You’ll choose a ceramic bonsai pot and a pre-bonsai tree, and it’s time for some hands-on fun!  You will pot your own bonsai, practice pruning techniques, and more— while sipping on a cold one!

Grab a brew and create your own bonsai tree

No experience or tools required – This event is open to everyone, and all skill levels: from beginners who’ve never touched a tree branch before to green thumbs and gardeners alike.

Let’s explore the art of bonsai with seasoned experts who love working on their tiny trees in front of strangers. If you’ve been thinking about getting into the art of bonsai (or really enjoy brews) but don’t know where to start, book your ticket now!

Woman touching bonsai tree at bonsai and brews event

All Tickets Include:

  • A tropical species pre-bonsai tree
  • Ceramic glazed bonsai pottery
  • Instructions to style and care for your new bonsai tree
  • First application of fertilizer
  • Wire, bonsai soil and substrate
  • After care instructions and guidance
  • All necessary tools are provided for use during workshop
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Bonsai Instructors

Larry Naeder

Larry Naeder


Justin Zabinski

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Thunderstruck Bonsai
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Luke HerchenbachLuke Herchenbach
13:34 26 Jul 22
Larry is amazing. I bought my first tree from him at a festival and just this past weekend I brought it back to him for confirmation that I’m not killing my plant, along with another bonsai I bought, that I am CERTAIN I was killing.He took the time to teach me how to prune my Jade and confirmed with me that my other plant isn’t dying. I was so impressed with his insights I ended up buying a second tree.This guy really knows what he is doing and I’m 100% looking forward to buying more trees from him in the future.
We went to the Bonsai and Brews at 3 Daughters last night and it was awesome! Larry is not only knowledgeable, he is kind. He had 2 assistants with him (Justin and I think his name was Kai?) who were also knowledgeable and kind. There was no concern about doing it "wrong", they gave support and gentle guidance and encouraged us to be creative and tell a story with our bonsai styles. Larry's passion for bonsai is contagious and he's got a real skill for showing the beauty of the art. 10/10
Faye PodlesneyFaye Podlesney
01:42 20 May 22
What an incredibly beautiful display of bonsai. He was extremely knowledgeable and meticulous in his craft!We bought 4 bonsai from him and wanted to replant them in the proper season. He was kind enough to make sure we had all the proper equipment and walk us through each step. I would highly recommend this business for any and all bonsai needs.HE ALSO DOES WORKSHOPS!!! How cool!!!!
johnny cagejohnny cage
12:08 04 May 22
The guy really takes care of these trees, i bought a few bonsai trees for a gift for my mother's bday, a couple Barbados cherry bonsai trees and the one you seen in karate kid. She loved them, now she has some new additions to her garden. Stop by and take a look for yourself, you wont be disappointed.Drew
Kate SommersKate Sommers
13:16 16 Apr 22
Thunderstruck Bonsai is one of the best bonsai places we've ever visited. We were very impressed with the quality and variety of the trees, and how they are so well cared for. That's not always the case at the nurseries by us but it's obvious Larry knows what he's doing and is passionate about it. He is a wealth of knowledge and patiently answered all our questions. We went with the intention of just looking around (we live in IL and are here on vacation) and left with 2 beautiful trees that were very reasonably priced and my son is crazy about. Thank you, Thunderstruck Bonsai! Fantastic place.

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