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Jun 30 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Bonsai & Brews at Trellis at Buchman | Ybor City

Join us for a Sunday Soirée unlike any other at Trellis at Buchman in Ybor City! Bonsai & Brews where the vibrant world of craft beer meets the timeless art of bonsai. Hosted by award-winning artists from Thunderstruck Bonsai, this beginner-friendly workshop promises an afternoon of creativity, camaraderie, and chilled brews in the elegant ambiance of a historic locale.

Trellis at Buchman in Ybor City, a new craft beer and wine bar offering a charming and upscale atmosphere. Brought to you by Joel Bigham, this tropical plant paradise pub is housed in a restored historic building that once held the Buchman Department Store in 1914.  Joel’s passion for curating top-notch drink menus runs deep from founding a local craft bottle shop to creating the best beer program in Florida.

Bonsai & Brews kicks off with a guided session where you’ll learn the fundamentals of bonsai care, including pruning, potting, and styling. Then, it’s time to get your hands dirty! With the help of experienced bonsai artists, you’ll choose a pre-bonsai tree and a ceramic pot, and create your very own miniature masterpiece.

   Each Ticket Includes:
A tropical species pre-bonsai tree
Ceramic glazed bonsai pottery
Instructions to style and care for your new bonsai tree
Wire, bonsai soil, and substrate
Use of all necessary tools provided
Aftercare instructions and guidance

Throughout the workshop, enjoy a selection of refreshing craft beers from Trellis at Buchman’s delicious menu featuring specialty releases, cellared draft selections, 10 wines by the glass and over 35 bottles and cans of both alcoholic and N/A beverages. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a complete novice, Bonsai & Brews offers a fun and rewarding experience for all. Sign up today and discover the joy of cultivating your own bonsai while enjoying a delightful evening in Ybor City! Space is limited, so get your tickets early! 🌳🍷🍻



  • What is Bonsai & Brews?

    Bonsai & Brews is a fun and creative workshop-style event hosted in collaboration with local breweries. During this 2-hour hands-on experience, you will create your own bonsai tree from scratch with guidance from local bonsai artists, as well as learn the basics of care from before you take home your own living masterpiece!

  • What do I need to bring to an event?

    You don’t need to bring anything to an event, except your enthusiasm and creativity. We will provide everything you need to create your own bonsai tree.

  • Can I bring a friend, does every attendee need a ticket?

    Of course, you can bring a friend. The more the merrier! 😊 However, please note that each person should have a ticket to attend. If your friend does not have a ticket, due to limited seating availability we cannot guarantee that you can sit together, if at all. You can book a ticket online up until the start of the event, or with the host at the venue, subject to availability. 🍻

  • Are brews included in the ticket price?

    No, drinks are not included in the ticket price. Bonsai & Brews is hosted in collaboration with local breweries, we bring the bonsai, the brewery offers the brews! Each ticket price covers the cost of the bonsai tree, the pot, the soil, the wire and supplies, as well as hands-on instruction from multiple award-winning bonsai artists.

  • What is the minimum age for attending an event?

    There is none! Bonsai & Brews is a fun and creative experience designed to be accessible and entertaining for all ages and skill levels.



Trellis at Buchman
1910 E 7th Ave #103, Tampa, FL 33605
Trellis at Buchman
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  • Justin Zabinski
    Justin Zabinski
  • Larry Naeder
    Larry Naeder

    Larry Naeder is the owner and operator of Thunderstruck Bonsai, a full-service bonsai nursery located in St. Petersburg, Florida. 🌴
    He is passionate about creating living art through the ancient Japanese horticultural practice of bonsai.
    Larry specializes in tropical species bonsai and offers a wide range of services, including workshops, events, and personalized guidance for beginners and advanced learners. 🌱
    His expertise has gained recognition, including being featured at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, and extends to selecting trees, styling, pruning, potting, and wiring techniques.
    Larry’s commitment to sharing his knowledge and love for bonsai has made Thunderstruck Bonsai a hub for bonsai enthusiasts in the Tampa Bay area.