Frequently Asked Questions

What is bonsai and brews?

Bonsai & Brews is a fun and creative workshop-style event hosted in collaboration with local breweries in the Tampa Bay area.  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!

How much does it cost to attend an event?

The cost of attending an event is $75 per person, and includes:

  • Your choice of a tropical species pre-bonsai tree
  • Your choice of a glazed ceramic pot
  • Wire, bonsai soil, and substrate
  • Hands-on instruction to style and care for your new miniature masterpiece from award-winning bonsai artists
  • Aftercare instructions and guidance
  • Use of all tools and supplies necessary to create your bonsai are provided for Bonsai & Brews, and also available for purchase to take home at the end of the workshop.
How can I book an event?

You can book an event by clicking on the “Book Event” button next to the date and location of your choice. You will be redirected to a registration page where you can fill out your details and pay online. You can also learn more about Bonsai & Brews events here.

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 can not 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.

Are tickets transferrable?

Yes, tickets are transferable! If you cannot attend an event, you can transfer your ticket to any of our upcoming events, or give your ticket to someone else. However, you need to inform us of the change at least 24 hours before the event. Contact Us with your name, date, and location of the event, and the upcoming event of your choosing or the name of the person who will take your place. 🌱

Can I cancel my booking and get a refund?

Yes, you can cancel your booking and get a refund, but you need to do so at least 48 hours before the event. All tickets are also transferrable to any Bonsai & Brews event. To cancel your booking, please contact us at with your name, date, and location of the event. We will process your refund within 7 business days.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, we do offer group discounts! If you want to book an event for a large group, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you with a special offer. 🎉

Can I host a bonsai event at my own venue?

Yes, you can! If you are interested in hosting a bonsai event at your own venue, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get in touch with you. We can customize the event to suit your needs and preferences.

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. Most of the breweries that host the event are also restaurants and family-friendly. However, please note that some venues may have age restrictions.


We went to the Bonsai and Brews at 3 Daughters last night and it was awesome! Larry is not only knowledgeable, he is 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
Emily A.

St Pete, Florida

I would definitely recommend Bonsai and Brews! Larry and Justin did a great job educating us on the art of bonsai. They took the time to help each person step by step on how to pot them, trim them and care for them! I will definitely attend one of these events again! Thanks Thunderstruck💚

Melanie Peak

Clearwater, FLorida

Man o man where do I start!!! This was an experience we can never forget!!! It was a nice date with my wife and she loved it!! We learned something new that day and appreciate this class so much. These dudes definitely are the real heroes. They are BONSAI tree legends!!

Thomas “Mr Tom” Gatta

Tampa, Florida

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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