The Art of Kusamono: An In-Person Horticulture and Gardening Class
On Saturday, July 22, Longwood Gardens will offer a unique introductory class on The Art of Kusamono. Attendees can choose from either a 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. class time.
Often paired with bonsai, kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season, place, or natural habitat. The class will be led by U.S. kusamono artist Young Choe, who teaches the art of kusamono worldwide and has exhibited her work at the U.S. National Arboretum and National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, among others. The class will include a lecture, demonstration, methods for creation, guided teaching of kusamono styles, display techniques, and care. Lastly, those in attendance will create their own kusamono to take home and enjoy.
The cost to attend is $149 ($134 for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members). Registration closes on July 6. Register online at https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/events/art-kusamono. The cost of registration also includes admission to the Longwood Gardens grounds on the day of the event.
This class will be held at the Terracotta Room in Longwood’s Terrace Restaurant. Longwood Gardens is located at 1001 Longwood Road in Kennett Square, Pa. For questions, call 610.388.1000.