On Saturday, June 16, Canton Public Library hosts Geoffrey Holmes for a horticultural program, “Introduction to Bonsai.” The program begins at 10:30 AM.
If you find you’re fascinated with the exquisite and delicate creations of bonsai, and you’ve wondered whether you’d like to try it, the library’s program will fit the bill. Geoffrey is the president of the Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford. He took his first bonsai lesson in the summer of 2000. In 2010 he won the Joshua Roth Best New Talent award, a national competition in which contestants must create a bonsai from nursery stock in eight hours. Holmes recently started a bonsai business, Bonsai Berkshire, which complements his other profession as a furniture maker.
Located in Sheffield, MA, Holmes Fine Furniture features Geoffrey’s work as a third generation cabinetmaker. He creates custom-made, one-of-a-kind pieces, with tiger maple as his specialty wood.
“Introduction to Bonsai” is free; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org