TODAY’S HOURS: 8 am – 6 pm

TODAY’S HOURS: 8 am – 6 pm 

Spring Pruning: Trees and Shrubs

Get your trees and shrubs in shape before the burst of spring in this blended workshop with Japanese Garden Horticultural Manager, Nick Esthus. You will enjoy a pre-recorded lecture as well as attend a pruning demonstration in the Japanese Garden. Topics will include best pruning practices for small trees, shrubs, and other materials and how pruned plants impact your garden design. Plant biology and physiology and how it pertains to pruning will also be discussed. You will also learn tips on sharpening your pruning tools. The pre-recorded lecture will be sent to you a week prior to the live demonstration portion of the class; if you register less than a week before the live demonstration, you will receive the recording upon registration.

Instructor: Nick Esthus is the Senior Gardener for the Fort Worth Japanese Garden located at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. His previous work experience includes garden curator at Memphis Botanic Garden’s Japanese garden, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Garden at Ohio State University, and nursery intern at Longwood Gardens. He holds an Associate’s degree from Columbus State Community College in Landscape Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Horticulture from Ohio State University. Nick specializes in Japanese garden design, maintenance and installation both FWJG and private clients.

Registration Deadline: February 12

Rain Date: February 19

$30/$25 member

Location: Video + Japanese Garden*

*This is a hybrid class; you will receive an email a week prior to the hands-on demonstration with a video link. You will have access to this instructor video for the week prior and two weeks after the hands-on experience.


Feb 12 2022


9:00 am - 10:30 am

The event is finished.