The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

43rd Annual Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Show
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 29 & 30, 2015, 10 am–4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens

A Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
A Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in the Bonsai and Penjing
Garden at Matthaei.
Photo by Michele Yanga

Bonsai Demonstration

Share the tradition of the practice and art of bonsai at the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society annual show at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Now in its fifth decade, the show offers visitors an exhibition of skillfully cultivated and refined trees.

Bonsai and penjing enjoy a rich history and tradition in Chinese and Japanese cultures and their popularity continues to grow around the world.

While you’re at the show don’t miss the bonsai demonstrations in the Bonsai & Penjing Garden at Matthaei. This outdoor garden showcases dozens of trees in a peaceful setting that emphasizes the meditative nature of the ancient practice and art of bonsai.

  • Program:
  • Over 100 trees on display
  • Free tours of the Bonsai & Penjing Garden at Matthaei at 1pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Bonsai demonstrations in the Bonsai & Penjing Garden at Matthaei (indoors in case of inclement weather), Sat & Sun., 11 am & 2 pm
  • Vendors with bonsai supplies for sale
  • Expert advice
  • People’s Choice awards

Admission: $3 adults; under 12 free.
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 29 & 30, 10 am–4:30 pm, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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