The Art of Bonsai


  • Display of several Bonsai displays
  • Single flowering Bonsai tree
  • Single bonsai tree
  • Single Bonsai tree with Asian statue

Schedule and Location

August 5 and 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sycamore Room

Workshops  (require registration and a fee)
August 5 and 6, 2017
Times vary
Thornhill Education Center

Attend this beautiful show and discover the many varieties of trees or plants that can be dwarfed to an artistic shape by special methods of growing, pruning, and training. Vote for your favorite bonsai display to help select best in show. Techniques for creating bonsai will be demonstrated by members of the Prairie State Bonsai Society. 

Learn the Art of Bonsai by registering for one of the following paid workshops held at Thornhill Education Center:

Imported Shohin Chinese Elm Tropical Workshop
Taxus Bacatta "Adepressa Fowle" - a Rare Dwarf English Yew Workshop
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Workshop
Sunday Morning Kusamono Workshop (SOLD OUT)
Beginner Mixed Juniper Workshop

Fees and Admission

Included in Arboretum admission


Workshops require registration and a fee.

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