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The Art Of Bonsai

Art of the Bonsai Show
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. Bonsai and bonsai supplies will also be available for purchase. 


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

Workshop #1   Larch

Workshop #2   Willow Leaf Ficus

Workshop #3   Kusamono Lecture & Demo

Workshop #4   Burning Bush

Workshop #5   White Pine "Miyajima"

Workshop #6   Bonsai Carving Techniques

Workshop #7   Black Pine Shohin

Workshop #8   Kusomono Workshop

Workshop #9   Schefflera


Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
White Pine Pavilion


Bonsai show FREE with Arboretum Admission

Workshops require registration and a fee.