VISIT & explore

The Art of Bonsai

Display of several Bonsai displays

August 6 & 7, 2016 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sycamore Room

Please note: Advanced Bonsai and Bonsai for Beginners start on August 28, 2016.

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 Thornhill Education Center:

Bring Your Own Tree Workshop. Saturday, August 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $60 member, $70 nonmember Learn More

Shohin Sea Hibiscus. Saturday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. to noon. $60 member, $70 nonmember Learn More

Shimpaku Juniper. Saturday, August 6, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. $120 member, $130 nonmember Learn More

Conifers: Spruce and Pine. Sunday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $75 member, $85 nonmember Learn More

Tiger Bark Ficus. Sunday, August 7, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. $45 member, $55 nonmember Learn More

Advanced Bonsai. Six Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $255 member, $319 nonmember Learn More

Bonsai for Beginners. Six Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $255 member, $319 nonmember Learn More



Bonsai show FREE with Arboretum Admission.

Workshops require registration and a fee.