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The Art Of Bonsai

Display of several Bonsai displays

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

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

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

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

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

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


Bonsai show FREE with Arboretum Admission.

Workshops require registration and a fee.