Potomac Bonsai Festival
Free Ongoing Daily Events
All of the activities below will be ongoing May 4, 5, & 6; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibit: Potomac Bonsai Association Members Trees
See the very best in regional bonsai. The Potomac Bonsai Association (PBA) is a regional association made up of 11 bonsai chapters located in the mid-Atlantic region from Virginia to Pennsylvania. The finest trees from each chapter have been selected for display. Located in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Chinese Pavilion.
Exhibit: Best of the Potomac Bonsai Festival
See which trees were judged to be the best of the Potomac Bonsai Association’s Members Trees Exhibit. Located in the Special Exhibits Wing of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.
Special activities have been designed to encourage children to explore the museum and learn about bonsai, trees, and nature. Pick up materials, including the booklet, Explore the World of Bonsai, at the Information Tent.
Bonsai Vendor Tent
The tent is filled with bonsai-related items including plants, pots, books, tools, and more. The vendor list for 2012 is not yet complete. 2011 vendors included:
Potomac Bonsai Association (PBA) “Getting Started” Tent
The Potomac Bonsai Association will host continuous live demonstrations, focusing on information and techniques for the beginner. These are walk-in programs and questions are welcome. This tent is located near the program tent.
National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Permanent Collections
The miniature masterpieces that we call bonsai and penjing are the pinnacle of gardening skill, and the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum has one of the largest collections of these timeless trees in North America. The Japanese art of bonsai, and its precursor, the Chinese art of penjing, are rooted in the traditions of Asian culture. Three pavilions house about 150 plants, and the surrounding theme gardens enhance the museum experience. Click here for the museum website.
National Arboretum Program Tent
The New Talent Competition will take place here throughout the day on Friday, and is open to the public for viewing. Saturday and Sunday will feature free ongoing demonstrations by local and visiting bonsai artists.
Quick Links: Artist Bios, Workshops and Demonstrations, Tools List
Last Updated February 2, 2012 9:40 AM
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