Putting on the Glitz: Azalea Bonsai Exhibit

May 21st 2022 - June 5th 2022

Exhibits Gallery, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

In Japan, it is said that the beauty of an azalea bonsai in bloom is like the beauty of a courtesan dressed in her finest brocade kimono. Breathtaking blossoms cover these late-blooming Satsuki azaleas, miniature in form but covered with full-sized flowers. This annual spring exhibit showcases the most spectacular examples.

The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is open daily from 10 am

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Cultivated Stones: Chinese Scholars’ Rocks from the Kemin Hu Collection

May 7th 2022 - December 31st 2023

Our collection of Chinese scholars’ rocks has recently expanded due to a generous gift from long-time patron of the museum Kemin Hu. A selection of her gift will be on view in the Exhibits Gallery through the end of 2023. See traditional landscape stones, modern stones, and animal-shaped stones. A catalogue of the entire collection will be available for purchase in the summer.

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Beginner Bonsai Classes

May 7th 2022 - May 8th 2022

Location: Outside the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Come to the Potomac Bonsai Association’s beginner bonsai learning tent outside the Museum to receive one-on-one instruction from experienced club members. Students will learn how to prune, wire, and repot a bonsai they can take home after class.3-hour class. $50 fee (cash or card) per session; all materials provided. No advanced registration required!

This event is part of the

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Potomac Bonsai Association Spring Festival

May 6th 2022 - May 8th 2022

The Potomac Bonsai Association’s Annual Bonsai Festival returns to the National Arboretum. The festival will include an exhibition of bonsai by PBA members in the courtyard of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, formal bonsai displays in the Museum’s exhibits gallery, vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and more!

The Festival is sure to be an exciting and educational event!

PBA Club Members Exhibits
May 6th - 8th, 10 am - 4 pm

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