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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