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Opening an unprecedented second year and offering the ultimate insider’s view of bonsai at The North Carolina Arboretum. 

Weekly entries by Bonsai Curator Arthur Joura make for a fascinating learning journey. The path won’t be at all linear. But with Joura as a knowledgeable guide, Journal subscribers can forgo a map and travel in time to meet remarkable trees, each with stories and life lessons worth sharing.

You’re invited to come along.


  • Subscribers receive a weekly email with a link to each new entry and priority registration for bonsai classes and programs at the Arboretum.
  • Join at any time through the year for full access to all current entries for Year Two as well as a complete library of entries for Year One.
  • Journal entries are richly illustrated with photographs, artwork, letters and other materials selected from an extensive archive that Joura compiled while creating and curating the Arboretum’s acclaimed collection of bonsai and miniature landscapes and while the Bonsai Exhibition Garden was being designed and built.

The Journal provides a wealth of bonsai wisdom for students to apply in their own bonsai practice and to enhance their appreciation of the Arboretum’s distinctive approach to the art of bonsai. 

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The Curator’s Journal is produced by Adult & Continuing Education Programs at The North Carolina Arboretum. ©2023.

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