Established in October 2005, the Bonsai Exhibition Garden is a signature feature of the Arboretum and a unique environment displaying up to 50 specimens at a time. Of particular importance are the plants native to the Blue Ridge, including American hornbeam, red maple and eastern white pine, which bring the thousand-year tradition of bonsai home to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Accompany Bonsai Curator Arthur Joura on this after-hours tour of the garden for a personal and informative overview of the art of bonsai and the Arboretum’s own creative approach to it. As Joura says, “The two things are one: The garden is designed to elevate the experience of bonsai, and the bonsai never look better than when they’re on display in the garden.” Deciduous trees in the collection will likely be ablaze with the colors of the season!
ONSITE | Tuesday, November 1, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required for participation in an Adult Education class.
Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.