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Mark your calendars for the annual
World Bonsai Day Festival

May 12, 13 & 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Join us for our annual bonsai festival which features something for everyone. Activities include workshops, demonstrations, special exhibits, and vendors. The festival celebrates World Bonsai Day, an annual event founded on Saburo Kato’s belief that bonsai has the power to unite people by acting as a bridge to international friendship and peace. This event features a curator-led museum tour, a demonstration, and an exhibit about Mr. Kato, founder of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation. World Bonsai Day Festival is co-sponsored by the National Arboretum, the National Bonsai Foundation, and the Potomac Bonsai Association.

Click here to go to the FESTIVAL HOME PAGE >

Download a pdf of the Bonsai Festival Schedule >

Most Activities are Free, except for workshops, which are $55.
Registration required for workshops.

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PBA member clubs provide the best and quickest way for anyone to learn about bonsai horticulture and design. Members further their knowledge at monthly club meetings, via lectures, workshops and mentoring programs. Each member club develops its own educational program. These programs include lectures on bonsai horticulture, bonsai styling demonstrations and discussions, and workshops... read more


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We have heard from our members that they would like to be able to know what other clubs are doing. We have added a centralized calendar to the website so you can see what your neighbors are doing and pop in for a visit! For more information visit the resources page.

Bonsai Links.

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We want to be an invaluable resource for club members by providing resources to educational materials on the web. Our bonsai links page offers an ever growing list of links to educational and instructional websites, blogs, vendors and bonsai entertainment. Check it out here.

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