Tiny Tree Adventures: Bonsai Museum Tour & Discussion

date Saturday, 14 April 2018 time 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

👤 Jim Hughes, Matt Ferner 🏢 The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

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D.C. is home to one of the finest bonsai museums in the country. (Photo by wnhsl.)

How can a 200-year-old tree thrive in a small pot? At the U.S. National Arboretum’s Bonsai and Penjing Museum, we’ll answer this question and more about trees “planted in a container” — the literal translation of “bonsai.”

You’ll get an overview of bonsai and the aesthetics, development, and maintenance techniques required to keep up this timeless living art form before taking a tour of the museum’s tiny trees and learning how to select and care for bonsai of your own.

Please bring a blanket, a folding chair, or whatever you need to sit comfortably on a grassy surface.

Location

The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
3501 New York Ave.
Washington, DC 20002
The museum is located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum

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