May 1 through 3, 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Nebraska Bonsai Society is
dedicated to advancing the art of bonsai throughout the state of Nebraska and
surrounding areas. Their mission is to promote and inspire enjoyment in
the study of bonsai through practice, education and camaraderie.
Lauritzen Gardens is pleased to host the club's spring
exhibition from May 1 through 3, 2020. Because these miniaturized trees behave
just like landscape trees, the Nebraska Bonsai Society expects to show off some
beautiful blooming specimens.
The exhibition will be housed in the Cindy and Mogens Bay
Gallery, at the top of the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, where you can
feel the zen behind this ancient living art. Members of the club will be on
hand to answer questions and will offer some bonsai materials for sale.
About the show: The art of bonsai cannot
exist without science. For a tree to grow in a pot, it needs soil, water, air
and light - in the correct amounts. But, like people or pets, some trees are
very adaptable; others are more difficult to please. Members of the Nebraska
Bonsai Society love to share their passion for the art of styling trees with
others - and can help you better understand both the art and the science of
bonsai in Nebraska.
The club meets monthly and attendees range from beginners to
life-long bonsai practitioners. Each "study group" meeting starts with an
educational program, followed by time to work on trees with the help of mentors
and other members. Visit nebonsai.org to
learn more about the club.
Admission to the exhibition is included with paid garden
admission of $10+tax/adults, $5+tax/children 3 to 12 and FREE for garden members
and children under three.
Ikebana International Omaha 60 will be hosting their spring
exhibition the same weekend, in the visitor and education center. For details
on this event, click