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How many people have the opportunity to help repot the most famous bonsai in the world? Chris Baker had the opportunity to work on John Naka’s famous “Goshin” and many other trees when he volunteered and, later, interned at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, under the guidance of curator Jack Sustic. That extraordinary training [...]

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As a generous gift to NBF, Bonsai Master Bjorn Bjorholm and Oscar Jonker of Bonsai Empire have made it possible for you to enjoy a special free overview of these key sections of their outstanding online Bonsai Beginner’s Course: (1) “History of Bonsai” (Jonker) (2) “What is Bonsai” (Jonker) (3) “Pruning a Bonsai” (Bjorholm) (4) “Wiring” (Bjorholm) [...]

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Aarin Packard, curator of the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Seattle.
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During his eight years as Assistant Curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, Aarin Packard had the opportunity not only to care for trees in the national collection, but to learn what it takes to manage a public bonsai collection. Those skills have served him well in his new position as Curator of Seattle’s [...]

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Cover Photo by Neil Edmund.  The exhibition catalog is now available for download, click here to download.   The 3rd National Juried Bonsai Pot Exhibition Since the last National Bonsai Pot Competition in 2002, the number of potters making quality bonsai containers in the United States has increased significantly.  This exhibition at the National Bonsai [...]

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