Upcoming Exhibits

All Exhibits are on view in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum, daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 5 – May 7, 2017   –  Legacy of Japanese Suiseki in North America

Viewing stones, known as suiseki, have been revered in Japan for centuries.  They are natural stones that remind us of mountains or waterfalls, but are small enough to sit on a table.  This exhibit will feature Japanese and North American stones from the Potomac Viewing Stone Group, a regional organization dedicated to stone appreciation.

May 13 – 15, 2017  -  Annual Potomac Bonsai Association –  Bonsai Festival 

May 14, 2017 - World Bonsai Day

May 27 – June 4, 2017 – Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Exhibit: Putting on the Glitz  

n Japan, it is said that the beauty of an azalea bonsai in bloom is like thebeauty of a courtesan dressed in her finest brocade kimono.  Breathtaking blossoms cover the late-blooming Satsuki azaleas, miniature in form, but covered with full-sized flowers.  This annual spring exhibit showcases the most spectacular examples.

October 6 – 9, 2017 – Ikebana International 60th Anniversary Exhibition 

October 7, 2017  - 2nd annual Aki Matsuri 

November 4 – 12, 2017 – Bonsai Fall Foliage Exhibit