Michigan All-state Bonsai Show is May 13-15

The American Bonsai Society will present ‘Bonsai in the Garden, Learning Seminars’ during the show.

This national gathering attracts bonsai artists, enthusiasts and some of the nation’s top presenters. More than 100 stunning bonsai will be on display in the Grand Room.


Free admission to the Bonsai Show; pre-registration required for the Bonsai in the Garden Learning Seminars. This year’s Bonsai Show will be larger, more inspiring and exciting than ever before.


On Friday only, a New-Talent Contest will feature a special display of bonsai by emerging bonsai artists.


A large selection of bonsai trees and pots as well as an assortment of bonsai soils, fertilizers, tools, books and wire will be available for purchase from vendors coming from across the country. Free demonstrations will take place in the Atrium; Saturday’s demonstrations will feature nationally recognized bonsai artists while Sunday’s will showcase talented Michigan artists.


A variety of Meijer Gardens workshops will be offered on Sunday (register early as workshops fill quickly). On Friday or Saturday, Meijer Gardens members may sign up for one class or workshop, offered as part of the Learning Seminars. The lineup includes sessions for all levels of experience,  include a four-part beginner series. Contact Pauline Muth at Pauline@pfmbonsai.com for more information or to register for the Friday and Saturday workshops.



Saturday, May 14, 2016

11:30-12:15 pm – Creation and Care of Bonsai by Dean Bull

12:30-1:15 pm – Creating a Literati Bonsai by Martin Schmalenberg

1:30-2:45 pm – Land and Water Penjing Creation by Pauline Muth

3-4:15 pm – Creating Bonsai from Collected Wild Eastern White Cedar by Karen Harkaway


Sunday, May 15, 2016

11:30-12:15 pm – Tips for Viewing Bonsai by Steve LaWarre

12:30-1:15 pm – The Art and Benefits of Fine Wiring by Mark Fields

1:30-2:45 pm – Triple Vision by Tim Priest, Steve Jetzer, and Scott Zomerlei

3-4:15 pm – Forest Planting by Tim Cox

4:30-4:45 pm – People’s Choice Award by Anita Buckowing



Adams Bonsai
American Bonsai Tool & Supply Company
B.C. Bonsai
Bonsai by Fields
Flower Market
Golden Arrow Bonsai
Growco Garden Supply
Her laurels
Ippel Studios
Ken’s World of Bonsai
Nature’s Way
PFM Bonsai
Kingsville Grower Nursery
Wildwood Gardens


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

May 13-15, 2016



1000 East Beltline Ave., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525


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