Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672

Austin Bonsai Society 2011 Show

Austin Bonsai Society, now in its 40th year, is having its annual show of members' trees on May 28-29th in the Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden. There will be raffles and demonstrations as well as one of the largest displays of Bonsai in the South. From ancient Elms to stately Bald Cypresses, come see how this special art creates a fantastic world that can often fit in your hand!

Have you ever wanted to try to create or keep a Bonsai, but don't know how to start? Volunteers will be available to answer questions and share experiences, which makes them nearly as simple as any other potted plant. From Tropical species to Natives, trees, shrubs, vines and even herbs, you will see how Bonsai is not a type of plant but rather the result of techniques we work with them.

Those of us growing Bonsai have a reverence for life, and are often the ones out with our cameras, snapping pictures of stately or gnarled trees for reference. Everything done to Bonsai is to keep them in the peak of health and in fact, if well-cared for, a Bonsai can easily outlive its brother tree growing in the wild. These can become heirlooms or heritage trees passed from one generation to the next.

The Austin Bonsai Society has members who have been growing Bonsai for over 50 years. It's always an honor to see these beautiful living works of art. Head to Zilker Botanical Garden to enjoy the show and maybe even become inspired to grow a Bonsai of your own. Austin Bonsai Society http://www.austinbonsaisociety.com

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