Discover Living Art at the Bonsai Show May 12-13

A bonsai demonstration.

Bonsai are considered to be a living works of art. See some of Michigan’s greatest living works of art during the Michigan All-State Bonsai Show on May 12-13 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

From families to bonsai enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone during this free two-day event. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, vote for your favorite skillfully trained bonsai and attend free demonstrations on how a bonsai is created.

Interested in making your own bonsai? There will be a wide variety of workshops for beginners to experienced aficionados on both days. Find out more about the workshops by clicking here and typing “bonsai” in the search box.

Past President of the American Bonsai Society, bonsai instructor and author, Pauline Muth is this year’s featured bonsai artist. She has studied with some of the greatest bonsai masters, received numerous regional and international awards, and owns and operates pfm bonsai studio in New York. Along with judging the bonsai show, she will be presenting “Land & Water Penjing” on Saturday and “Designing the 5 Styles of Bonsai” on Sunday.

If you’re still not sure what to expect, here are examples of bonsai from years past:


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