May 4 through 6, 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Nebraska Bonsai
Society is dedicated to advancing
the art of bonsai throughout the state of Nebraska and surrounding areas. Their
mission is to promote and inspire enjoyment in the study of bonsai through
practice, education and camaraderie.
Lauritzen Gardens is
pleased to host the club's spring exhibition from May 4 through 6, 2018. Because
these miniaturized trees behave just like landscape trees, the Nebraska Bonsai
Society expects to show off some beautiful blooming specimens.
The exhibition will be
housed in the Cindy and Mogens Bay Gallery, at the
top of the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, where you can feel the zen behind this ancient living art. Members of the club
will be on hand to answer questions and will offer some bonsai materials for
About the show: The art of bonsai cannot exist without
science. For a tree to grow in a pot, it needs soil, water, air and light - in
the correct amounts. But, like people or pets, some trees are very adaptable;
others are more difficult to please. Members of the Nebraska Bonsai Society
love to share their passion for the art of styling trees with others - and can
help you better understand both the art and the science of bonsai in Nebraska.
The club meets monthly
and attendees range from beginners to life-long bonsai practitioners. Each
"study group" meeting starts with an educational program, followed by time to
work on trees with the help of mentors and other members. Visit nebonsai.org to learn more about the club.
Admission to the exhibition is included with paid garden
admission of $10/adults, $5/children 6 to 12 and FREE for garden members and
children under six.
Please note: Ikebana International
Omaha 60 will be hosting their spring exhibition the same weekend, in the
visitor and education center. For details on this event, click here.