Michigan All-State Bonsai Show

May 12, 2018 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Event times:
  • May 12, 2018 9:00 am 5:00 pm
  • May 13, 2018 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Saturday: Sales 9 am-5 pm, Displays 12-5pm

Sunday: Sales and Displays 11 am-5pm

View a variety of stunning bonsai trees, skillfully trained by bonsai artists from across the state. A vast range of styles will be on display, including forest plantings, cascade, windswept, and upright styles and a diverse range of species will be included, such as maples, pines, junipers, azaleas, figs and more. View trees small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and some too heavy for one person to lift. See which trees won trophies and ribbons and be sure to vote for your favorite bonsai in the show. The top ten vote-getters will be recognized.

This year, we are delighted to feature William Valavanis as our Guest Artist. Mr. Valavanis has been studying bonsai for more than 40 years and conducts workshops internationally. He regularly leads tours to view and study bonsai in Japan and produces International Bonsai, a quarterly publication distributed worldwide. At the show, watch him as he refines a large bonsai—he will share his vision for the tree and then prune and wire its branches. Additional demonstrations featuring some of the top artists in the region will take place during the show. A variety of workshops for bonsai enthusiasts of all levels will take place during the show, including two “Bring Your Own Tree” workshops taught by our Guest Artist. Register early—they fill quickly!

While at the show, be sure to visit the sales area featuring vendors from across the Midwest selling bonsai trees, nursery stock with bonsai potential, handmade bonsai pots, specialty tools, wire, bonsai potting mix, and more.

Fee: Free