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3rd Annual Asian Cultural Festival, Selby Gardens

Sarasota, FL, February 8, 2008: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce the third annual Asian Cultural Festival on February 23, and 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Sarasota Chapter of Ikebana International, Sho Fu Bonsai Society of Sarasota, and Sumi-e Societies, in collaboration with Selby Gardens, will bring the Orient to …

National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Needs Your Help!

The President’s Budget for FY 2009 proposes to “downsize” the U.S. National Arboretum – which could cripple the ongoing operations of your National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Please download and read the entire pdf document below which contains information about steps you can take the help the museum. Click here to view the full story …

Bonsai Master Saburo Kato has passed away

I’m sad to report the passing of bonsai master Saburo Kato this morning in Omiya, Japan. Saburo Kato (May 15, 1915 – February 8, 2008) was the third generation proprietor of Mansei-en Bonsai Garden in Omiya Bonsai Village, Japan. He was very instrumental in the establishment of the Nippon Bonsai Society and also the World …

Bonsai at the Grove 2008

It will be held Saturday and Sunday March 1st and 2nd at our Pine Island nursery. Demos both days by the artists, all demo material raffled Sunday. Featuring: Pedro Morales, Yrene Vasquez, and Adam Lavigne We will offer the following 4 workshops: Saturday March 1st 10am: Bring your own tree workshop with Pedro Morales – …

Bonsai in Florida Through The Years – 2009

he Bonsai Societies of Florida is proud to announce our 2009 convention “Bonsai in Florida Through the Years” at the Sun Resort in Orlando, Florida. Our guest artists will be Boon Manakitivipart, Suthin Sukosolvisit, Min Hsuan Lo and Pedro Morales. Guests will be treated to World Class demonstrations and workshops with our artists. The dates …

Sixth Annual Joy of Bonsai

On January 18, 19 and 20, Kawa Bonsai will have its sixth annual Joy of Bonsai. Featured artists are Jose’ Luis Rodriguez Macias, from Puerto Rico, and Sean Smith, from Pennsylvania, as well as Florida’s own Mike Rogers and Mike Cartrett. Jose’ is a student of Cheng Cheng-Kung of China, who will be BSF’s headliner …