The Bonsai Society of Upstate New York is holding their 44th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition on May 27-28, 2017 at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York. Some of the finest bonsai in New York state will be on display for the public to enjoy and learn from too.
These photos are from past Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibitions, since this year’s has not even been set up yet. Since this is a society show, bonsai from all levels of development will be displayed from our membership.
New this year is a special display of masterpiece satsuki azalea bonsai from Melvyn Goldstein from Cleveland, Ohio. He is bringing a van load of some of his finest satsuki bonsai to share with viewers. This group of azaleas blooms later on in the season, so our show dates have slightly been adjusted to display the colorful blossoms.
Many of our members have excellent shohin bonsai and this special group of bonsai will be well represented. If you like shohin bonsai, join us for the US National Shohin Bonsai Exhibition next month in Kannapolis, North Carolina. More information can be found here: http://www.internationalbonsai.com/page/493925678
As in the past members from the Upstate New York Suiseki Study Group will have a display of stones collected in New York and also from Japan. The local chapter of Ikebana International will also have some of their beautiful arrangements to share too.
Two demonstrations at 2pm on each day will be presented. Marc Arpag, noted bonsai artist and President of the organization will be on Saturday. While on Sunday, Jerome Cushman and other accredited teachers from Ikebana International will demonstrate their art. Bonsai videos will be shown throughout the day, except when the formal demonstrations are being conducted.
A large sales area featuring bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, shohin bonsai, display tables, collected trees and more will also be in a separate section of the large auditorium.
2017 SPRING OPEN HOUSE
My garden will be open to the public on Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28, 2017, in Rochester, New York. It is a short 15 minute drive to the Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition. Newly created bonsai from this spring, plus many more transplanted into new containers can be seen and studied in my garden which features bonsai of all sizes, stages of development, numerous unusual species and all price ranges of course. All of this is in a unique garden featuring classical bonsai framed by unusual species, including a large wisteria in front of the house featuring blossoms OVER 3 FEET long. Bonsai, supplies and more will be on sale too!
Join us this weekend to get your bonsai fix, especially if you are in driving distance from Rochester. It’s a great bonsai destination for the Memorial Day holiday weekend!