2019 Open House: Sale, Bonsai & Suiseki Displays, Free Programs & More




Everyone is invited to visit the Autumn Open House & Sale on Saturday-Sunday, September 7-8, 2019, at the International Bonsai Arboretum in Rochester, New York. In addition to seeing new bonsai creations and additional pre-bonsai we will have seven formal displays of classical bonsai art, that’s in addition to a 20% discount on most items and free programs.






To make the event even more special, the Suiseki Study Group of Upstate New York will be holding their 6thExhibit. Suiseki and viewing stones from around the world in member’s collection will be displayed. Most classifications of suiseki will be displayed, both in daiza and water basins. Companion plantings will help to convey seasonality and to tell a story. Members will conduct guided tours of the exhibit.

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Two lectures on suiseki will be held daily at 10am. Ron Maggio, chair of the Suiseki Study Group of Upstate New York will present an introductory program on the fun of collecting and appreciating stones. Marc Arpag, president of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York will continue on Sunday with topics of a deeper understanding to appreciate stones.


Harvey Carapella, past president of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York will be working on one of his prize bonsai, as will Marc Arpag at 11am daily. On both days at 2pm Wm. N. Valavanis will be presenting two advance demonstrations on his bonsai. All programs are free and the venue provides for easy conversations with the demonstrating artists. Questions are welcome for our award winning bonsai artists who will answer in depth.





Join us for an enjoyable weekend of beautiful bonsai, suiseki and bonsai fellowship. Everyone will receive a free Japanese bonsai magazine, plus an issue of International BONSAI.

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