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Feb
22
Thursday
Feb
22
Thu
Nature/Rec :: Misc also Art :: Exhibition
Living Sculptures: The Art and Science of Bonsai
9:00 AM
Sonoma Botanical Garden
Description:
Exhibit will open to the public from January 5 to March 22. 9am to 4pm daily except Tuesday.

Experience a world of serene beauty and intricate craftsmanship as Sonoma Botanical Garden (SBG), in partnership with the Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS), presents Living Sculptures: The Art and Science of Bonsai.

More than 15 miniature masterpieces will be on view, meticulously nurtured and shaped by the skilled hands of local expert bonsai artisans. The perfect marriage of artistic vision and horticulture expertise, these living sculptures are a celebration of the beauty of Asian and California native species and a testament to the patience, dedication, and creativity of the practitioners of this contemplative art form. Exhibition signage throughout the Garden’s indoor gallery illuminates the intricate roots of this timeless practice and digs into the science that is critical to the survival of these tiny trees.

Visitors can then stroll the Garden’s paths to see some of the full-sized species showcased in the exhibition. With a diverse collection of Asian and California native trees, the Garden celebrates the beauty and importance of these two biodiversity hotspots. Among the collection is an array of magnolias – the majority of which originated in Asia – and winter is the perfect time to see the magic of the Garden’s Magnolias in bloom, including unique species like Star Magnolias (Magnolia stellata), showcasing their dainty, white and pink petals.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Sonoma Botanical Garden
Address: 12841 Sonoma Hwy. Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: 7079963166

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