Annual Mother’s Day Bonsai Show

Take Mom to this annual tradition! Each year the Minnesota Bonsai Society displays some of their finest work at the Marjorie Mc Neely Conservatory at Como. Members will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the art of Bonsai or how to become a member!

Admission: Free and open to the public, donations  to Como accepted
When: May 13 & 14, 2023
Where: Como Conservatory
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

For MBS Members & Volunteer Information:

We also need your trees and we need you to volunteer to help make the weekend a success. Remember how fascinated you were when you first saw a bonsai tree at the state fair or Como? This is your opportunity to show your trees and inspire someone to take a class or even join the club. If you don’t have a tree ready to show, we are also displaying viewing stones (suiseki) and accent plants.

There is no judging, so please bring your tree to display and be there to share your interest in bonsai with the public. You don’t need to be an expert, just enthusiastic! The added bonus is that you’ll have an opportunity to meet all kinds of interested and interesting people and spend some quality time with other club members.

You can signup online here >>
contact Carol Novak (cenovak007[at] to sign up for a volunteer time slot Friday, Saturday or Sunday and/or how many trees you will be bringing.


Tree drop-off:
Friday, May 12: 6 PM-8 PM Bring bonsai trees to the ​loading dock door (map to follow). Vehicles must be moved as soon as their tree is brought in so the next member can use the dock area.

Shift volunteers will receive permits to park in the volunteer lot nearby the loading dock.

Viewing hours for public:
Saturday, May 13: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday May 14: 10:00 AM -6:00 PM

Take-down & tree pick-up:
Sunday, May 14: 6:00 PM