Annual Mother’s Day Bonsai Show

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Como Conservatory has cancelled all events through Mother’s Day, so our Mother’s Day exhibit will unfortunately be cancelled for 2020. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for this event and we will be back in 2021! 

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. Trained professionals 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
When: Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10, 2020
Where: Como Conservatory
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

For MBS Members & Volunteer Information:

The exhibition runs from May 9th to May 10th. Also, this year we will be doing live demonstrations throughout the day. We will need demonstrators on both Saturday and Sunday of the event.

Secondly, we have a great need for volunteers and someone to run the 2020 event.

Please sign-up online here >>

At the general meetings I will be handing out parking permits and notes on the event. Thanks in advance for your help.

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.

Please contact (2020 position to be filled) at email here, or call phone number here to sign up for a volunteer time slot Friday, Saturday or Sunday and/or how many trees you will be bringing. (P.S. We will be recruiting participants at the Tuesday meetings!)

Setup & tree drop off:
Friday, May 8: Bring bonsai trees to the garage entry between 4:30 and 6:00

Saturday, May 9: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday May 10: 10:00 AM -6:00 PM

Take-down & tree pick-up:
Sunday, May 10: 6:00 PM (or as soon as visitors have completed their tour). Locked gate to the parking area will remain open until 7:30 PM Friday and Sunday.