Annual Mother’s Day Bonsai Show

— Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Mother’s Day exhibit will unfortunately be cancelled for 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: Cancelled for 2021
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.

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.