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 McNeely Conservatory at Como. Members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the art of Bonsai and all the benefits of becoming a member of the Minnesota Bonsai Society.

Admission: Free and open to the public, donations to Como are always accepted
When: Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12, 2024
Where: Como Conservatory
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

For MBS Members: Sign up to display your trees and volunteer to help at the event

Display your trees!

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 learn about bonsai, to take a class, or to join the club. There is no judging of your trees at this event, just a chance to share your work with others. If you have viewing stones (suiseki) or accent plants that you would like to display, please sign up to bring them also. Do you want to know more about displaying your bonsai? Talk to other members or attend the Bonsai Concepts class on April 20th.
Trees and displays need to be dropped off at Como on Friday evening, May 10th between 6:00 and 7:00 and picked up on Sunday, May 12th between 6:00 and 7:00.

You can sign up online here 
or sign up at a general meeting, or at Bonsai Concepts class.

Got questions? Contact Helen

Volunteer to help!

Sign up for one or more three-hour shifts on Saturday and/or Sunday between 9:30 and 6:00 during the event to answer questions and talk to visitors. You don’t need to be an expert, just enthusiastic! Even if you are insecure in your own bonsai knowledge, you are virtually guaranteed to know more than a member of the public walking in through the doors. Be an advocate for MBS. This is a great opportunity to share the benefits of joining the club with those that are interested. Added bonuses – you’ll have an opportunity to meet all kinds of interesting people that are fascinated by this art form as well as an opportunity to spend some quality time with other club members.

Help set up the displays on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and/or help take them down on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Note: setting up is a great learning experience!

Sign up to volunteer on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday below, at a general meeting, or a Bonsai Concepts class. Got questions? Contact Helen Pennie at