The Buffalo Bonsai Society and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens proudly present the return of the annual Bonsai Show. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with members of the Bonsai Society as they display amazing bonsai specimens from their personal collections. Trimming and shaping demonstrations on live trees will take place throughout the show. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase sculpted bonsai trees and plants, starter plants, accent plants and pots, as well as a raffle tickets for a chance to win bonsai baskets and merchandise.
The Buffalo Bonsai Society was established in 1965 to promote the study of bonsai in Western New York. Bonsai is a living art form which enables the hobbyist to transform conventional trees into a harmonious miniature representation of a mature tree in a small container. Since it involves a growing tree, the design is forever changing and evolving. Some of the techniques used to achieve this miniaturization and styling involve the pruning of roots and branches, defoliation of leaves and wiring the tree and its branches. The Society meets at 7:00pm, typically on the third Wednesday of each month at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens.