About Us

Nestled amidst towering conifers, Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. A grand outdoor setting with the elegance of a fine art museum, the Museum boasts over 150 bonsai and the most diverse public collection in North America with trees from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Featuring sixty trees  at a time and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional exhibitions, group tours, and education.

Pacific Bonsai Museum is a World Bonsai Friendship Federation Cooperation Center. The WBFF seeks to raise awareness of the existence of public bonsai institutions and to strengthen the relationships among them by providing a network for support of bonsai through an active exchange of information and activities.

Museum Mission

The Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai.

HISTORY

Weyerhaeuser Company opened the Collection in 1989, in conjunction with the Washington State Centennial celebration. The Collection was established to symbolize Weyerhaeuser’s long-term commitments to its customers, its community, and its forest resources. The Museum was designed by Hoshide Wanzer Architects and The Berger Partnership.

At the end of 2013 the corporation gifted the entire collection to a new non-profit, The George Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, known as the Pacific Bonsai Museum.

Photo: George Weyerhaeuser and former first lady of Washington Jean Gardner at the opening of the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection in 1989.

Our People

Staff

kathy mccabe

Executive Director

Aarin Packard

Curator

Scarlet Gore

Assistant Curator

Liz Sullivan

Museum Coordinator

Patrick Buckholz

Bonsai & Garden Assistant

Jeff Stottlemyre

Garden Assistant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kit Severson

Kit Severson

Board Chair

Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson

Director

Judy Wagner

Judy Wagner

Vice President

Mark Haley

Mark Haley

Director

Mary Gates

Mary Gates

Director

Grant Rauzi

Grant Rauzi

Director

Rose Lincoln Hamilton

Rose Lincoln Hamilton

Treasurer

George Weyerhaeuser

George Weyerhaeuser

Honorary Director

Annual Reports

2015