Bonsai Fest

Join us on World Bonsai Day and Mother’s Day weekend!

BonsaiFest! is Back

Whether it’s your first time ever seeing bonsai in person or you are a devoted bonsai practitioner, our third BonsaiFest! offers delights to everyone of all ages. Join us May 7 and 8 (Mother’s Day weekend) at Pacific Bonsai Museum where you can see hundreds of beautiful bonsai in an enchanting, woodsy setting. BonsaiFest! weekend, at the height of spring blooms, is a spectacular and refreshing time of year to visit the Museum.

See:
-Azalea, wisteria, and other lovely flowering bonsai likely to be at ‘peak-bloom.’
-Opening Day for two special exhibitions — Exquisite bonsai presented in ’A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum’ and a Retrospective exhibition featuring bonsai created by local bonsai master/author and former Pacific Bonsai Museum Curator, David De Groot.
-The Puget Sound Bonsai Association (PSBA) Spring Show — Aisles of diverse bonsai created by PSBA members who present their Spring Show and ask the public to vote on their favorites.

Watch, learn, and share:
-Live bonsai demonstrations — see how the bonsai are maintained and talk to bonsai artists about their craft; Saturday, 10am to 3pm and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm.
-Docent-led tours of the collection– ask questions and share insights; Tours start at 12pm and 1pm and last ~45 minutes, both days; Meet at the Conservatory. No sign up required.
-Take an independent audio tour of the collection — currently offered in Chinese (Mandarin); English and  Japanese versions coming soon!
-Pacific Bonsai Museum Members Only: Save the Date! Saturday, May 7 at 3 pm Join us for an opening reception.
-Pacific Bonsai Museum Members Only: Curator’s Tour: Get the inside scoop on how our team achieves a five-year-long artistic process for each bonsai.

Shop, eat, drink, and play:
-Pop up shopping — bonsai, pots, bonsai books, gifts, and cards for the nature-lover.
-Fun food and beverage trucks with savory and sweet hand pies from 314 pie.
-Art Station for kids and families; free bonsai coloring sheets and easy bonsai learning activities available.
-Have a custom poem written for Mom by Poetic Presence, poet Alexandria Manalo, 10am to 2pm both Saturday and Sunday.
-Photobooth Experiences — send someone a bonsai-beautiful e-greeting featuring your lovely likeness captured by our BonsaiFest! photographer (available Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, only, 11am to 3pm).

WHEN:
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 10am to 4pm

WHERE:
The Pacific Bonsai Museum is located on the campus of the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters at 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98001. Visitors are advised to search ‘Pacific Bonsai Museum’ in google maps on their GPS-enabled devices to navigate to the Museum and should enter Weyerhaeuser Road from the East entry from Weyerhaeuser Way South.

PARKING:
Free parking is available across from the Museum at the Garden Parking Lot; wheelchair-accessible parking and passenger drop-off/pick-up is available at the Museum entrance.

COST:
Admission is free. There is a $12 suggested donation for those who are able to support the Museum.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

MORE INFO:
The public can call the Museum at (253) 353-7345 or email info@pacificbonsaimuseum.org.

Hourly Schedule

May 7

10A - 4P
Puget Sound Bonsai Association Annual Spring Show
10A - 4P
A Gallery of Trees Exhibit Opens
10A - 4P
DeGroot Retrospective Exhibit Opens
10A
Art Tent and Poetry Tent activities begin
Bonsai coloring sheet, drawing activities and Scavenger hunt activity for kids
10A
Asia Pacific Gardening Shop Opens
Bonsai trees, tools, soil and books
10A - 4P
314Pie Food Truck
Sweet and savory handpies
10A
Bonsai Demo with Joel Schwarz
10A
Museum Pop-up Shop Opens
10A
City of Federal Way
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12P
Guided Tour Begins
The tour will meet at the Conservatory and take about 45min
1P
Bonsai Demo with Joel Schwarz
1P
Guided Tour Begins
The tour will meet at the Conservatory and take about 45min
3P
MEMBERS-ONLY Event
3P
Bonsai Demo with Wayne Burns
4P
Event Ends

May 8

10A - 4P
Puget Sound Bonsai Association Annual Spring Show
10A - 4P
A Gallery of Trees Exhibit Opens
10A - 4P
DeGroot Retrospective Exhibit Opens
10A
Art Tent and Poetry Tent activities begin
Bonsai coloring sheet, drawing activities and Scavenger hunt activity for kids
10A
Museum Pop-up Shop Opens
10A
Asia Pacific Gardening Shop Opens
Bonsai trees, tools, soil and books
10A
314 Pies
Sweet and savory handpies
11A
BonsaiFest! Photobooth
Have your photo taken with mom
12P
Guided Tour Begins
The tour will meet at the Conservatory and take about 45min
1P
Bonsai Demo with Lynn
4P
Event Ends

Date

May 07 - 08 2022
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hours

Tuesday–Sunday 10am to 4pm

(Closed Mondays)

Admission by donation