The Bonsai Society of Upstate New York was founded in 1972 and has since regularly hosted bonsai professionals for lectures, demonstrations, and workshops to educate the Rochester community on Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing trees and shrubs in containers. Each spring, the society hosts an exhibit of living Bonsai that were designed, created, and cultivated by members of Bonsai societies from all over. The exhibit will feature over 100 Bonsai from 6 inches to 3 feet tall to view or buy.
The 41st Bonsai Exhibition and Sale takes place Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road. The exhibit also features free demos at 2 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for children under 12. For more information, visit Bonsaisocietyofupstateny.org.