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Bonsai Exhibition of 2016
At the Oval Plaza
December 2, 2016 – January 2, 2017

A bonsai is a microcosm containing within it, unchanged in everything but size, the mystery of the universe. - Colin Lewis

Bonsai, a unique art of gardening that originated in China, is the practice of miniaturizing container-grown trees and woody shrubs, and is said to be a combination of art and horticulture, along with a dash of spirituality. The Chinese art of bonsai and potted landscapes have been famous for centuries. They are often described as "soundless poetry", "stereoscopic painting", or "living sculpture". According to Japanese tradition, the bonsai represents the three virtues - truth, goodness and beauty. It is believed that indoor plants, of course including bonsai, can clean and help purify the air in the home or office. Moreover, successfully growing and caring for a bonsai tree can leave people with a great sense of accomplishment and help people relieve stress.

Following up the success it had with the Bonsai Exhibition of 2015 with big popularity and good feedback, the Museum, again in partnership with Taiwan Bonsai World (including Taiwan Pine & Cypress Bonsai Association, Chinese Miniature Bonsai Association, Yachu Bonsai Art Association, and Taichung Tree & Stone Art Association), hosts the Bonsai Exhibition of 2016 at the Oval Plaza. More than 300 potted plants will be periodically displayed in four scheduled successions, allowing the true beauty of each bonsai to come alive with the effective use of accessories. The general quality of trees, pots, stands and accents, which is even better than it was one year ago, makes the event a pleasure to experience.

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Bonsai exhibition of 2016 can be seen at the Museum from December 2, 2016 until January 2, 2017. This is an opportunity to share the connections between science and art. Join us to enjoy viewing and learning about the miniature art of trees.

  • Bonsai Demo Day: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1, 2
  • Bonsai Demo Time: 11~12:30AM & 2~3:30PM

Bonsai Exhibition of 2016 is presented by the National Museum of Natural Science
in partnership with
Taiwan Pine & Cypress Bonsai Association
Chinese Miniature Bonsai Association
Yachu Bonsai Art Association
Taichung Tree & Stone Art Association