National Bonsai Collection

This fine display of hardy bonsai trees opened in April 1993, and is a joint venture between the Botanical Gardens and the Friends of the National Bonsai Collection (FNBC).

Secure courtyard houses a display of about 25 bonsai trees of various styles, loaned to the collection by the members of the FNBC on a rotating basis. By this system, many of the outstanding bonsai specimens in the country may be seen from time to time.

Fundamental cultural procedures are undertaken by bonsai experts on a regular basis. Notices explain the various recognised tree styles and provide instruction to beginners who may be attracted to take up the art.

See Events for dates of demonstrations.

Please note opening hours.  Summer:  April-Sept 10am-4pm, Winter: October-March 10am-3pm.

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