Bonsai Show



Celebrate the Japanese art of bonsai (tree in a pot or ‘tray planting’) at the 盆栽 Bonsai Show at Wellfield Botanic Gardens!.

Explore a gallery of different bonsai styles, trained tree miniature versions of the natural form. Learn from internationally-recognized bonsai artists including Pauline Muth, Mark Fields, and Jennifer Price.

Enjoy ongoing demonstrations, bonsai critiques by the experts, seminars, and children’s take-away activities free with regular admission. Shop for supplies at vendor tables.

Register for and experience a Beginning Bonsai 101 Workshop and come away with your very own bonsai.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

  • 8-9 a.m.                  Exhibitors load-in their trees/displays, vendor set up
  • 10:00 a.m.              Show opens, tree exhibit & vendors open
  • 10-11:30 a.m.         Demonstration (Jennifer Price, Artist)
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.      *Workshop (Mark Fields, Artist) – REGISTER HERE
  • 10:30-10:50 a.m.    Presentation: “What is Bonsai?” (Pauline Muth, Artist)
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.      Critique Session of Exhibitors (Pauline Muth, Artist)
  • 12:30-12:50 p.m.    Presentation: “What is Bonsai?” (Jennifer Price, Artist)
  • 1-2 p.m.                  Critique Session of Exhibitors (Jennifer Price, Artist)
  • 1-3 p.m.                  *Workshop (Pauline Muth, Artist) – REGISTER HERE
  • 2:30-2:50 p.m.        Presentation: “What is Bonsai?” (Mark Fields, Artist)
  • 3-4 p.m.                  Critique Session of Exhibitors (Mark Fields, Artist)
  • 2:30-4 p.m.             Children’s Demonstration/Drop-in Activity (Jennifer Price, Artist)
  • 4:00 p.m.                Show closes, Thanks for coming!
  • 4-6 p.m.                  Vendor and exhibitor take down


Wellfield Botanic Gardens

  • 1011 N. Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46515-0476