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Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 31st Annual Exhibit

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Saturday, April 6, 2019,
10am - 5pm

$5 Includes Museum Admission | Free for Members

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Come enjoy the largest display of bonsai trees in Santa Cruz at this one-of-a-kind two-day festival.

Watch special musical and dance performances, join workshops with bonsai masters, and wander through three floors of artful bonsai trees.

80 year old Atlantic Cedar, Designed and owned by Robert Stoll

Enter the raffle to take home your very own bonsai tree or purchase one on site with all the pots, shears, and pre-bonsai needs right there.

Not sure how to take care of a bonsai? No problem. Assistance will be available on site and you will be personally invited to join the bonsai club. At the club, we learn how to maintain and grow our bonsais together while learning from local bonsai masters.


10am: MAH and Bonsai Festival Opens
11am: The Watsonville Taiko will perform at the corner of Pacific and Cooper
2pm: Bonsai Master, Mike Pistello, will demonstrate the techniques of creating an artistic tree for bonsais of all sizes
5pm: MAH and Bonsai Festival Closes

See Sunday's Schedule

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