Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Japanese Garden

One of my favorite gardens in the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the Japanese Garden. The Japanese Garden predates the 1976 founding of the Atlanta Botanical's been around since the 1960s!

Japanese Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Japanese Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Did you know that today's Atlanta Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden does not have bonsai? Originally,  there were quite a few, but things happened. Today, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the site of monthly meetings and a highly impressive annual show of the Atlanta Bonsai Society.

I know it may be a little early to talk about the Bonsai Show—given that it's not until May—but time goes by so quickly these'll be here before you know it! So, mark your calendars for the weekend of May 18-19, 2013.

The Society also holds an annual auction (great for those new to working with bonsai) in August, and they will also be at the annual JapanFest in Gwinnett County in September.

If you're interested in learning more about bonsai or even hanging with fellow bonsai enthusiasts, consider joining the Atlanta Bonsai Society...looks to me like they have a great time.

Enjoy the above pre-sized Facebook Cover Photo and be sure to head over to the wanderlust ATLANTA Facebook Page for more Cover Photos and lots more information about Atlanta (and surrounding area) events.

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