National
Bonsai Foundation

The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Washington

The National Bonsai Foundation is located inside the US National Arboretum, and was opened in 1976, with 53 Bonsai trees donated by the Nippon Bonsai Association.

The NBF also has a collection of Penjing trees, gifted by China in 1972 and by Dr. Yee sun-Wu from Hong Kong. Finally there is a section with donated trees from within the US. With these three large donations the collection of the National Bonsai Foundation was immediately well respected.

Enjoy these images and the video we shot there!

The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
The entrance of The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
Goshin by John Naka
One of the collection's most famous trees; US National bonsai: Goshin.
Goshin by John Naka
Goshin.
Goshin by John Naka
The trunks of Goshin.
windswept Elm bonsai
Great windswept Elm.
Maple bonsai
Maple in the courtyard.
Outdoor bonsai
Outdoor exhibit.
Hiroshima bonsai
The Bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima blast, The Yamaki Pine.

The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum

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