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; Goshin by John Naka.


Goshin by John Naka



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