The Pacific Bonsai Museum is located in a wonderfully forested area, close to Seattle. It offers a great collection of over one hundred trees, all from Pacific Rim nations. We visited the museum recently, find some photos in this article as well as a video!



A few photos from the museum

Museum bonsai displays

The displays at the museum are wonderfully minimal. Trees are periodically rotated between the growing area and display area in order to add variety and seasonal interest to the exhibit.


Bonsai trunk

Closeup on the trunk and tiny mushrooms.


Aarin Packard from the museum

The new curator (Aarin Packard) and Oscar from Bonsai Empire. David De Groot served as the curator of the Pacific Bonsai Museum from its opening in 1989 until his retirement in 2014.


Sierra Juniper bonsai

The newly aqcuired Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis), from Ryan Neil. The tree boasts some of the most unique deadwood seen on a juniper and has been aptly nicknamed "Captain Hook."


Museum in forest setting

Set in the middle of a forest, a great display amidst nature.



Video of the Pacific Bonsai Museum


Address: 2515 S 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98003, United States. Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays (closed Mondays), 10AM – 4PM year-round. Visit the museum website here.