Bonsai

Bonsai Exhibit

May 1 - 31, 2022

Explore highlights from our bonsai collection, on display through the month of May with object labels translated in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese. 

The Collection

Filoli StrokeLine

Explore historic artful miniature replicas of full-grown trees including a 50 year old redwood that is only two feet tall. Filoli’s bonsai collection consists of large historic Bourn and Roth plants as well as smaller plants donated after the Roth era. When the Roths purchased Filoli, these plants continued to be carefully maintained by Lurline Roth’s Japanese gardener Mr. Okasaki. 

Bonsai Foliage

Bonsai Demo

May 21, 2022 | 11am - 4pm

Curious about bonsai care? See this ancient artform first hand; on May 21, Filoli will host the Kusamura Bonsai Club as they prune their bonsai trees and answer your questions about basic bonsai care. Stop by the Dining Room Terrace between 11am - 4pm on Saturday, May 21, to chat about bonsai tips and admire bonsai from both Filoli and Kusamura’s collections.