Bonsai Exhibit

May 1 - 31, 2024

Everything is better in miniature, especially trees! Explore highlights from our bonsai collection, on display all month with object labels translated in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.

The Collection

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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. 

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Bonsai Demo

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Curious about bonsai care? On Saturday, May 18, Filoli hosts the Kusamura Bonsai Club to demonstrate bonsai pruning and answer all your questions about this ancient art form. Stop by the Dining Room Terrace between 10am - 4pm.