37th Annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit
August 15 - 17, 2014


Our August show is our show with the longest history, going into year 37 in 2014. It is one of the biggest regional shows in the nation. Centered on the Chicago Botanic Garden's Permanent Collection, featuring almost 50 world-class trees, it’s a showplace of trees from across the midwest. Enthusiasts from five states bring their trees to be judged in the main hall at the Garden's Regenstein Center - with this year's Guest Master Rodney Clemons. There are no residency or membership restrictions for entering the show - any tree that can make it to Chicago is welcome to be entered. Click Here to download a tree registration form that you can fill out in advance and bring with your tree. Please make sure your trees are thoroughly watered before being registered for the show. Trees will be spot-watered only throughout the weekend.

Along with this fabulous display of regional talent, there are over a dozen national vendors, workshops, free demonstrations, and a banquet with a silent auction.
Future dates for the Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit:



2014 - 37th Show, August 15 - 17 - Guest Artist Rodney Clemons
2015 - 38th Show, August 14 - 16
2016 - 39th Show, August 20 - 22
2017 - 40th Show, August 19 - 21






August 2013 Best of Show & 1st Place Professional