10th Annual Spring Bonsai Show

May 17 - 18, 2014


A newer tradition for the Midwest Bonsai Society is their Spring Show. Started in 2004, it skipped a year in 2006 due to construction at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This year, 2014, marks its 10th anniversary, and it looks to be a good show. It is a smaller show than our annual August show, but still worth the trip to view the display of member trees, the courtyard of vendors, and the workshops and demonstrations.

The Spring Show is held in the Burnstein Hall of the newly remodeled Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and it's timing corresponds with the Garden's collection coming out of winter storage in the spring. Our theme for our spring show is Education - we invite members to bring trees in various training stages, accompanied by explanations of what the processes being used are. This has turned into a very popular format that we will continue in 2014.

Future dates for the May show include:



2015 - May 16 & 17
2016 - May 21 & 22
2017 - May 20 & 21