Tuesday, May 17, 2016

National Bonsai Gallery

When I found out that Washington DC had a bonsai museum at the national Arboretum, I couldn't wait to go. It was an adventure getting there without a car. After a long metro ride, then hopped on a bus and questioned if we choose the right one. Twenty minutes later we eventually ended up at our stop and walked the last few blocks to the Arboretum.

Unfortunately I failed to realize that the Bonsai gallery closed at 4:00 PM and the entire place closed at 5:00. We arrived at 3:45 so I only had a few minutes to race around and look at as many bonsais as I could. Luckily it was just enough time, but I could have probably spent an hour there.



I can't wait until my own bonsais grow as big as these guys.









We were the only ones in the bonsai gallery. It was very peaceful and warm.






Like many things in DC, the arboretum is completely free! It's definitely worth checking out. I loved it, I just wish we had gotten more time to spend looking around.

6 comments:

  1. I love bonsai trees, they're just lovely and having as many as these around to look at must have been so relaxing. I must find the closest arboretum to me as I missed out on the chance of visiting the one in Bath here in England while I was at university. I hope you get the chance to go back and spend longer there. - Tasha

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  2. I spent at least an hour perusing the bonsais when I went to the DC arboretum! It makes me sad to know you had to rush through :( Also, I had a heck of a time finding the arboretum itself, and I was traveling by car! I can't imagine having to walk to it! Looks like it was a beautiful day though :) I spent a good 2 hours wandering around the Asian gardens as well.

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  3. O wow! Those bonsai are amazing. Such great pictures as well. Definitely aspire to creating something so wonderful but when i compare my silly struggling sticks to them i have to laugh. O well, I'll keep trying. It must be such an inspiration to have so many lovely places to visit in a big city.

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  4. O wow! Those bonsai are amazing. Such great pictures as well. Definitely aspire to creating something so wonderful but when i compare my silly struggling sticks to them i have to laugh. O well, I'll keep trying. It must be such an inspiration to have so many lovely places to visit in a big city.

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  5. bonsais are fascinating plants. We got to see some similar ones in NYC and I loved that they were all called some kind of mini forest.

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  6. Incredibly beautiful gallery. I greatly enjoyed seeing these breathtaking bonsai trees, sweet dear, thank you so much for sharing your outing to visit them with us.

    ♥ Jessica

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