2018 6thUS NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION Review
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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.
This year’s 2018 US National Bonsai Exhibition was held in East Rochester, New York on September 8-9, 2018. Over 40 volunteers worked hard from the Rochester area and also Canada, North Carolina and Ithaca from Tuesday through Friday to build backgrounds for showcasing nearly 300 of the finest bonsai in the United States and Canada. The Total Sports Experience venue is a 55,000 sq. ft. facility with superb lighting, high ceilings with the floor covered in soft green Astroturf. It holds two indoor soccer fields, one used for the bonsai exhibition and the other for the sales area. Jamie Hammond and Brian Cummings from the sports complex warmly welcomed us and assisted to present the bonsai and control the crowds. Guests traveled from Europe, South Africa, Australia, Japan, and South America as well as throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico to visit an exhibition of the highest level bonsai in our country. An area with large and small tables was available for visitors to enjoy bonsai fellowship. Everyone was friendly, no politics and many commented that their visit was like a large family reunion. One of the main reasons for organizing the US National Bonsai Exhibitions is to elevate the quality and understanding bonsai while uniting the American bonsai community. Our common interest in bonsai shines through as we appreciate bonsai from all corners of our country. Exhibitors from 27 states, Canada and Puerto Rico prepared some of their beautiful bonsai to share with the…
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