A Visit To Elandan Gardens
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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.
Elandan Gardens is a beautiful and unique six acre natural oasis featuring the bonsai artistry of Dan Robinson. The garden opened in 1993 in Bremerton, Washington which is a short distance from Seattle. This is an excellent location to appreciate the art of bonsai pioneer Dan Robinson who introduced power tools to the bonsai world. Dan’s bonsai are truly unique, and clearly show the respect he has for old, ancient trees surviving the elements of nature. Dead tree trunks, an and snags are prominently displayed with the bonsai as well as interesting stones. He enjoys explaining how and when he collected his world class bonsai revealing secrets of nature one might miss when casually seeing the trees. Most of his bonsai include signs which explain the history and other interesting facts about the trees. Elandan Gardens was built on reclaimed land, which was formerly a landfill on the Kitsap Peninsula on the water. Many of the bonsai are displayed with a lovely waterfront view which make for a great background when photographing. Every turn throughout the garden surprises visitors with beautiful bonsai, stone displays, old interesting dead tree trunks and stone sculptures. In addition to the living museum of ancient bonsai, Elandan Garden includes a gift shop operated by Dan’s wife Diane. There is an amazing collection of unique and antique clothing, jewelry, art, containers and other whimsical surprises she has collected from Asia, Europe and North America. Every turn in the gift shop reveals treasures to view, appreciate and…
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