Sonoma Botanical Garden

Sonoma Botanical Garden 

On June 10, 2024, Redwood Empire Bonsai Society’s president Ivan Lukrich and member George Haas were treated to a VIP tour and lunch by the Sonoma Botanical Garden’s executive director Jeannie Perales. The visit to the Sonoma Botanical Garden (SBG) was to coordinate efforts in the planning of next year’s exhibition entitled “Wood & Stone: Zen & the Art of Bonsai.” 

January 10 – March 30, 2025 (11 weeks)

Opening reception: evening of Thursday, January 9.

A partnership between SBG and REBS.

Featuring elements:

​Interactive zen rock garden
​Shiski odoshi (Japanese deer scarer)
​Moon or Tori gate entrance
​Japanese garden lantern

Join us at SBG in Glen Ellen for “Wood & Stone: Zen & the Art of Bonsai,” an exhibition that celebrates the timeless beauty and meditative practice of bonsai. This exhibition, presented in collaboration with the REBS, will feature an exquisite collection of bonsai trees and related stone viewing art, showcasing the delicate balance and profound simplicity of these ancient art forms. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the artistry and philosophy behind bonsai, appreciating the intricate relationship between nature and human creativity. Immerse yourself in the serene world of bonsai and meet the artists behind these living masterpieces.

While touring the SBG property, Ivan and George took in the sights of an ongoing SBG exhibition, entitled

“Ribbit Exhibit: A Whimsical Garden Experience.”

Photos by George Haas

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