Botanic Gardens to host Bonsai exhibit

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- The Albuquerque Botanic Gardens is hosting a miniature event.

The ABQ Bonsai Club will be showcasing their beautifully designed bonsai trees during the Annual Bonsai Club show.

Bonsai, pronounced bone-sigh, is a Japanese art of creating miniature trees and landscapes. Bonsai creates the illusion of a fully grown tree in a smaller form.

There are two components of this tree and the first is the horticulture. It’s all about keeping the tree alive wile growing it in a small container. The second is creating the illusion of a mature tree.

The Botanic Garden will be hosting the Bonsai show May 9th and 10th showing a formal display of the trees from the collections of the club members.

Club members range from beginners to those who have been practicing this art for over 20 years.

The club was founded in 1975 and is open to anyone who is interested in learning the art.

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