Midwest Bonsai Society, August Exhibition, Aug 16-18, 2019

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Our August Exhibition has the longest history, going into its 42nd year in 2019. It is one of the largest regional shows in the nation. Centered on the Chicago Botanic Garden's Permanent Collection, featuring over 50 world-class trees, it’s a showplace of trees from across the Midwest and beyond. Enthusiasts from across the country bring their trees to be judged in the main hall at the Garden's Regenstein Center.

We have a review of the August 2017 Exhibition available here. We also have a review of the 2015 Exhibit available with that year's winners.

The show is free, but regular parking rates apply for entry to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Traveling from out of town? Many of the hotels near the Chicago Botanic Garden offer discounted rates.

EXHIBITION SITE HERE
 

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The Midwest Bonsai Socity is hosting a Bonsai Exhibition this weekend May 11th and 12th. The Exhibit will be held at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

The May show is geared more towards education than judging. Therefore trees in all stages of development will be displayed.

There will be a vendor area as well with pots, trees and supplies available
 

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I think maybe my wife will let me make one bonsai trip this year, would the Midwest Bonsai Society, August Exhibition be the one to attend?
Yes, it is one of the top shows in the Midwest. There are a number of top Bonsai teachers that have workshops scheduled. These is also a large numbers of vendors with top vendors.

Vendors usually include the likes of Sara Ryaner, Andy Smith and Meheen’s Miniatures to show the distances the vendors travel and their diversity.

Owen Reich, Walter Pall, and Jennifer Price have attended in the past as well.
 
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Looks like there is a Marriott just across the way. Where do all the cool kids hang out?
Do you have a meet & greet for B'nutters?
 

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I used to live within walking distance of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and used to walk to meetings of the Midwest Bonsai Society. Great group, and extremely well-organized. It's where I first met Sara Rayner, @William N. Valavanis , David De Groot, Hugh Meehan, Frank Mihalic, and many others (this was 25 years ago). The August Exhibition is the largest bonsai show that I am aware of anywhere in the Midwest. It is certainly as big as the big shows here on the West Coast.

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Sad I don't live there now... because we would be having Bonsai Nut after-hours in my back yard :) I would hope we would make enough noise to get busted by the Highland Park cops... just so I could tell them it's a party of crazed bonsai enthusiasts and see the expressions on their faces! :)
 

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