Education

A Museum of Learning 

All bonsai are living plants and as such, they are growing and changing.  We are always trying to improve the health and beauty of the bonsai.

There are times throughout the year when the bonsai may look unkempt.  For example, branches may be permitted to elongate in order to strengthen or to modify the design.  You would think that these trees would be taken out of the display garden but we feel that this would deprive you of an education in the training steps for bonsai.  In this way, you will understand better that the art of bonsai is a process, not just a product.

Garden Glimpse is a column in the Golden Statements meant to replace the Collection Connection Newsletter. Watch for it on a regular basis in the Golden Statements magazine or sign up for an emailed version by sending us an email at bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com. Please place the words “Add me to the Email List” in the header.

Collection Connection Newsletter

As part of our continued effort to provide education concerning the art of bonsai to the followers of the art and to encourage interest from the young, we have posted a PDF version of the Collection Connection. It was an 8 page newsletter filled with ideas and stories about work in the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt, events, and interviews from 2009 – 2012.

Fall 2012 Issue
Spring 2012 Issue
Fall 2011 Issue
Spring 2011 Issue
December 2010 Issue
September 2010 Issue
May 2010 Issue
February 2010 Issue
September 2009 Issue
June 2009 Issue
March 2009 Issue