Talented bonsai artists from New England will display their best bonsai on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 – 11, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, Massachusetts. Have you bought or received a bonsai and it died? Come to this informative show and find out why, with bonsai experts to answer your questions. If you can raise a houseplant, you can grow bonsai. Hours are 10 – 5, club and individuals will compete in this judged show, vendors will sell plant material, pots, and accessories, and there will be ongoing lectures and educational opportunities. Bonsai (Japanese for “tray gardening”) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees and plants grown in containers. The tree and the pot form a single harmonious unit where the shape, texture and color of one, compliments the other. In Western culture, the word “bonsai” is used as an umbrella term for both Japanese bonsai and Chinese penjing. The Japanese form, “bonsai” is both derived from, and a form of Chinese penjing. Free with admission to Tower Hill. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org.