UPCOMING EXHIBITION

October 13, 2018 – February 17, 2019

FALLING INTO WINTER: Deciduous Bonsai from Fall Color into Winter Silhouette

Bob Hilvers’ Walking Lecture Tour of the next exhibition will be Saturday, October 13 at 1 PM.

BONSAI MASTERS

TWO INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN BONSAI MASTERS WILL VISIT THE CLARK COLLECTION

RYAN NEIL DECEMBER 1-2
Those of you who have had the opportunity to watch Ryan at work, know what a great teacher and artist he is. Visit
the Bonsai Mirai website to see more: https://bonsaimirai.com

WILL BADDELEY, from Great Britain, is famous for his masterful bonsai deadwood carving. He will be visiting the Collection for one day in March (date & time TBA) Google him to see a number of YouTube videos of him at work.

FOCUS ON LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE

Among the work that we will focus on in September will be to conduct an assessment of the repair and replenishment needs of the bonsai exhibit area. This is a joint responsibility between the CBCS and the Shinzen Landscape Committee. On Fri., Sep. 7th we will conduct a walk-through of the bonsai exhibit area to identify maintenance needs and then develop a work plan and budget for costs from there. Those Curatorial Team Members that have experience with the landscaping and supporting systems are requested to participate. We have all noticed that we have a weed problem in the bonsai exhibit landscaping. Now that the weather isn’t so horrible, we need to focus one of our workdays on getting our planting beds back in shape. This work is scheduled to start on Wed., Sep. 12th. We will attempt to get some additional help, in the form of community service volunteers, to give us a hand.

MESSAGE FROM THE CURATOR

First let me offer heartfelt gratitude and commiseration for all of our team members, Curatorial, Host/Docent and Garden Guardians, that persevered through the appalling conditions of summer heat and unhealthful air quality of these past few weeks. We have not endured a summer like this one, and I dare say we are not interested in repeating the experience. You have all done a marvelous job in serving our visitors and keeping the Collection in the best condition possible under the circumstances. Having said that we all understand that the summer has had its way with the Collection assets (bonsai) and the landscaping of the bonsai exhibit area. Now that the mornings are becoming wonderful again, and we can actually enjoy being outdoors, we have our work cut out for us to repair and replenish the landscaping and address concerns with the damage done to the bonsai themselves.

BONSAI VOLUNTEER NEWS

A LONG HOT, SMOKY SUMMER

Many thanks to Curatorial Team members who endured the excessive heat and bad air to keep the bonsai thriving and looking their best and to all the docents who kept the bonsai garden open to our visitors who came from near and far to admire the outstanding Going Native exhibition.