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30th annual Bonsai Show taking place this weekend at Cheekwood

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 10:04:01-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Bonsai Society is hosting its annual Bonsai Show at Cheekwood this weekend. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Bonsai Show.

The show this year is set to feature upwards of 40 bonsai trees, Kusamono plantings (plants designed to be viewed with bonsai), foreign trees and native trees displayed as bonsai. Each display has been created by a different member of the Nashville Bonsai Society.

The idea behind bonsai displayed this way is to show it outside of the yard and put an artistic light on it.

Guests will also be able to enter a raffle for a Satsuki Azalea - a type of plant that is native to the mountains of Japan and popular for use in bonsai for its colorful flowers.

Brussel Martin, founder and owner of Brussel's Bonsai, is scheduled to lead a planting demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. He will take a piece of raw material and style it to make a first iteration of bonsai.

The Bonsai Show will be held in Cheekwood's Massey Auditorium. It will last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is included with general admission and is free for Cheekwood members. Brussel's demonstration will only take place on Saturday. For more information on the Bonsai Show this weekend, you can visit Cheekwood's website.

The Nashville Bonsai Society has been an active group in the Nashville area for over 30 years, and was founded to promote the enjoyment, education and appreciation for bonsai. They welcome everyone who is interested in the art.

For five other things to do in and around the Nashville area this weekend, go here.