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RMBS Heritage Tree Collection

Extraordinary bonsai created by RMBS members. These world-class trees have a special provenance and have been in training prior to the year 2000. 

Bob Kataoka and Kai Kawahara have exceptional bonsai on display at PBM "World War Bonsai: Remembrance and Resilience"

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The Denver Botanic Garden's Sho-fu-En, Garden of the Pines and Wind, is a very special place to the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society.  This two-acre Japanese garden...

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There are two Heritage trees having RMBS beginnings currently in the permanent collection of the Pacific Bonsai Museum and they both are Bob Kataoka bonsai. The museum...

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the popular "Beginning Bonsai" class at the Denver Botanic Gardens taught by RMBS's Larry Jackel and Hal Sasaki.

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RMBS Heritage Trees

Jan 2019

Our first salute to RMS members' heritage trees begins with Todd Schlafer's trees...

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The Denver Botanic Garden’s Sho-Fu-En Japanese gardens expanded in 2012 to include a Bonsai Pavilion and traditional tea house which were part of the original master plan...

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"Bonsai has a beginning but no end" - John Naka. A bonsai is a living heirloom that can be passed down for generations.

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