In just under twelve months from today, the doors will open for the first Pacific Bonsai Expo, "An Exhibition of Extraordinary Bonsai". We are proud and excited to be co-creators and sponsors of this event with Jonas Dupuich of Bonsai Tonight. The Pacific Bonsai Expo is a juried exhibition featuring outstanding bonsai displays and a selection of the community's top vendors.
We wanted to give you a sneak peek into what the event venue looks like. The Pacific Bonsai Expo will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Bridge Yard, an East Bay Regional Park District Facility in the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline Park.
Eric's Shimpaku juniper in front of the Bridge Yard
Yaupon holly inside the Bridge Yard
Thinking ahead of to November 12-13, 2022 makes today a great day to look at your garden and see what your trees look like at this time of year. Why? Because preparing bonsai for exhibits often starts one or more years ahead of the event. Checking your trees twelve months (or more) out can give you a good idea of what a tree will look like at the time of the event. If you're considering entering a tree to be considered for the Pacific Bonsai Expo, check out this have basic information on the event website. The submission period opens in February and runs through April 2022. Bookmark the site and check back periodically, as we'll be updating it with more information ahead of the submission period.
In the meantime, watch Eric and Jonas introduce the Pacific Bonsai Expo and discuss the basics of the jurying process. Please leave us any questions you have in the video's comments!