The Bay Area Bonsai Associates (BABA) held their 27th annual show at Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California this past weekend. The event kicked off with their well-reknown reception and demo Saturday night, this year provided by Boon Manakitivipart, and continued through Sunday.
The exhibit was an unquestionable success, featuring a good mix of varieties that included trees from California and beyond, including this fine shimpaku:
The tree won the National Bonsai Award at the inaugural National Bonsai Exhibit in Washington D.C. last fall. Congratulations again Jim!
I can’t over-emphasize how quickly BABA’s collection has been developing over the past few years. Going to this show provides a super example of the difference good bonsai work – and attention to detail – can make on a collection.
Of course, it’s always fun to see familiar faces too.
Jim and Seiji
View more photos from the exhibit.
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