Nashville Bonsai Society Annual Club Show - Cheekwood
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The Nashville Bonsai Society, an active proponent for enjoyment, education and appreciation of the art of bonsai in Nashville for over 49 years, invites you to Cheekwood for our Statewide Bonsai Show the weekend of July 20th and 21st.

Five separate bonsai clubs will participate this year with 60 displays of trees. There will be an exhibit of Kusamono (accent plants) and Suiseki (viewing stones) as well. Numerous vendors will be selling a variety of trees, plants and pots. Additionally, The Nashville Bonsai Society will have its 50th Anniversary merchandise on sale to launch donation support for the society’s endeavors in 2025.

The Statewide Bonsai Show will be judged by Brussel Martin from Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery out of Olive Branch, Mississippi. He will also give a full bonsai demonstration on a tree, which will be raffled off at the end of the day on Saturday. Workshops open to the public will be announced as the event date approaches (pre-registration is required).

Man dressing a Bonsai Tree

Schedule of Events


Saturday, July 22

10 AM – Owen Reich will judge and critique the displays. We will have awards in several categories:

  • Best Shohin
  • Best Conifer
  • Best Deciduous
  • Best Tropical
  • Best Display
  • People’s Choice
  • Best Novice display

1 PM – Bonsai Demonstration by Owen Reich.

Join us on Saturday at 1:00 PM for an extraordinary bonsai demo by Nashville bonsai artist Owen Reich. Having undergone his bonsai apprenticeship in Japan, Owen brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the world of bonsai, specializing in deciduous bonsai. During this demo, Owen will captivate the audience with discussions on bonsai techniques and concepts, sharing his expertise acquired through his extensive training. As an exciting conclusion to the demo, the featured tree will be raffled off, with all proceeds dedicated to supporting the Nashville Bonsai Society. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the artistry of Owen Reich and contribute to the thriving bonsai community in Nashville.

Sunday, July 23

10am – 4pm

Bonsai Show open to the public

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