National Bonsai and Penjing Museum has one of the largest collections of these timeless trees in North America. The Japanese art of bonsai, and its precursor, the Chinese art of penjing, are rooted in the traditions of Asian culture. The placement of branches, styling, and the pot all convey deep symbolism and reverence for nature.
The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, established in 1976, is the most comprehensive of it's kind in North America. It is dedicated to the display, education and scholarly study of bonsai and related art forms. The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum is undoubtedly one of Washington's key attractions for plant lovers.