See dozens of bonsai trees at Waterfront Botanical Gardens

Little trees, big event.

Small tree growing out of a rock.

The Greater Louisville Bonsai Society is a membership-based club that’s been around since the 1970s.

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In excitement for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens’ forthcoming, two-acre Japanese Garden, the Clifton-based botanical gardens, which was built on top of a former city dump, is hosting a Spring Bonsai Weekend this month.

The free, two-day event will take place on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

In collaboration with the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society (established in 1971), the non-juried bonsai show will give plant lovers a look into this Japanese + East Asian art of growing miniature trees with 12+ bonsais on display. The weekend also includes presentations, people’s choice awards, and — on Sunday — Japanese cultural demonstrations.