Now in its 16th year, the Carolina Bonsai Expo is the premier event hosted by the Arboretum. Featuring juried exhibits by bonsai enthusiasts from throughout the southeast, a renowned bonsai marketplace, workshops, free demonstrations, and an Ikebana exhibit, the Expo is a two-day horticultural extravaganza. Each year, a special guest bonsai artist provides educational programs for the public and a critique of the show for the benefit of participating clubs. This year’s guest is Mr. Walter Pall of Austria, who is widely recognized as one of the leading western bonsai artists in the world today. The Expo is a perfect occasion to explore the Arboretum’s Bonsai Exhibition Garden, which offers a world-class display that innovatively establishes bonsai in the context of the Southern Appalachians.