AE21 Bonsai at The North Carolina Arboretum: More Than Meets the Eye [Package]


Bonsai at The North Carolina Arboretum: More Than Meets the Eye

ONLINE*  Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m.; February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24

Instructor: Arthur Joura

Package of five sessions: $25 Member | $50 Non-member

Per session: $5 Member | $10 Non-member
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Bonsai is a much favored feature of the Arboretum's identity, and not without reason. Visitors to the Bonsai Exhibition Garden marvel at the miniature trees and landscapes on display. The small scale of bonsai is certainly a key ingredient in the attention they attract, but at the Arboretum there is another, less obvious, element of interest, and it is hiding in plain sight. 

Bonsai Curator Arthur Joura presents an in-depth look at bonsai at The North Carolina Arboretum in a new series of monthly online talks for Adult Education Programs. If you are among the many who are enchanted by what you see in the Arboretum's bonsai garden, you will want to experience this revealing glimpse into the collection when Joura and special guests help us see “More Than Meets the Eye.”  

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be sent by email the day prior to the class. A recording of each session will be made available to registered participants for a limited period to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


Arthur Joura has been the bonsai Curator at The North Carolina Arboretum, in Asheville, NC, since the inception of the bonsai program in 1992. Joura has studied bonsai with some of the leading bonsai authorities in the United States, and was received as an official student to the Nippon Bonsai Association in Japan. He has taught extensively in the eastern U.S. and has been featured in numerous publications for his work with the Arboretum’s bonsai collection. In his curation of the Arboretum’s bonsai program, Joura constantly seeks to forge connections between the art of bonsai and the Arboretum’s mission to promote appreciation of the flora and culture of the Southern Appalachians.


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Additional donations are always welcome and appreciated. Proceeds from donations go to support intergenerational education at the North Carolina Arboretum.