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Bonsai Virtual Tour
Bonsai Virtual Tour

Bonsai Map The miniature masterpieces that we call bonsai and penjing are the pinnacle of gardening skill, and the National Bonsai & 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 & Penjing Museum, established in 1976, is the most comprehensive of its kind in North America. It is dedicated to the display, education and scholarly study of bonsai and related art forms. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is undoubtedly one of Washington's key attractions for plant lovers.

We provide for you here a 'short' Virtual Tour of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. You are invited to start at the begining and follow the "slides" through the Ellen Gordon Allan Entrance Garden, the Cryptomeria Walk, the International Pavilion, the Chinese Pavilion, the Japanese Stroll Garden, the Japanese Pavilion, the North American Pavilion, the Tropical Conservatory, and the Lecture/Demonstration Area. If you prefer, and/or are a return visitor, you are welcome to start at a specific pavilion or garden, or even at any point along the path.

  

Virtual Tour Options:

 Start here, at the beginning.

 Go directly to a specific Pavilion, Garden or anywhere on the Tour by clicking a specific spot on the Map below.

 Browse thumbnail images of the Virtual Tour with links to each specific spot.

  Go back to the USNA Virtual Tours Introduction page.

Click a name or number to go to that slide Go to slide 1-3 Go to Entance slide Go to slide 4 Go to slide 5 Go to slide 6 Go to Cryptomeria Walk start slide Go to slide 7-8 Go to International Pavilion Entrance slide Go to slide 10-14 Go to International Pavilion slides Go to slide 15 Go to slide 16 Go to slide 17 Go to Chinese Pavilion Entrance slide Go to slide 18 Go to slide 19 Go to slide 20 Go to Lecture/Demonstration Center slide Go to Lecture/Demonstration Center slide Go to Tropical Conservatory slide 36 Go to Tropical Conservatory slide Go to North American Pavilion slides 31-34 Go to North American Pavilion slide Go to North American Pavilion Entrance slide Go to Japanese Stroll Garden Entrance slide Go to Japanese Pavilion Entrance slide Go to Japanese Pavilion slides Go to Japanese Stroll Garden Entrance slide 23 Go to Japanese Pavilion slides Go to Japanese Pavilion slides 24-29 Go to slide 38 - Thanks!

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Last Updated   December 28, 2009 12:11 PM
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