I love Bonsai Trees. Back in my kid-free days when I still had a green thumb, I really wanted one, but they were at their peak of popularity and I couldn’t afford one. Now I just can’t keep anything that doesn’t cry or bark alive. So last year, my husband and kids took me to the Mother’s Day Bonsai Exhibit at Como Zoo. That was a great day and the trees being showcased are remarkable examples of the skill and patience real bonsai masters need.
The nice thing about this exhibit is that it’s at Como Zoo. Once the kids start getting squirmy, you can explore the animals together, have a picnic lunch if weather cooperates, and even hit the playground equipment. Oh, and the Zoo Mobile started running last week. So you can park and ride and make your kids even happier.
If, after your visit you have some interest in trying your hand at the art of Bonsai, The Minnesota Bonsai Society offers classes for beginners and beyond. You can also purchase a starter kit in Como Zoo’s Garden Safari Gift Shop.