Public Favorites from 2021 BBS Annual Show


The Badger Bonsai Society 2021 Annual Show held this past weekend at Olbrich Gardens was a resounding success. With 59 individual trees on display, 4 bonsai demonstrations, and an estimated 1300 to 1400 individuals attending was a welcome respite from being cooped up due to COVID-19.

The public cast a total of 1155 votes. The top 3 trees are shown below. Note that the manilla identity card at the front-right or front-left of each image is 3.5 inches wide, so you can use that to judge the size of the bonsai tree in the images.

The public #1 favorite tree was: tree #41, a Boxwood, estimated to be 30 years old, and in training as a bonsai for 25 years, and displayed by Chris.

Public Favorite … tree #41

The public #2 favorite tree was: tree #27, a Korean Hornbeam, estimated to be 70 years old, and in training as a bonsai for 40 years, and displayed by Ron.

Public’s second favorite … tree #27

The public #3 favorite tree was: tree #44, a Japanese Maple, estimated to be 14 years old, and in training as a bonsai for 12 years, and displayed by Chris.

Public’s third favorite … tree #44

The Badger Bonsai Society is grateful for the hosting of this event by Olbrich Gardens and the ongoing assistance of the Olbrich Gardens Management and Staff.

And in particular, thank you to all of the public attendees whom allowed us to share our passion for bonsai with you on this past weekend — your questions, comments and interests is very much appreciated.

May-13-2021 meeting at Olbrich


Masks and safe-distancing is required.

Meeting will be in the Olbrich Gardens “Atrium” … this is on the first floor, below where our meetings are normally held.   Meeting is from 6:30pm to a later time of 9:00pm this month.

Agenda of May meeting:

  • new member introductions
  • comments on World Bonsai Day on May-8th
  • plans for Jun-10th meeting
  • plans / schedule for Annual Show May 15th and 16th
  • last minute preparation tips for displaying your trees
  • RonF demonstration of repotting a previously potted bonsai
  • review any “Show’n’Tell” items … gets you an extra door prize ticket
  • door prizes

May-2021 BBS Newsletter … needs PDF reader

Best and Safest wishes to all our members and followers !!!

Wayne (updated May-9th)
Badger Bonsai Society