The Pacific Bonsai Museum is an outdoor gallery of very special specimens of "tortured trees". About 60 of the large collection are on display at any one time. It shares grounds with the Rhododendron Species Foundation Garden, which we also visited, on the campus of what was formerly the headquarters of the Weyerhaeuser Co., a forest products industry. The campus is beautiful, with woodlands and a large meadow, and there are differing opinions as to what will become of it, but some development is inevitable. What ever happens, the Bonsai Museum and the Rhododendron garden are to be protected.
The path to both from the parking lot lets you know this is a special place.
Ground cover -Canadian dogwoodA few tropical trees are indoors in a greenhouse gallery.
The rest are displayed like this, on outdoor benches.
That green wall is actually well trimmed small leaf ivy on a cyclone fence.
Currently there is a display honoring Dan Robinson, a local bonsai artist who likes a more natural style, as found in the wild, which he calls "Gnarly".
This place is a Mecca for Bonsai oficianodos, and just a wonderful place to visit and learn for those appreciative of the beauty of living art.