Susquehanna Bonsai Club

The premiere bonsai club of south-central Pennsylvania

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Hershey Gardens Bonsai Exhibit 2016 – Susquehanna Bonsai Club

The Susquehanna Bonsai club had another great bonsai display once again at Hershey Gardens in 2016. Before we get to some photos here is a note from the club membership chairperson Roxanne Kamin:

Join us in congratulating this year’s winners of the Hershey Garden Exhibit Peoples Choice Awards.  The 2016 favorite was Jesse Cook’s Zelkova. A beautiful tree which reminded all of us of fond childhood memories. Next was Val & Jim Kopenhaver’s  Cypress Forest.  Congratulations to Jim, as he has won a People Choice  award two years running. Ron Bates rounded out this year’s top awards with his Euonymous. Mike Anderson’s Blue Atlas Cedar was also a strong contender. SBC wishes to congratulate each  of the winners. We also want to thank all of the SBC members who donating their time and trees to the 2016 exhibit.  ~ Roxanne

1st place 2016 Peoples Choice Award (chose by the public viewers)


2nd place:


and honorable mentions:



Here are some other pics from the exhibit. Or you can click HERE and check out the exhibits video on Youtube

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Also club member Roxanne was asked to answer a few questions by a local news channel, Penn Live, who posted the video HERE. Check it out!!

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Hershey Gardens Bonsai Exhibit 2015 – Susquehanna Bonsai Club

The 2015 Susquehanna Bonsai Club annual exhibit at Hershey Gardens.


(click on first image to enlarge and scroll through gallery)


(click on first image to enlarge and scroll through gallery)

Once again the Gardens enjoyed a successful exhibit, with over 100 more visitors than in 2014 casting their ballot for their favorite tree. Join us at a future meeting where we will present Carl, Jim and Bob with their awards. A hearty Thank you to all of the SBC members who exhibited trees, managed the care and feeding, set up and took down the exhibit, and shared their weekends working and teaching the public about bonsai. We couldn’t have done it without you! 

Roxanne Kamin

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Hershey Gardens Bonsai Display – Susquehanna Bonsai Club

This years Hershey Garden Bonsai Exhibit has come and gone!

 This year’s exhibit ran from October 11 through November 9. Historically, this has been a very popular exhibit with the Hershey Garden’s visitors and is a great way to introduce the public to the Susquehanna Bonsai Club and was once again this year. As in prior years, visitors to the exhibit were encouraged to vote for their favorite tree and SBC will be offering recognition awards to the three top entries. The exhibit was held in the Butterfly house as before and was such a beautiful and great setting to display some excellent bonsai. So if you didn’t have a chance to visit the Hershey Gardens Bonsai Exhibit this year or you would like to remember how great it was, just click on the first image of the photo gallery and enjoy!

As always, The Susquehanna Bonsai Club appreciates all its viewers and visitors to our site! If you are local and have an interest in bonsai please stop by one of the clubs events and check us out! Thanks again!!

On a side note – The local news station, WGAL, did a great write-up about The Susquehanna Bonsai Club and its exhibit at Hershey Gardens. Check out what they had to say and what a few of the club members had to say during their interviews. Click on the provided link to view the article :

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Hershey Gardens Exhibit 2013 – Susquehanna Bonsai Club

Hershey, Pennsylvania is known as the “sweetest place on Earth”. It is home to the extremely  famous Hershey Chocolate bar and all the other incredibly delicious candy that comes from Hershey. But not far from this magical sweet place is another Hershey place called the Hershey Gardens. The Hershey Gardens is stretched across 23 acres of amazing landscaped grounds with masses of flowers and plants. It’s truly a great place to visit if you are in the area and love flowers and botany. So now your wondering……….. what does this have to with the Susquehanna Bonsai Club? Each year between October-November the Susquehanna Bonsai Club is given the opportunity to set-up a great display of club members bonsai trees in the gardens for the publics viewing. Below you will find pics of some of the trees displayed during the clubs 2013 Hershey Gardens Exhibit. Hopefully this will inspire you to come out next yr and see the exhibit in person 🙂

Japanese White Pine

#22 Blaauw Juniper

Chinese Elm

#4 California Redwood

#5 Chinese Elm

#6 Japanese White Pine

#7 Bittersweet

#8 Korean Hornbeam

#9 Azalia

Tray Landscape 12

#21 Norway spruce


#23 Yew

#24 Ginko

#25 Japanese Maple Forest

#26 Hinoki Cypress

#27 Winterberry

#20 Yew (Taxus baccata)

#1 Mixed Forest

Hershey 2013 Center view

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