Graceful Perserverance Exhibit at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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START: 8:00 AM February 2, 2011
END: 4:30 PM May 1, 2011


This exhibit in the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum features selections from BBG’s permanent collection that represent trees that have adapted to extremely rugged conditions in nature, their uncommon, poetic forms taking shape over countless years of survival in inhospitable environments.

The most enduring trees in nature can be found in some of the most extreme environments, quietly persevering in the unpredictable locations where a seed has fallen and grown. Gnarled trunks and twisted branches speak of years of hardship and adaptation.

The art of bonsai takes moments in time in nature and captures their essence, mood, and atmosphere. The bonsai in this exhibition are shaped to mirror the unexpected beauty of life in challenging environments. Although small in size, these trees show the astute viewer vast expanses of landscape and limitless moments of time—past, present, and future.

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