In April of 2007, this new garden opened to display the Garden’s wonderful Bonsai Collection. Mr. Ishii’s generosity has allowed the Garden to create this setting for one of the best bonsai displays in the area. The specimens are rotated throughout the season so that visitors can see the wonderful horticultural works of art we have at the Garden. This beautiful display is located next to the Garden Railway.
The bonsai collection began with the donation of a collection of trees from Mr. and Mrs. James Wattenbarger of Cookeville, Tennessee. Additional donations have been received from members of the Living Art Bonsai Society, including Roy McCorkle from Athens, John Mullins from Chattanooga, and John Landers from Florence.