The Como Conservatory needs our help to complete the funding for the Japanese Garden experience.We need your help to reach our overall goal.

The Minnesota Bonsai Society has long been a partner in Bonsai with the Como Conservatory. We are thrilled with the upgrades to the Japanese Garden Experience to include a wonderful bonsai display. The MBS has already committed to donate $1000 and our individual members have donated $675. Our ultimate goal is $5000 so we need your help to raise $3325 to get us the rest of the way.

Breaking ground in late 2011, the $2.5 million addition to the historic Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will create year-round viewing of its nationally-acclaimed Bonsai collection and Japanese garden. This new wing will feature a Bonsai Gallery, outdoor Bonsai Garden and Terrace, and realigned Pine Grove walk leading to the Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden (click here to review the plans).

Your donation will help make a difference in getting the project completed. In addition when we reach our goal, a large plaque will be displayed in the exhibit proudly reflecting our group's support of this wonderful gallery.

If you would like more information about the Minnesota Bonsai Society or would like to learn more about the art of bonsai in the state of Minnesota please visit our website at

You can also visit us at our monthly general meetings which are free and open to everyone. You do not have to be a member to attend. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (there is no meeting in January) at Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave., St. Paul. The doors open at 6:30. Meetings start at 7:00 and generally last about 2 hours.

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