Pennsylvania Bonsai Society Exhibits
PBS members participate in two main bonsai exhibits during the year, the Philadelphia Flower Show (March) and at the Japanese House(September). Both shows feature 12-16 trees. PBS members have also displayed bonsai at the MidAtlantic Spring Festivals and American Bonsai Society Conventions.

From the Philadelphia Flower Show:
2013 Exhibit
2012 Exhibit
2011 Exhibit
2010 Exhibit
2009 Exhibit
2008 Exhibit
2007 Exhibit
2006 Exhibit
2005 Exhibit
2004 Exhibit
2003 Exhibit
2002 Exhibit
2001 Exhibit
2000 Exhibit


"Moon gates" at the Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibit. Each member's tree is spotlighted within the moon gate's circular frame. Lighting is then adjusted to spotlight the tree's foilage or the silhouette of the tree.The moon gates allow the trees to be visually isolated from each other, creating a viewport in which each tree may be seen at its best. The overall effect of the display is very stunning.

2010 Exhibit

Randy Naftal (Juniper)


David Tettemer ( Japanese Larch)

Howard McNeal (Scots Pine)

Chase Rosade (Kingsville Boxwood)

Frank Rechner (Boxwood)

Flex Houvig (Pitch pine)

Karen Harkaway (Hinoki Cypress)

Paul Krasner ((Ponderosa pine))


Allen Slye (Japanese White Pine)


Andrew Klein (Korean Hornbeam)



Karen Harkaway (Ficus)

Flex Houvig (Alpine Fir)

Jim Brant (Japanese Hornbeam)

Flower Show Exhibit Chair---Randy Naftal