August 2018 – The Brevard Zoo, near Kennedy Space Center, has had a permanent bonsai display for over 12 years. Each year though, the zoo expands the display for one weekend and in conjunction with the Bonsai Society of Brevard host a low-key bonsai exhibition. This is “show what you brought” event with no pretension, aimed to encourage BSOB members to continue to develop their trees and to help educate the public about bonsai. In addition to the exhibit, there are regular demonstrations, vendors, and a children’s workshop.
In addition to displays outdoors, all weekend there was work sessions set up near the exhibit for people to watch routine bonsai work being done.