Not your typical Mother’s Day

By on May 2, 2014


She will show it to everyone, brag about it for years to come, possess something almost nobody does and you will be her star! That’s the promise we make for this Mother’s Day at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden’s Penjing Sale, May 10 and 11 from 10 am – 4 pm. Entrance to the penjing show and sale included in Garden admission. Penjing price from $5 – $50.

Practiced in China for over 2000 years, penjing means a potted landscape and it canbealmost anything found in a natural landscape and reduced to miniature proportions. In order to keep the penjing in the desired shape and scale, the branches, leaves, and even the roots must be pruned to achieve the correct proportion. Even the pot or tray in which the penjing is made must bring out the beauty, elegance and sublimity of the tree.

For these two days only you can see the exhibition of the Penjing Club’s prized penjing and purchase your own living sculptures. Pin Lee, Garden’s Penjing Master and other penjing experts will be on hand with tips on how to care for this fascinating live art form.