9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The North Carolina Arboretum’s bonsai collection will be on display in the Bonsai Exhibition Garden and the main bonsai exhibit will be held on the first floor of the Education Center. The Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International will host a special ikebana exhibit on the second floor of the Education Center. Vendors will have live bonsai plants and supplies available for purchase in the Bonsai Marketplace, located in the Baker Exhibit Center.
11 a.m. to 12 noon – Free ikebana educational program, “Ikebana Goes Appalachia,” lecture and demonstration by Suzanne Dillingham, junior master in the Ichiyou School. Held in the first floor classrooms of the Education Center.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – 2017 Carolina Bonsai Expo Main Event presentation: “Another Day at the Office,” featuring international bonsai artist Jack Sustic, illustrated lecture and live bonsai demonstration program located in the first floor classrooms of the Education Center. Registration and fees required