BONSAI Collection

The Bonsai collection at Como honors a Japanese art. Bonsai, pronounced bone-sigh, means “tree in a pot.” It is an art form with origins that go back more than 2,000 years when Japanese emigrants adapted a similar art form developed in China.

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory houses the largest public Bonsai collection in the upper Midwest.

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s first bonsai were a donation of trees previously displayed at, and owned, by First Bank System, Inc., in 1987.

The Conservatory’s bonsai collection can be found in The Ordway Gardens.