The Carolina Bonsai Expo features the juried work of bonsai enthusiasts from bonsai clubs in a six-state region of the United States. Every year the Expo includes free educational programming, workshops, a bonsai marketplace featuring plants, pots, tools and books for sale, ikebana displays and a live auction of bonsai and bonsai-related items.
The North Carolina Arboretum does not charge admission per person, only a parking fee. Parking is only $8 per personal vehicle, $30 per commercial vehicle, and $50 for buses. Cash and check are accepted at the Gatehouse; Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the Gatehouse but limited to parking fee only. Parking is free the first Tuesday of each month; parking is always free for members.
April 1 to October 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with entrance gates closing at 8 p.m.
November 1 to March 31: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with entrance gates closing at 6 p.m.