City-based Bonsai artist Prajakta Kale has taken the lead to organize ‘Bonsai Namaste’, the first and the largest bonsai exhibition.
An announcement was made during a press conference held in the city by Prajakta G. Kale and Giridhar Kale, Janardhan Jadhav, retired Joint Director- Agriculture and Advisor at Bonsai Namaste were also present on this occasion.
More than 1000 Bonsai trees shall be displayed at the exhibition. The Exhibition will take place at the Agriculture College Ground (Sinchan Nagar) between February 22 - 25, between 9 am to 10 pm on all days. There is no entry fee for the visitors.
The exhibition would have around 1000 Bonsai displays, largest in India under one roof and probably largest in the world. The oldest and also the tallest Bonsai tree which will be at display at the Exhibition is 150 years old Umbar (Indian Fig tree). The smallest Bonsai displayed at exhibition is of 3 inch of Arani species (Premna).
The exhibition area would have 10 different sections where various forms of Bonsai including small, medium, large and extra-large Bonsai, mame and shohin forms of Bonsai created by Prajakta Kale with an enormous effort of last 20 years shall be displayed. The exhibition area would also have a library with a lot of books related to Bonsai art.