Cultural Pass Members,
Greetings from Waterfront Botanical Gardens.  We are so excited to be part of the Cultural Pass for the first time in the summer of 2020.  We invite you to join us as we explore the east Asian art form of bonsai. Currently, our bonsai collection is housed at an offsite greenhouse and not on display for the public. Your Cultural Pass gets you a sneak peek at our collection that will eventually be part of the WBG’s future Japanese Garden.  Our Cultural Pass experience includes an informative video about the history of bonsai, a bonsai craft that you can do at home, and an instructional video of how to write a nature-inspired haiku poem. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at
Thank you and enjoy your experience,
Wanda Peck
Youth Education Specialist

Name of Activity 1: History of Bonsai with Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Age Appropriate: For ages 5 & Up
Arts & Culture Disciplines: Gardening, Traditional Arts 
Description of Program: Explore the history of bonsai with Ms. Wanda and get a sneak peek at some of the plants in our collection that will be part of our future Japanese Garden.
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Name of Activity 2: Create a bonsai craft at home

Age Appropriate: Ages 5 & Up
Arts & Culture Disciplines: Gardening, Traditional Arts, Crafts 
Description of Program:  Create a fun bonsai craft with our intern, Ms. Maggie!

Name of Activity 3: Write a Haiku Poem
Age Appropriate: For ages 5 & Up
Arts & Cultural Disciplines: Gardening, Traditional Arts, Poetry 
Description of Program: Ms. Wanda teaches Cultural Pass holders how to write a nature-inspired haiku poem!