Saturday May 10, 2008 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to May 16
Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver - in Chinatown
The Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden will kick off its 2008 Penjing Festival on Saturday May 10. The festival will run everyday from May 9 to 16.
Come out and see the Penjing (translates from Chinese as "tray scenery"). Penjing is the ancient Chinese art of growing trees and plants, kept small by skilled pruning and formed to create an aesthetic shape and the complex illusion of age. Penjing is very similar to and is the precursor of bonsai. Various Penjing, new and old, at the festival will move you with their beauty. Also on display will be examples of Rock Penjing.