Bonsai has always been a beautiful and mysterious art form to me. For over a thousand years, artists have practiced bonsai (penjing in Chinese; bunjae in Korean), the formidable feat of shaping source material into miniature trees through skill, patience and imagination. The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection has a permanent exhibit, which is free-of-charge. I was mesmerized by specimen after astonishing specimen. It would be understatement to say that I was lucky to have seen the Kirishima Azalea in full bloom (see above). The collection is entirely owned and operated by Weyerhaeuser Company in Federal Way, Washington.
Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection
33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S
Federal Way, WA 98001
Coordinates of parking lot: 47.295625, -122.301468