Philippine Bonsai Society Partners with SM Supermalls Nationwide

Bonsai enthusiasts all over the Philippines shall celebrate as the Philippine Bonsai Society, Inc. (PBSI) and SM Supermalls join hands to showcase new and fun activities for mallgoers, such as exhibits, shows, events, and workshops led by local and international bonsai experts.
“We are thankful to the Philippine Bonsai Society for choosing SM malls as the venue for their exhibitions as we also promote our advocacy for the environment, to bring the ‘green’ malling experience to our customers.” said SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

‘We are very excited to bring bonsai art to a wider audience as we hold our shows and exhibits in SM malls across the country in the coming months,” said Philippine Bonsai Society President Bobby Gopiao.

Dubbed “SANIB PWERSA”, The Podium with a display of select and premium collections by over 30 clubs, Bonsai enthusiasts can also head to the north for the National Show on March 22 to 25 at The Block SM North EDSA. For the first time, three Japanese art disciplines will be featured at the event at SM North EDSA, thanks to the combined efforts of the PBSI, Natural Stone Society of the Philippines and Ikenobo-lkebana Society of Manila. Customers can also look forward to seeing rare bonsai species such as the Diospyros (Persimmons), a genus of over 700 species of desiduous and evergreen trees and shrubs; Tugas (Molave), a medium-sized tree which grows 15 meters whose leaves are compound with 3 leaflets; and the Sampalok (Tamarind), an attractive tree valued for its shade and edible fruit with bright green, dense, pinnate and feathery foliage.
The PBSI started as an informal group of enthusiasts back in 1973, and became a non-stock, non-profit association in 1975. Today. PBSI is an internationally recognized association with close to 500 active members and a growing number of followers among provincial bonsai clubs.

Discover the artistry and skill of Filipino bonsai experts, and learn tips and tricks on how to create the living at of bonsai at SM!
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