Hi my name is Bill Valavanis!

For the past 50 years I've studied and promoted bonsai in the United States and around the globe. During those decades many educational progams have been pesented, articles have been authored and magazines/books have been published. The US National Bonsai Exhibitions have been in Rochester, New York, and I've had the pleasure of organzing them as well as publishing their commmorative albums.

I'd like to invite you to share some of my discoveries from around the world, as well as helpful articles about bonsai through my blog. These postings, rich with interesting photos, can actually introduce you to many of the events I attend and participate in.

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I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoyed traveling to all these wonderful bonsai gatherings.

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Shinpukuji Temple in Japan with excellent bonsai collection.
Small garden in a courtyard of the Kenniji Temple in Kyoto where a suiseki exhibition is held yearly.
Judges evaluating bonsai before the opening of the Taikan Bonsai Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.
Overhead view of the 2013 Winter Silhouette Bonsai Exhibition held in Kannapolis, North Carolina. This rotunda area is the tallest south of Washington, DC.
Large size penjing in the largest private penjing garden in China.
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