The annual picnic and auction of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Community Garden Center, adjacent to the Edison Laboratory on McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. The picnic is in lieu of the monthly meeting.
The public is invited to attend. There is no charge for attending and free parking is on Larchmont Street (running south from McGregor Boulevard, one block east of the Edison Laboratory).
The auction will begin at 11 a.m., and a buffet line for the picnic will be at noon. Beginner bonsai demonstrations will be in the South Gazebo at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., raffle numbers will be drawn and silent auction winners will be announced.
Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the picnic.
Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275.