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Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection re-opens for Buds & Blooms Festival

Apr 21, 2010

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., April 21, 2010 Weyerhaeuser Company’s Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection will reopen temporarily May 7 – 12 in conjunction with the City of Federal Way’s Buds & Blooms Festival.

“After more than one year of being closed to the public, due to the current economic downturn, the opportunity to once again share our bonsai collection with the community is enormously gratifying” said David De Groot, bonsai curator. “I deeply appreciate the support of the City of Federal Way and our Weyerhaeuser leadership in making this opportunity available. Our staff and volunteers have been working for weeks to ensure that the bonsai and the display site will provide a beautiful and memorable experience for our visitors.”

During the temporary reopening, the Collection will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. on May 8-9.

This outdoor museum features 60 world-class bonsai from six Pacific Rim nations displayed in a beautiful woodland setting. During the festival weekend, visitors can enjoy free guided or self-guided tours of the collection and special lecture demonstrations. Schedule:

Saturday & Sunday

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided Tours and Demonstrations throughout the Collection

Saturday

11 a.m. – All About the Birds and Bees: What You Need for a Backyard Sanctuary with Jim Ullrich from Wild Birds Unlimited.

2 p.m. – Natural Yard Care Techniques with E.J. Hook from Woodland Park Zoo

Sunday

11 a.m. – Bonsai Basics with Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection Curator David De Groot.

2 p.m. – Salad Bowl: Edible Container Gardening with Peter Punzi, author and lecturer.

The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection is located on Weyerhaeuser Company’s corporate campus, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way South in Federal Way. Admission and parking is free. Visit www.weyerhaeuser.com/bonsai or call 253-924-5206 for directions and a listing of special event lectures and demonstrations.

Buds & Blooms Festival

Sponsored by the City of Federal Way, the Buds & Blooms Festival is a grand tour of six Federal Way locations that showcase the Northwest’s finest flowers and foliage. Feature locations include: the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, Powellswood Gardens, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way Senior Center Community Garden, West Hylebos Wetlands Park, and the Federal Way Farmers Market. Festivities include presentations by local garden experts, live music, demonstrations, kid craft activities, food, and more! Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for an exceptional weekend of discovery, beauty and fun! For festival and general visitors information please visit www.visitfw.org

About Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, was incorporated in 1900. In 2009, sales were $5.5 billion. It has offices or operations in 10 countries, with customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution and sale of forest products; and real estate construction and development. Additional information about Weyerhaeuser's businesses, products and practices is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.

 

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