Location: Gardens Unit
Project Number: 8020-21000-145-07-T
Project Type: Trust
Start Date: May 4, 2012
End Date: May 3, 2017
The objective of this agreement is to allow the National Bonsai Foundation (NBF), hereafter referred to as COOPERATOR, to provide funds to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States National Arboretum (USNA), to assist with the reconstruction of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum’s Japanese Pavilion to enhance programming and utilization of the Japanese Pavilion and to allow NBF financial contribution toward maintenance and development of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum and its programs if funds are available.
The Japanese Pavilion is the oldest structure in the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum and is the venue for the display and interpretation of bonsai that have significant notoriety in the international bonsai community. As such, there is unmet potential for programming and utilization to enhance the visitor experience in the Japanese Pavilion. The NBF has partnered with USNA in development and maintenance of the the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum and its programs.