One of the many hidden treasures in WDW are its trees. Few people know about the story that these trees have and how they got to WDW. My favorite one to talk about is the weeping mulberry bonsai tree. The weeping mulberry is located in China inside Epcot Center. This bonsai is over one-hundred years old. It was brought over from New Jersey due to the bonsai process and the leaves on this tree are much smaller than what you are used to seeing on a weeping mulberry. This form of art, the bonsai, originated over a thousand years ago in China. During the Flower & Garden Festival in Epcot you can find more trees and bonsais in both China and Japan that have small tags on the pots with information regarding the trees.
In Japan, during the Flower & Garden Festival, bonsai growers will bring over to Japan their bonsais for display and for everyone to enjoy. These bonsais range from the ages of fifteen to fifty plus years. It takes a lot of love, patience, and work to grow a bonsai. They’re works of art, masterpieces. You don’t have to wait specifically for the Flower & Garden Festival to enjoy the beauty of these special trees because throughout the year you can enjoy other beautiful and exotic trees in China and Japan. So next time you’re in Epcot make sure to look for these wonderful treasures. They make a great conversation starter!Share