Repotting Bertha

March 16, 2015

Repotting Bertha

Join us as we repot one of the oldest and largest dwarf potted plants in the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection. Bertha, as she is fondly called, was started in 1787 as a seedling in Japan. She was purchased from the Yokohama Nursery Company by the Honorable Larz Anderson and brought to his Brookline Estate in 1913.  A Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chabo-hiba’ or compact hinoki cypress, Bertha moved a few miles east to the Arnold Arboretum in 1949. On April 16, 2015, bonsai specialist Glenn Lord will shift Bertha (Acc. #892-49*A) from her original pot into a new one. Meet in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden at 1:30 pm to watch the repotting of this 228 year old specimen. Read more about the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection.

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