A Rare Opportunity to View Bonsai from the collection of Jack Sustic
Jack Sustic’s interest in bonsai began in the mid 1980’s while serving in the Army in South Korea. In 1990 he attended Michigan State University majoring in ornamental horticulture. In 1995 he became Greenhouse/Nursery manager at Riverbanks Zoo & Botanic Garden in Columbia, SC, where he also served as president of the Bonsai Club of South Carolina. In 1996 Jack was selected as the first intern at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC and in 2002 was appointed curator where he served until retirement in November of 2016. He has received formal bonsai training from masters in both the United States and Japan.
Among many other distinguished achievements, in 2005 one of Jack's trees was selected as an International winner in the World Bonsai Friendship Federation (WBFF) photo contest and his trees have been exhibited in the 2nd and 3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibitions.
Jack is a member of several bonsai and viewing stone organizations including Kofu Kai and the Potomac Bonsai Association, an honorary member of Nampu Kai - a group comprised of John Naka’s students. Jack has served as co-chair of the 5th World Bonsai Convention in 2005 and as International Consultant to the WBFF, Vice-President of the North American Bonsai Federation (NABF) Mr. Sustic is a board member of the National Bonsai Foundation (NBF). He currently resides in Michigan where he maintains his personnel bonsai collection.
Several bonsai specimens will be on special exhibit during the Open Gate Garden Tour - July 9th from 10 AM - 5 PM
For Tour Tickets on July 9th
Purchase Ticket on Tour Day $10 per Adult
Children 12 and under - free with adult
Ticket Sales at -
A.J. Phillips Fenton Museum
310 South Leroy, Fenton, MI 48430