National Bonsai Museum - Meadow Rd NE, Washington, DC, USA

This living museum contains 150 miniature trees, lovingly cared for by bonsai experts. In 1976, the people of Japan donated 53 bonsai trees as a commemoration of the US bicentennial. However, the undeniable star of the show is the tree pictured here. It is a Japanese white pine which has been in existence since 1625 and remarkably survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945.