Welcome to ABS

Founded in 1967, the American Bonsai Society is the pioneering national bonsai organization. As a non-profit corporation, our purpose is to promote knowledge of, and interest in, bonsai - and to serve as a national focal point for bonsai fanciers. We publish the ABS Bonsai Journal, hold conventions for our members, and provide a variety of educational and support services to the bonsai community. The Officers and Directors of ABS are volunteers who are dedicated to spreading the word about this wonderful, satisfying, and challenging hobby of bonsai.




join us in Saint Louis April 2018 

We are bringing our learning seminars to the Mid-West. The show is presented by the Bonsai Society of Greater Saint Louis and we are pleased to join them.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime event, plan ahead!

Bjorholm video Courses now Available

ABS now offers Bjorn Bjorholm’s online bonsai tutorial videos. Bjorn’s Beginner's Course features the basics of bonsai while the Intermediate Course is more advanced.  Bjorn’s techniques are known worldwide for creating outstanding bonsai.


Join ABS today!

 Memberships include an annual subscription our ABS Bonsai Journal, discounts on purchases through the ABS Store, and eligibility to participate in various ABS Events and Contests.