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ALABAMA - Birmingham

Alabama Bonsai Society - Meets at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, Alabama, the 2nd Monday each month at 7pm. Contact: Brian Van Fleet, by telephone (205) 414-3950 or by E-mail,

ALABAMA - Decatur/Huntsville

The Living Art Bonsai Society - Meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens on Bob Wallace in Huntsville, AL at 7:00 PM.

ALABAMA - Mobile

Azalea City Bonsai Society - Meets at Mobile Botanical Garden in Langan Park, first Tuesday, 7:30 PM. Started in 1979 specializing in large, single- trunk azalea-bonsai. Shows spring and fall of each year. Host of regional show every third year. Contact: Joe B. Day,(251) 344-5873. Email: acbsbonsai@aol.com


ALASKA - North Pole

Borealis Bonsai Club - Meets at 2653 Tenakee Way, North Pole, Alaska. Six meetings a year (May-October), first Saturday of each month, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Contact founders Kevin & Lorri Heneveld at Borealis Bonsai & Landscaping, P.O. Box 57262, North Pole, AK 99705 or call (907) 488-5786



ARIZONA - Payson

Bonsai of Payson - Meets at 905 N. Hillcrest, Payson, first Monday, 7:00 pm. Larry Mueller, 905 N. Hillcrest, Payson, AZ. (602) 474-3370. Shows on Earth Day in April and at County Fair in September.

ARIZONA - Phoenix

Phoenix Bonsai Society - Meets at Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave., first three Tuesdays, September through May, 7:30 PM. Elsie Andrade, 2026 W. Northview, Phoenix, AZ 85021, (602) 995-3870.

ARIZONA - Scottsdale

Bonsai of Scottsdale meets at Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda near Shea Blvd. The first and third Saturdays of the month at 1:30PM Contact Fairlee Winfield at 480-860-9348.

ARIZONA - Tucson

Tucson Bonsai Society, Inc. Meets every third Sunday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM at Tucson Botanical Garden, 2150 N. Alvernon Way (just south of the Grant and Alvernon Way intersection). For information contact: David Meyer, d.meyer11@yahoo.com, phone (520)749-4155. Annual seminars and workshops with instruction by a nationally known bonsai master & teacher to aquire new skills and techniques. Field trips to the mountains for collection of native specimens. We offer beginner classes consisting of 3 four hour sessions on consecutive Saturdays Courses include material selection, styling, bonsai history, basics of care and bonsai styles and types.

ARIZONA - Tucson

Southern Arizona Bonsai Enthusiasts. Meets every third Saturday 10:30 am at Desert Gardens Cumberland Presperterian Church, 10851 E. Old Spanish Trail. For information contact: Doris Cavanaugh, (520) 290-0522, E-mail: doris.c@worldnet.att.net or Loveda Petrie, (520) 886-2446, E-mail: veda27@earthlink.net




Bonsai Society of Central Arkansas. Meets 4th Saturday of every month at 10:00 am at the Maumelle Public Libary, 10 Lake Pointe Drive, Maumelle, AR. Contact: Mike McCoy, 808-371-2042, E-mail: mike@egg-media.com, www.centralarkansasbonsai.com

ARKANSAS - Hot Springs

Bonsai Club of Hot Springs. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 pm. at the Arkansas School of Math and Science (Meetings are held in the main conference room of the new building which is adjacent and west of the main building - old St Joseprh hospital), 200 Whittington in Hot springs. Contact: James Harwood, 1110 N Hwy 7, Hot springs, AR 71909, Phone: (501) 624-7779 or by Email: jharwood@cablelynx.com



Bay Island Bonsai meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM, at the First Congregational Church located at 1912 Central Ave., Alameda CA. Contact: Boon Manankitivipart by E-mail: boon@bonsaiboon.com. Bay Island Bonsai is a Northern California organization founded in 1998 by Boon Manakitivipart. The organization came into being outof Boon's desire to improve standards in bonsai, to produce a bonsai exhibit, and to establish a group of dedicated bonsai artists who could work and learn together. Website:www.bayislandbonsai.com


Kofu Bonsai Kai meets in Anaheim at United Methodist Church 1000 South State College Blvd. Anaheim 7:00 PM 3rd Saturday evening. www.prepgraphics.com/kofu.html

Orange Empire Bonsai Society meets the 4th Sunday of each month at 1 pm at the O.C.Buddhist Church,909 S. Dale St., just north of Ball Road in West Anaheim. Contact: Ken Schlothan at ocbonsai@gmail.com Club displays trees on an altenate years at the Hannamatsuri Festival for the Church and has an annual Bonsai Show each June also at the Buddhist Church with a demostration on both days of the Show...Vendors and a hugh raffle.


Santa Anita Bonsai Society. Meets at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, second Saturday of each month except July, August, and December, 7:30 PM. Jim Barrett, (818)445-4529.

Shohin Bonsai Society. Meets at Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, second Wednesday, except July and August, 7:30 PM. Marty Hagbery, (818) 332-8381, or Edith Izant, 1021 Sierra Vista Dr., La Habra, CA 90631, (310) 691-3450. Bonsai 10 inches and under. Annual show second weekend in April.


Humboldt Bonsai Society. Meets at homes of members at varied dates. Karen Haas, PO Box 816, Trinidad, CA 95570, (707) 677-0636. Membership consists of individuals residing in several cities in the Humboldt Bay area.

CALIFORNIA - Castro Valley

Yamato Bonsai Club meets at the Castro Valley Womens Club, 18330 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA. every 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Demo, workshops, and plant critique. Annual Fall Show third Sat/Sun of October. Website: yamatobonsaiclub.org E-mail: lubedardjr@yahoo.com


Chico Bonsai Society. Meets at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 2320 North Ave., fourth Sunday, except July and August, 1:00 PM. Contact: Pat Gilmore (530) 343-3447. Website http://www.chicobonsai.org

CALIFORNIA - Crescent City

Seacrest Bonsai Club. Meets at various locations, second Monday, October through May, 7:00 PM. Ted Weber, 288 W. 5th St., Crescent City, CA 95531, (707)464-4949. Annual exhibit on Memorial Day weekend in conjunction with the Azalea Festival in Brookings, OR.


Fresno Bonsai Society. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Fresno City College Horticulture, except we are off for the months June, July and August. If you have any questions contact Steve DaSilva treekutter@hotmail.com


California Bonsai Society. Meets at 7:00 pm on first Friday at Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1700 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA. Roy Nagatoshi, (818)362-5476. Annual bonsai exibition in April at Huntington Library.

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai. Meets at Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St., third Friday, 7:00 PM. Contact: Andrea Wagner (310) 370-5492. E-mail: rickandrea@earthlink.net. Family oriented club dedicated to promoting the art of bonsai through monthly meetings, demonstrations, annual show, and participation in community arts events. Website: http://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/daiichibonsaikai


Hanford Bonsai Society, Inc. Meets at Kings County Civic Center Agriculture Building; 680 N. Campus Dr, Suite F (of the Ag Center), third Thursday at 7:00 PM. Contact: Bob Hilvers (559) 732-9286 Workshops, demos, informative group.

CALIFORNIA - La Canada (Flintridge)

Descanso Bonsai Society. Meets at Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA, 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Workshop and critique precede regular meeting, demonstrations and programs. Annual outdoor show in June. Contact: Jim Barrett, 480 Oxford Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007, telephone (818) 445-4529. e-mail: lizlikes@aol.com Website: www.descanso-bonsai.com

CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles

Los Angeles Bonsai Society Bonsai Society. Meets 1st Sunday of each month, noon at Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery, 1905 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. LosAngelesBonsai@Gmail.com https://twitter.com/LABonsaiSociety


Modesto Bonsai Club. Meets the thrid Saturday of each month except Dec. from 10am - 2pm at the Blue Oak Nursery, 784 Albers Rd. near Hwy 132, Modesto - Members and visitors enjoy learning the art of bonsai in the lakeside park setting of Blue Oak Bonsai Nursery. Mailing address is PO Box 578518, Modesto, CA 95357-8518. Contact: Jerry Jumper (209) 667-6701 or E-mail Website: http://www.modestobonsaiclub.com


Napa Valley Bonsai Club. Meets at 1500 Jefferson, third Monday, 7:15 pm. Penny Pawl, PO Box 2220, Napa, CA 94558.Tel - (707) 224-8983 E-mail: pap1142@juno.com


East Bay Bonsai Society (EBBS). Meets at Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue, Oakland, second Wednesday, 7:30 pm. Full program of demonstrations at most meetings, beginners programs, workshops, annual show in October, and annual auction in July. Newcomers welcome! For more information, see http://www.eastbaybonsai.org and https://www.facebook.com/EastBayBonsaiSociety



Kusamura Bonsai Club. Meets 3rd Friday of the Month (except Aug.) at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA. Meetings start at 7:00 PM and feature lecture, demo or workshop. We specialize in teaching how to create and improve your bonsai and our website has lots of information. See kusamurabonsai.org for articles, newsletters and more info including how to contact us. Visitors welcome!

CALIFORNIA - Riverside

Inland Empire Bonsai Society. Meets at Botanic Gardens Conference Room, UC Riverside, 2nd Sun. except July and Aug. at 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Mrs. Knox, 3349 Dwight Ave., Riverside, CA, 92507 (909) 682-6623.

CALIFORNIA - Sacramento

American Bonsai Assoc. of Sacramento. Meets the fourth Tuesday each month at 7 pm. at the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Contact: Simon Lau, Phone: (530) 622-9681 Email: NHCatLady@aol.com Website: http://www.bonsaisacramento.org. The club has excellent educational programs, outreach to beginning bonsai-ists, and high quality professional demonstrations.

Satsuki Aikokai Sacramento. Meets at the Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, third Monday each month at 7 at pm. Betty Pitts, 2701 Corabel Lane, #55, Sacramento, CA 95821. Contact: Ronn Pigram Phone: (916) 428-8505 Email: satsukiaikokaisac@sbcglobal.net. Satsuki Aikokai Sacramento Bonsai club IS the flowering bonsai club. We grow and care for bonsai Satsuki Azaleas with an eye toward our show in mid May when they are filled with flowers. Interested please come to our meetings!


San Diego Bonsai Club. Meets at Casa del Prado Bldg., Room 101, Balboa Park 2nd Sun. 11:00 AM. Club phone, (619) 699-8776. Active club of 200 members. Two shows a year spring and fall plus two bus trips and several socials. Website: www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com

CALIFORNIA - San Francisco

Bonsai Society of San Francisco. Meets at Hall of Flowers, 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way 2nd Thurs. 8:00 PM. Mia Amato, (415) 285-6807. Spring exhibit.Our meeting place and contact information has changed and is available on our website http://www.bssf.org.


Kusamura Bonsai Club Meet every third Friday of the month at - St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, in the Parish Hall. Meetings are at 7 PM with a basic workshop and 8 PM with a special presentation. Contact: Jerry Carpenter, E-mail: jcsf1090@earthlink.net Website: http://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/kusamura/

The Midori Bonsai Club. Meets the first and third Thursday of the month year round at 7:30 PM at St. Edwards Episcopal Church at Union Ave. and Hwy 85. 1st Thursday general meeting features lecture, demo, workshop or round robin format programs. 3rd Thursday is an open forum workshop for all comers. Visitors welcome!! Contact John Thompson (JT) at (408)371-7737.


Bay Area Shohin. Meets at several locations in greater San Francisco Bay area, Sunday, except July, Aug. and December, 1:30 PM. Bill Sullivan, 117 Jefferson Dr., Tiburon, CA 94920. (415) 388-5854. Informal meetings open to everyone interested in shohin (under 10 inches bonsai). Dates and locations vary. Please write or phone for current schedule.

Hillsborough Bonsai Society. Meets at San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, third Friday, 7:30 PM. Barbara Bokeland, (415) 348-2835. Workshops, demos, lectures by guest speakers and club members, field trips and visual aids.

Sei Boku Bonsai Kai. Meets at 605 Parkside Way, fourth Wednesday, except December, 7:30 PM. Warren Clark, 889 Lurine Dr, Foster City, CA 94404, (415) 574-6074. Visitors cordially welcome. Annual exhibit first weekend in October.

CALIFORNIA - Santa Barbara

Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara. Meets at the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA. second Tuesday, except August and December, at 7:30 PM. Contact Joe Olson, PO Box 3703, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805) 964-0869, or E-mail: joeyuccaseed@verizon.net. Monthly programs, August and December Potlucks and raffles. Annual show and plant sale in May at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Website

CALIFORNIA - Santa Maria

Santa Maria Bonsai Club. Meets at Japanese Cultural Center, 134 N. Western, second Sunday, 9:00 AM to noon. Chris Ehrler, (805) 489-9046. Annual shows at San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Obon Festivals and Santa Barbara County Fair.


Redwood Empire Bonsai Society meets at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1351 Mapl, Santa Rosa, Ca. (across from the fairgrounds) the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers/demonstratore are featured. Annual show the last weekend of August each year is one the the biggest in California and features over 150 trees. Website: www.rebsbonsai.org E-mail: President@rebsbonsai.org

CALIFORNIA - Temple City

Baiko-en Bonsai Kenkyukai. Meets at 5118 Barela Ave., second Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Marty Hagbery, 5009 N. Willow Ave., Covina, CA 91724. (818) 331-8382. Annual Frank Nagata Memorial Show "Winter Silhouettes", invitational bonsai exhibit at Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA, last weekend in January.

CALIFORNIA - Vacaville

Vaca Valley Bonsai Club. Meets at Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., second Tuesday, 7:00 PM. John Jackson, 4681 Midway Rd., Vacaville, CA 95688. (707) 446-1720. Mailing address: 592 Cottonwood, Vacaville, CA 95688


Sansui Kai of So. California. Meets the first Wednesday, 7:30 pm, at the Japanese Garden, shares address with Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, 6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys. Workshop 6:30 pm, bring plant, tools, and wire. March Installation dinner and July potluck/auction, location TBA. Dick Beltran, 10100 Keokuk Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 349- 0508. Annual show in May at Sepulveda Garden Center, Magnolia Street, Encino, CA. John Naka, et al, founders. All levels welcome.

CALIFORNIA - Westlake Village

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society. Meets the third Thursday of every month, 7:30 pm, at the Westlake Village City Hall/Community Room, 31200 Oakcrest Drive, Westlake Village, CA. Contact: Ken Fuentes, Pres. (805)495-7480 or by E-mail. Have you ever wanted to learn how to train and care for a bonsai plant? Come to our monthly meetings and find out how from our resident experts and invited professionals. We can help you decide where to get plants, pots, supplies, and we have plenty of advice to help get you started. Novices and all ages are welcome to attend and light refreshments are served. We schedule field trips to local nurseries and suppliers and provide information on bonsai shows and demonstrations. Our group puts on an annual display and demonstration show at the Gardens of the World on Thousand Oaks Blvd. in October. Website



COLORADO - Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Bonsai Society. Meets at the Senior Center (Ceramics Room),1514 N. Hancock, 10:00 am, second Saturday of each month. Website: http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/PikesPeakBonsai.html. E-mail: rjb@phoenixbonsai.com.


Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society. Meets at the Denver Botanic Gardens on the first Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 PM except in December. For more information go to our website www.rockymtnbonsai.org

COLORADO - Fort Collins

The Bonsai Society of Northern Colorado has meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm, and workshops on the second Saturday of each month, 1:00 to 3:00pm. We have shows in the spring and fall. All meetings, workshops and shows are at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry in Fort Collins. Contact: Barbara Rich, 970-663-3046.

COLORADO - Grand Jct

The Western Colorado Bonsai Society of Grand Junction. is available through e-mail: trehaus@excite.com we are a fairly new club but we have many informative and knowledgeable members. We have two shows a year and they are always in our newly installed (by us) Japanese garden at the WCCA in Grand Jct.



Yama Ki Bonsai Society meetings are held monthly usually at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. Cos Cob CT 06807, the 2nd Saturday at 1:00 PM. Check our website for actual location and time. Contact: Michael Pollock, 914-764-5557 or E-mail mikepollock@me.com. Programs scheduled throughout the year offer a variety of topics related to bonsai and include lectures, demonstrations, workshops and other activities designed to help the novice as well as appeal to the more experienced bonsai enthusiast.


Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford. Meets at the Pond House at Elizabeth Park, Asylum and Prospect Avenues, in West Hartford on the 3rd Monday of every month7:00 PM. Our club picnic is held in June and the annual show is generally held in July. We do not officially meet during August, but have been using that month for road trips to local bonsai nurseries for new or beginning members. Contact is Diana Majchrzak by E-mail. Website is www.greaterhartfordbonsai.com


China Trade Bonsai Society. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, March through November from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Conn College, New London Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave., Rt. 32, New London, Connecticut. Website: www.chinatradebonsaisociety.org


The Bonsai Society of Greater New Haven normally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, meeting at the Carriage House in Edgerton Park. Some meetings will occur on weekends to accommodate speakers. Contact: Christine Hayward Tel: 860-614-0042 (Christine@christinehayward.com) or Peter Hlousek Tel: 860-575-2503 (prhlousek@comcast.net). The website is www.bonsainewhaven.com/.



DELAWARE (Northern) - Wilmington

Brandywine Bonsai Society. Meets every third Saturday of the month (except December) at the Brandywine Town Center, Wilmington -West Chester Pike (Rte 202) & Naamans Road (Rte 92), at 10:00 AM. Varied programs include guest masters. Annual bonsai shows in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford, PA) in June and at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) in the fall. Contact: Steve Ittel,302-778-4546 or by e-mail BrandywineBonsai@gmail.com Web site: http://www.gobbs.org



Washington Bonsai Club. Meets at Administration Bldg., US National Arboretum, 3rd Saturday, except July and August, 2:00 PM. Dorothy Miller c/o National Arboretum, 3501 NY Ave. NE, Washington D.C. 20002. Member of regional Potomac Bonsai Association that hosts spring and fall symposiums. Contact: Ross Campbell campbellr@gao.gov Phone: 301-587-6898

Potomac Bonsai Association. Meets every other month at the National Arboretum, 3501 NY Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, (301) 871-5768. The Potomac Bonsai Association is an "umbrella" organization of 12 Bonsai and viewing stone clubs in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Our big event is the Potomac Bonsai Festival held in May at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. Contact: Chuck Croft, 5256 Queens Wood Drive, Burke, VA 22015, phone (703) 978-6841or E-mail Website: http://www.potomacbonsai.com/


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FLORIDA - Boca Raton

Lighthouse Bonsai Society. Meets at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 N. W. Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 4th Saturday, 9:30 AM. Contact: Rita Rosenberg, Phone: (516) 251-1802 or E-mail: riritobyrose@aol.com Lighthouse Bonsai Society is a group of novices as well as experienced enthusiasts. The more experienced are more than helpful. Our meetings are fun and educational. No cost to check us out. If interested, join. Annual membership is $25. We have Visiting Masters, Hands On Workshops, Demonstrations plus much more. Ask to be placed on our mailing list.

FLORIDA - Bunnell

Kawa Bonsai Society. Meets at Flagler County Agricultural Extension Office, Sawgrass Road, Bunnell, FL, third Friday, 7:30 PM. Contact: Carol Partelow, Phone: (386) 586-3437 or E-mail: GPartelow1@cfl.rr.comKawa Bonsai is a very active club just north of Daytona Beach. Besides monthly meetings, visiting artists, an annual three day show called the Joy of Bonsai, Kawa also participates in the statewide Convention of the Bonsai Societies of Florida. If you are interested in bonsai, check us out on the web. All are welcome. Website: http://www.kawabonsai.com/


Broward Bonsai Society. Meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL. Contact: Art Cid, Phone: (954) 261-0135 or E-mail. Bonsai classes start at 9am on Saturdays at Flamingo Gardens for beginers to advance. Meetings follow the class on the 3rd saturday of every month. Website: http://www.browardbonsai.com

FLORIDA - Fort Lauderdale

Gold Coast Bonsai Society - Meets at City of Sunrise Parks & Leisure Department, 6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, Florida, the second Saturday, 9:30 AM Contact: Ed Trout, 954-432-8208. visit us online at: http://www.goldcoastbonsai.com

FLORIDA - Fort Meyers

Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida. The club meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the SPALC Building, 6281 Metro Plantation Road, between Daniels Parkway and Colonial Boulevard, at 9:00 A.M. We have a variety of activities, such as demos, workshops, critiques, and an annual picnic and Christmas party.Our club has its annual show at the beginning of November. Contact: Becky Bodnar, phone (239) 463-4102. or E-mail: beckybodnar@msn.com Website: http://www.thebonsaisswfl.com

FLORIDA - Fort Pierce

Treasure Coast Bonsai Society. Meets at St. Lucie Agriculture Center, 8400 Picos Rd., second Tuesday, 7:30 PM. Jim Smith, Vero Beach, FL, (772) 562- 5291.

FLORIDA - Ft. Walton Beach

We welcome new members who are interested in the art of bonsai. We are all learning all the time. Visiting teachers expand our horizons and help improve our techniques and trees. Visitors are welcome. Ft. Walton Beach Bonsai Society. Meets at Okaloosa County Extension Annex, 125 Hollywood Blvd. NW, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548. 1st Tuesday & 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm. Dark in Jul, Aug and Dec.

FLORIDA - Gainesville

Gainesville Bonsai Society. PO Box 15383, Gainesville, FL 32604-5383 Meets at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville, 3rd Sat. 9:30am

FLORIDA - Homosassa

Buttonwood Bonsai Club of Crystal River. 10 Boxelder Ct., Homosassa, FL 34446 - Meets at First Presbyterian Church, U.S. 19, Crystal River, FL 2nd Sat., 9:30 a.m.

FLORIDA - Lakeland

The Bonsai Society of Lakeland meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Thursday of every month at the First United Methodist Church at 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland. The current president is John Petterson. The club website is lakelandbonsai.com.


Bonsai Society of Miami . Meets at Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., second Tuesday, 7:30 PM. Call Glenn Hilton at 305-796-9088 for more information. Mailing address is: Bonsai Society of Miami, PO Box 902094, Homestead, Fl 33090-2094 Web site: http://www.bonsaisocietyofmiami.org E-mail:bonsaisocietyofmiami@gmail.net

FLORIDA - Naples

Bonsai Society of Naples. Meets twice monthly at various locations. Ernie Fernandez, P.O. Box 704, Bonita Springs, FL 33959. (813) 947-3552 (home) or (813) 992-0800 (0fc). Annual spring exhibit. Annual sale, first Saturday of December.

FLORIDA - Orlando

Central Florida Bonsai Club. Meets at Orange County Agrigultural Center at the corner of Conway and Judge rd. in Orlando. Meetings are the second and fourth each month Friday, 7:30 PM. Contact Adam Lavigne, Phone: (407) 399-1224 or E-mail: president@centralfloridabonsaiclub.com The CFBC was founded in 1969 and is a member of BSF. We meet twice a month , once for a meeting and demo and once for a hands on workshop, no holds barred ,bring in what you want fun Bonsai night.

FLORIDA - Palm Bay

Bonsai Society of Brevard. 1263 Serenade St. NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907 - Meets at Melbourne Public Library, Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL, 3rd Saturday, 2 p.m. Website: http://www.bonsaisocietyofbrevard.org/

FLORIDA - Pensacola

Pensacola Gulf Coast Bonsai Society. Meets at The Garden Center, 1850 N 9th Ave. Pensacola Fl 32503. We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm. No meeting in July. Michael Hart (850)776-4866 4745 Kittyhawk Circle, Gulf Breeze, Fl 32563

FLORIDA - Port Charlotte

Charlotte Ichiban Bonsai Kai. Meets at Port Charlotte Cultural Center, Community Room , 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, Florida 33952 on the fourth Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Jerry Oseland, (813) 625- 6468 or Robert Clifton, (813) 743-0829, or write to Charlotte Ichiban Bonsai Kai, PO Box 8023, Port Charlotte, FL 33952-8023. Everyone welcome. Workshop at Powell's Nursery every Saturday, 10:00 AM, a good stimulus for new membership.

FLORIDA - St. Petersburg

Suncoast Bonsai Society. Meets at Unitarian Universalist Church; Arlington Avenue North in St. Petersburg, Florida Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month from 7 - 9 pm. Contact: Mick (727) 522-1879 Website: http://www.suncoastbonsai.com/

FLORIDA - Sarasota

Sho Fu Bonsai Society - Club has the only permanent display of bonsai on the Southwest Coast of Florida. Display is located in Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Meets the Second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 842 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34233 Contact: ShoFuBonsai@gmail.com

FLORIDA - Tallahassee

Tallahassee Bonsai Society - Meets 2nd Saturday at the LeMoyne Art Foundation,Gadsden and Call Sts. For new member interested our "Bonsai 101 Class - Beginner's Corner" it starts at 1:30 just before our regular meeting. This helps people who are new to bonsai with the basics - How? When? What? All those questions a new member might have. Regular meeting starts at 2:00. President: James Houston. E-mail.

Wee Arbor Study Group. Meets at 7582 Bowling Green Dr., second Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 PM. C. Duane Clayburn, 7582 Bowling Green Dr. Rt. 19, Box 1073, Tallahassee, FL 3230l, (904) 893-4442. Members bring trees to style, repot.


Hukyu Bonsai Society of Tampa. Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of every month at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens in Tampa. Contact Robert Yarbrough for more information atryarbrough@seminole-electric.com for more information.

FLORIDA - West Palm Beach

Bonsai Society of the Palm Beaches meets at 7:30 PM the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Mount's Botanical Building, 551 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL. Contact: Dick Miller at (561) 432-1230 or byE-mail. BSPB is a friendly group of novices interested in learning bonsai. Anyone is welcome, no cost. Join only if interested to do so. $25 annual membership. Bring us your tired, weary and downtrodden bonsai we will give you assistance by experts. A newsletter is posted monthly and mailed to members. Wesite



GEORGIA - Atlanta

Atlanta Bonsai Society meets at the Atlanta Botanical Garden located at 1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309. Please check our site for dates of the meetings and workshops. For more information, contact: Mike Stoddard, Phone: (770) 656-1717, E-mail: mstoddard@cobbcounty.org Website: http://www.atlantabonsaisociety.com


HAWAII - Honolulu

Club 100 Bonsai. Meets at Club 100, 520 Kamoku St., fourth Thursday, 7:00 PM. Warren Yamamoto, 1526C Pukele Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, (808) 523- 4603 (bus.) Affiliate of Club 100, the 100th Infantry's Veterans organization. Membership restricted.

Pacific Bonsai Club. Meets at 2907 Alphonse Place, third Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Lyle Takeuchi (808) 737-0408.

Rainbow Bonsai Club. Meets at 2673 East Manoa Rd., second Sunday, 9:00 AM. Wayne Arita, 2673 East Manoa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822, (808) 988- 7775.

Wahiawa-Waialua Bonsai Club. Meets monthly at 94-074 Akualele Place. Richard Andrzejewski, (808)625-1885. Hawaii's oldest bonsai club.

HAWAII - Pearl City

Pearl City Bonsai Club. 3rd Saturday of each month, 0830 (except January) at Urban Garden Center Meeting Address: 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Contact: Kathleen Ebey, E-mail: weetrees@hawaii.rr.com Phone: (808) 488-0743 Annual dues are $15. Sensei available to provide assistance. Several demonstrations provided throughout the year. Annual show and "fair" in late April/early May. Bonsai exhibit, demonstration and plant sale in early May. Club organized in 1963.


IDAHO - Boise

Boise Bonsai Society For more information please contact: Barbara Gough, 893 E. Twin Willow Court, Boise, ID 83706, (208) 336-5769. E-mail: blg@cableone.net Website: www.boisebonsai.com



ILLINOIS - Glencoe

Midwest Bonsai Society meets at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL, the first Monday, of each month at 7:30 PM. Contact: Midday Bonsai Society, P.O. Box 1373, Highland Park, Il 60036,or by e-mail at midwest.bonsai@yahoo.com. One of the largest clubs in the Midwest, MBS has been goingstrong in Chicago for over 30 years. Come see our two annual shows; our Spring show is the third weekend inMay and our August show is the third weekend in August. Must see events! Website

ILLINOIS - Glen Ellyn

Prairie State Bonsai Society. Meets at College of DuPage, fourth Monday, 7:30 PM. The club hosts several programs, demonstrations, and lectures given by members, local masters, and visiting Masters from around the U.S. and Japan. We are one of the few clubs around that has our own Grow Plot where trees are raised and cared for by our members to be used for Master demonstrations, then raffled off to members. We also put on two annual shows. The first at the beginning of June and the other at the end of September or beginning of October. President: Mark Karczewski Contact: Prairie State Bosai Society, P.O. Box 2634, Glen Ellyn, IL. 60138-2634 Phone: (630) 257-7586 Website www.prairiestatebonsai.com


Near West Bonsai Society. NWBS meets on the third Monday (Feb.-Nov.) at Maze branch library, 845 S. Gunderson Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Contact Roger D. Thompson Roger@mindspring.com (708) 383-5267. Website: Groups.msn.com/NearWestBonsaiSociety/


Bonsai Club Heart of Illinois. Meets at Bio Center, Glen Oak Park, third Thursday, 7:30 PM. J. Horvath, Jr., 109 W. Almond Dr., Washington, IL 61571, (309) 745-5256.

ILLINOIS - Rock Island

Quad City Bonsai Club. Meets at Deere-Wyman Carriage House, Moline, last Thursday, except December, 7:30 PM. Website: www.qcbonsai.org - Email: mail@qcbonsai.org

ILLINOIS - Rockford

Rock River Bonsai Society. Meet at the Rock Valley Greenhouse & Garden Center, 785 N Bell School Road, Rockford, IL the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Contact: Robert Seele, (815) 631-3956or by e-mail.

ILLINOIS - Sandwich

De La Ke Bonsai Society. Meets at Fox Valley Older Adult Center, 1406 W Suydam Rd., Sandwich, IL. The second Saturday, 10:00 AM. Year-round. Please contact: Kevin H. Johnson, 215 19th Ave Naplate, IL 61350 or E-mail: de_la_ke_bonsai_society@yahoo.com

ILLINOIS - Springfield

Springfield Bonsai Society. Meets at Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette, secondMonday of each Month at 7:00 pm. Contact: Gary Trammell by phone (219) 741-4849 or by e-mail to trammell.gary@uis.edu The Springfield Bonsai Society welcomes bonsai enthusiasts of all levels. Weconduct workshops for begining and advanced students and host annual shows for the community.Website: http://www.bonsaisbs.com/



INDIANA - Elkhart

Wellfield Bonsai Study. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each at 2 p.m. Meeting are held at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1000 N. Main St. in Elkhart, IN - There is no December or January. For more information contact: Liz Borger by e-mail to Elkbonsai532@Gmail.com

INDIANA - Ft. Wayne

Ft. Wayne Bonsai Club. Meets the 4th Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. Meetings are at various libraries, homes or the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Club meetings are designed for educating and sharing knowledge, skills and experiences. For meeting locations please contact Kathy Lee (260) 637-6242 or by e-mailto igarden2@aol.com. Website: http://fortwaynebonsai.org.

INDIANA - Indianapolis

Indianapolis Bonsai Club. Meets on first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. Meetings are held at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN. President Mark Fields: maf71459@yahoo.com, Vice-President Carl Wooldridge: carlwool@hotmail.com. Website http://www.indybonsai.org/


IOWA - Cedar Rapids

Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association. President, Chris Burr, chris__bur@msn.com; vice president, John Clemens, clemensj2@yahoo.com; John Denny (past president), johnsdenny@aol.com Meeting locations change from month to month. Contact by phone or email President, Chris Burr at 319-389-3821 or Vice President, John Clemens at 319-373-1204 for meeting location information. Website:www.easterniowabonsai.ning.com

IOWA - Des Moines

Iowa Bonsai Association. Meets at Des Moines Botanical Center, 909 E River Dr., third Tuesday, except December, 7:00 PM. David Lowman, lowman@netins.net, (515) 769-2446 or 800- 528-2827. Bonsai information and supplies offered in a showplace setting! Visitors very welcome.



KANSAS - Mission

The Bonsai Society of Greater Kansas City Society members meet each month (except July) at the Garden Center in Loose Park, 5200 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO for programs, demonstrations, and workshops. Meeting dates are irregular, check website - We also present several exhibits to which the general public is invited, including exhibits at the Japan Festival, and Powell Gardens. Contact: Brad Short by E-mail.

KANSAS - Wichita

Wichita Bonsai Club members meet the 2nd monday of each month at 7pm at The Botanica, 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS. Contact: William Burrow (316) 267-8247 or by E-mail. The purpose of our club is to both create an interest and to help inspire participation in the growing of bonsai, to help advance the appreciation and enjoyment of bonsai through meetings and exhibits, to coordinate and to supply information about bonsai and to communicate with other bonsai clubs and organizations in order to share bonsai information, opportunities and experiences. Website



KENTUCKY - Louisville

Greater Louisville Bonsai Society. Meets monthly at the Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio PlaceLouisville, Kentucky. Check website for date/time of meetings www.louisvillebonsai.org

KENTUCKY - Shepherdsville

Matsu Bonsai Study Group. A bonsai study group provides a means for those interested to continue working and learning new things about a variety of species and techniques. This is a great opportunity to practice bonsai techniques. It's also a great opportunity to form a better/stronger bonsai community in the Greater Louisville area. All study group sessions will meet at my home in Shepherdsville, KY. Please call or contact for directions. We will meet promptly at 10am and conclude at 5pm, with a break for lunch.www.matsubonsai.com


LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge

Louisiana Bonsai Society. Meets at Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd, third Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Contact: Howard Merrill at (225) 275-2917 Shows at the Garden Center, April and November.

LOUISIANA - Lafayette

Bonsai Society of Acadiana. Meets at University of Louisiana @ Lafayette Horticulture Center, Johnston St., first Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Contact: Bonsai Society of Acadiana P.O. Box 51906 Lafayette, La. 70505-1906 or Johnny Hardcastle at 337/365-4829 or e-mail address jmh6344@louisiana.edu

LOUISIANA - Lake Charles

Lake Charles Bonsai Society meets at McNeese State Univ., Frasch Hall, Lecture Hall 101, Beauregard Drive at Ryan Street, third Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Contact: Dennis Corley, President, P.O. Box 1652, Lake Charles, LA 70602, Phone: (409) 866-5803 E-mail: awbonsai@bellsouth.net Check website for driving directions. www.LCBSbonsai.org

LOUISIANA - New Orleans

Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society. Meets at St. Andrews Church hall, 8017 Zimple St., second Tuesday, 7:30 PM. Cathy Barbazon 504-628-3546. Meeting date may change in months we have guest speakers.Annual Society Show is in May at the Botanical Gardens in City Park in the Annual Greater New Orleans Spring Garden Show. WEBSITE: www.gnobs.org

LOUISIANA - Shreveport

Shreveport Bonasi Society- Meets Monthly at the Barnwell Art and Garden Center. 801 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, on the second Saturday 1:00pm. Annual Spring Show and Workshop. For more info contact: Robert Specian (318) 227-0744, E-Mail rspecian@comcast.net Website: http://shreveportbonsai.org/


Casco Bay Bonsai. Meetings are monthly. 500 West St, Biddeford Maine 04005. E-mail: 207bonsai@gmail.com Casco Bay Bonsai aims to pursue & promote the ancient art of bonsai in Maine.


MARYLAND - Baltimore

Baltimore Bonsai Club. Meets the, 4th Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Contact Barry Figard. Phone: 410-404-0179 e-mail: bfigard@verizon.net Meets at members' homes in the summer months. See website for meeting details. www.baltimorebonsaiclub.com

MARYLAND - Bethesda

Brookside Bonsai Society. Meets at changing locations and dates. For information please contact Jim Hughes (301) 779-2891. E-mail: Jim6909@msn.com www.potomacbonsai.com/brooksidebonsaisociety.html


Bowie Bonsai Club. Meets at Bowie Community Center, last Monday, 7:00 pm. Terry Adkins, (301) 350-3586.

Mei-Hawa Penjing Society. Meets at Bowie Community Center, second Sunday, 1:00 pm. Akey C. F. Hung, 12412 Shadow Lane, Bowie, MD 20715. (301) 390-6687.

MARYLAND - Clinton

Kiyomizu Bonsai Club. Meets the 4th Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Clearwater Nature Center. 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton Maryland, 20735 Contact: Essie Wilson, Phone: 301-839-2471 e-mail: forest9111@verizon.net

MARYLAND - Shady Side

Shady Side Bonsai website: http://shadysidemd.tripod.com/ - Location: Shady Side, Maryland Contact: Tachigi@aol.com Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month




Cape Cod Bonsai Club. Meets every 2nd Monday 7:00PM at the Yarmouth Senior Center, on Forest Rd. Contact Andy Amault at email: A.Amault@comcast.net for directions to meetings and for exhibition schedules.


Northeast Bonsai Association. Meets at Hamilton Community House, 284 Bay Rd (Rt 1A) So.Hamilton, MA. The meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of the month at 1:30. The contact person is Charles Paraskevas (Act Cleaning), 37 Central St., Beverly, MA 01915, (978) 921-0286 or email: CEPHAS35@aol.com


The Bonsai Society of Greater Springfield Meets at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) at 7:15 pm on every 3rd Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August) in room 316 in the Putnam Hall building (Bldg. 17) located at 1 Armory Square. Contact: Sandy Saffer E-mail. Members of the group learn the art of bonsai, through instruction, hands-on activities and in preparation for bonsai display in local areas and events.


Bonsai Study Group of Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month at New England Bonsai Gardens (914 South Main Street /Rte. 126 Bellingham, MA 02019) For More information - E-mail BonsaiStudyGroup@verizon.net Sharon Hoffman, President. Newcomers are welcome.

MASSACHUSETTS - Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Bonsai Club. Meets at the Polly Hill Arboretum, 809 State Road, West Tisbury, MA,on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM no meetings Dec. and Jan. The contact person is Dan Harnen, P.O. Box 4919, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, Phone: (508) 693-9788. E-mail: Tashmoodan@AOL.Com


MICHIGAN - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Bonsai Society. Meets at Matthaei Botanical Garden, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM,January-October meetings. Contact: Paul Kulesa by phone: 313-930-1305 or e-mail: AABonsaiSociety@gmail.com The Ann Arbor Bonsai Society was founded in 1970. The purpose shall be to promote knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the art of bonsai to its members and to the general public through meetings, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, publications or other means. The Society holds regular meetings, workshops, an annual show and several informal gatherings for members and their guests. Club Newsletter. http://www.annarborbonsaisociety.org/


The San Toshi Bonsai Club meets the third Thursday of each month at Bay Landscaping, 1630 N Southeast Boutell, Essexville, MI. Contact: Anne Kemper at 517-835-7730 agkemper@hotmail.com

MICHIGAN - Grand Rapids

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE. Meetings held on 3rd Tuesdays or Saturdays check our website for meetings (no meetings in Dec or Jan) Contact: Tim Cox by E-mail: timcox102@hotmail.com Please checkour website for newsletters and schedules. http://westmichiganbonsaiclub.com/

MICHIGAN - Kalamazoo

Bonsai Society of Kalamazoo meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2 PM, at the Girl Scout Headquarters, located at the corner of Maple and Crosstown in Kalamazoo. Contact: Greg Filter, Phone:(269) 979-7974 or E-mail: glf@proinnovation.com Founded in 1980. Visitors are always welcome. The Bonsai Society-Kalamazoo (BS-K) is a nonprofit, educational organization whose aim is to promote knowledge, appreciation, enjoyment, and interest in the ancient Oriental arts of Japanese bonsai and Chinese penjing.

MICHIGAN - Lansing

The Mid-Michigan Bonsai Club (MMBC) is a group of bonsai enthusiasts of varying levels of expertise that meet to share experiences and learn the art of bonsai. Meeting times and locations may be viewed by going to the MMBC home page at https://sites.google.com/site/midmichiganbonsai/ and clicking on the Event Calendar. Contact information and a list of the MMBC Board officers may also be found on the MMBC web site. Most meetings are at either Van Atta’s Greenhouse and Nursery, or at the Foster Community Center. Meeting locations change depending upon the type of programming. MMBC hosts noted speakers for lectures/demonstrations, workshops, and general education for all members. An annual show at Van Atta’s is organized in the autumn for members to display their bonsai. Members may also attend the annual pot-luck and auction in November. Activities are often open to the public. We welcome others who share an interest in all things bonsai. Membership is encouraged!

MICHIGAN - Traverse City

Sakura is a bonsai society comprised of artists of all ages and years of experience - with a common love of, and desire to promote, the art of bonsai. The Sakura Bonsai Society of Northern Michigan exists to provide education about, and promote, the beautiful art of bonsai. The 2nd Wednesday of each month March thru October 6:30pm Meeting Location: Grand traverse conservation District - nature center Email: sakuraBonsaiNM@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/sakurabonsaisocietyNM?fref=ts

MICHIGAN - Tri-Cities

The San Toshi Bonsai Club meets the third Thursday of each month at Bay Landscaping, 1630 N Southeast Boutell, Essexville, MI. Contact: Anne Kemper at 517-835-7730 agkemper@hotmail.com

MICHIGAN - Rochester Hills

Four Seasons Bonsai Club usually meets the last Sunday of the month at 2 pm at Bordine’s Nursery, 1835 Rochester Road South, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. (Dates, locations and start times of meetings can vary. Consult the latest newsletter on our website.) Contact: Michael Corbeille, E-mail: mrcorbeille@gmail.com. Website: http://fourseasonsbonsai.com



MINNESOTA - Minneapolis

Minnesota Bonsai Society (MBS) meets the first Tuesday of each month (except January) and visitors are welcome to attend. MBS offers classes for beginners and ongoing continuing education and workshops for members. For more information please visit the MBS website: www.minnesotabonsaisociety.org or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaBonsaiSociety/



Mississippi Gulf Coast Bonsai Society. Meets monthly at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Rd, Gulfport, MS at 6:30 PM, second Wednesday of each month. Est. Feb.2002 by six MS Master Gardeners, this small club has annual shows/exhibits and basic bonsai classes and participates in exhibits of nearby clubs. For further details contact Rick Berrigan, (601) 463-0179 or email: rberrigan@msgulfcoastbonsai.org Website: http://www.msgulfcoastbonsai.org


MISSOURI - Kansas City

Bonsai Society of Greater Kansas City (MO). Meets at Loose Park Garden Center, 5200 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO. Saturdays and Sundays as scheduled, except August and December, 9:00 AM. Gilbert Novak, 9842 Overhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64134. (816) 762-2992. Annual roster lists memberships, meeting dates and programs. Monthly Turntable Newsletter to members keeps information current. Exhibits in May and October.

MISSOURI - Springfield

Ozarks Bonsai Club of Southwest Missouri Meets at the Oak Grove Community Center, 1536 S. Oak Grove, Springfield Mo. Sundays as scheduled, Please check website for times, location and program. Contact Dan @ 417 736-2785 or www.ozarksbonsai.com/clubblog. No membership fees. Exhibits in Spring and Fall. We are a mobile gathering with field trips, Yamadori trips, workshops so always check the website blog or call Dan for times, location and program.

MISSOURI - St. Louis

Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis. Meetings are the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month (7pm) inthe Beaumont Room at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Meetings are for educational purposes to further the hobbyof bonsai and are open to the general public. Please check our website for the meeting schedule and for other clubactivities. For information please contact Glenn Pauley, President, by phone (314) 843-1312 or E-mail:gkpauley@att.net.


MONTANA - Billings

Billings Bonsai Society. Meets at Gainan's Garden Center Billings. For more information on meeting dates contact: Wally Mclane, PO Box 288, Billings, Montana 59103. Phone number 406-259-8676

MONTANA - Kalispell

Big Sky Bonsai Society. At this time no regular meetings. For information contact Jerry Meislik 406-862-0387 or E-mail jerry@bonsaihunk.us


NEBRASKA - Lincoln/Omaha

The Nebraska Bonsai Society was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to advancing the art of bonsai throughout the state of Nebraska and surrounding areas. We generally meet on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. Location alternates between Lincoln and Omaha. Please check out or Web site for more information at http://www.nebonsai.org. General questions can be directed to NBS President, Loren Buxton, at buxtonloren@gmail.com.



NEVADA - Las Vegas

Las Vegas Bonsai Society. Meets at the Nevada Garden Club Center, Lorenzo Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. in Las Vegas, the second Wednesday, 7:00 pm. The meetings, where demonstrations or workshops are held are open to the public. Contact: Bob Kovach (702) 257-4768 or by E-mail tubs78@cox.net There are an additional two other workshops held each month for members only. The Society also gives free demonstrations at local nurseries, schools and various other orginizations as time permits. Our newsletter can be found on our website.


Yukiyama Bonsai Kai Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM to 12 noon atthe Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road in Reno, NV. Contact: Pat Flynn (775) 825-1858 or byEmail info@bonsairenp.org Website: www.bonsaireno.org


Sorry, to the best of our knowledge no clubs exist in this area. Otherwise, please forward the correct information and we will update this section accordingly.


NEW JERSEY - Closter

The Bergen Bonsai Society. Meets at Closter Nature Center, Ruckman Rd., Closter, NJ, third Sunday, 10:00 AM. The Club sponsors frequent workshops,demonstrations and study groups. Maintains an extensive lending library for members. Contact: George LeBolt by Email bonsaibygeorge@verizon.net Website: http://www.bergenbonsai.netfirms.com/

NEW JERSEY - Middletown

Deep Cut Bonsai Society. Meets at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Rd., Middletown, NJ, on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM. Contact: Kennth Olander (732) 202-0677 or E-mail bowhunter444@verizon.net Website: www.deepcutbonsaiclub.org

NEW JERSEY - Morristown

Great Swamp Bonsai Society. Meets second Tuesday of the month (usually) at 7:30 p.m. at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ. Contact: Diego E Pablos Phone: 973-224-8139 Email: bonsai4ever@aol.com website: http://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai/index.htm

NEW JERSEY - Mt. Laurel

Bonsai Society of South Jersey. Meets second Wednesday each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Clover Garden Center, 1017 South Church St., Mt. Laurel, NJ. Contact Flex Houvig by Email: flexbonsai@verizon.net We are a newly formed club which just started in April of 2009 because there wereno clubs closer than northern NJ or west of Philadelphia. We are about 11 miles east of Philadelphia. Our senseiis Chase Rosade and our membership consists of experienced bonsai people and novices. We meet at a largegarden center which carries bonsai and supplies. Website: http://www.bssjbonsai.com/. Blog http://bssjblog.blogspot.com/


NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque

Albuquerque Bonsai Club. Meets at the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE, first Saturday at 9:00 AM. For more info contact Sunsan Burns, President, s.r.burns@comcast.net Spring show in May at the Botanical Garden. Website: www.abqbonsai.org



NEW YORK - Buffalo

Buffalo Bonsai Society. Meets at 7:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday of each month (Except for Jul. & Dec.)at Menne's Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228. Monthly programs include demonstrations, workshops, lectures, discussion, raffles, and a sharing of ideas and experiences in bonsai. Trees are often brought in by members for display, criticism, diagnosis and help. Please feel free to bring in your trees. For more information E-mail us: info@buffalobonsaisociety.com Website: www.buffalobonsaisociety.comBonsai in Buffalo. Begun in 2004, Bonsai In Buffalo is a small, informal group of people living in the Greater Buffalo New York area who enjoy learning and sharing the art of bonsai. We meet four times a year, principally in March, April and May, and also have one or two meetings in the summer. We work on our trees at every meeting. For more information E-mail us: 62myway@gmail.com Website: http://sites.google.com/site/bonsaiinbuffalo/

NEW YORK - Long Island

Long Island Bonsai Society. Meets at Planting Fields, Upper Brookville, NY, second Monday each month except October when the meeting is held on the Third Monday. Pre-meeting workshops at 7:00 PM and the regular meeting begins at 8:00 pm. Website: www.longislandbonsai.org

NEW YORK - Farmingdale

Farmingdale Chapter of Bonsai Society of Greater New York. Meets at Greenhouse, S.U.N.Y., Farmingdale, second Friday, 8:00 PM.

NEW YORK - Ithaca

Finger Lakes Bonsai Society meets every 3rd Tuesday on Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY from 7-9pm. Meeting building is at the Ken Post greenhouses at Helios Circle just off of Tower Road. Club meetings provide a topic each month to inform and encourage bonsai participation. Contact person is John Wiessinger natureetours@gmail.com 607-277-2116. Anyone interested in bonsai, whether beginner or experienced, is invited to attend our meetings and increase their knowledge of bonsai with other interested individuals.

NEW YORK - North Syracuse

Bonsai Club of Central New York. Meets at Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse, near Buckley Road, the second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm. Club activities: discussions, workshops, demonstrations, field trips and outside speakers. Show in September, annual auction usually in June. Printed newsletter available. Contact person: Iris Cohen, 6 Bevell Lane, North Syracuse, NY 13212, (315) 461-9226 or Email: iriscohen@aol.com Website: http://cnybonsai.googlepages.com/

NEW YORK - Queens

Queens Chapter of Bonsai Society of Greater New York. Meets at Queens Botanical Gardens, 4320 Main St., Flushing, Queens, fourth Wednesday, 8:00 PM. Philip Tacktill, 1243 Melville Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735, (516) 293- 9246.

NEW YORK - Rochester

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York. Meets at Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd., Click Here for dates of meetings and club's activities. Contact: William Valavanis, 1070 Martin Rd., West Henrietta, NY 14586-9623, (716) 334-2595 or Email: wnv@internationalbonsai.com. Large exhibit the end of May. Website: http://www.bonsai-upstateny.org

NEW YORK - Staten Island

Staten Island Bonsai Society. Meets at Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Ave, Staten Island each second Tuesday at 7:30PM. Contacts: Vito Morongiello, 718-984-9739 or Kevin Kilkenny.

NEW YORK - Utica

Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club meets at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 10 Higby Road, Utica, NY 13357, the second Saturday at 1:00PM. For more information contact: Thomas Arthur Martin, (315) 204-4016 or Email: tommartin946@gmail.com. Small but very active bonsai club established in 2005 to serve the greater Utica/Rome region with members ranging in age from pre-teens to seventy-somethings - enthusiastic learners, hobbyists plus well traveled and seasoned advisors. Frequent workshops and demonstrations. Visitors always welcome. Find us at www.mvbonsai.com and Facebook page.

NEW YORK - West Charlton

Mohawk - Hudson Bonsai Society meets the last Sunday of each month at 12:00PM. Check the website for the location. MHBS was founded in 1968 and serves the NY Capital District and beyound. New members and visitors are always welome. For current information click on the MHBS newsletter icon on the home page of www.pfmbonsai.com for meeting dates, locations and events. Contact: Pauline Muth, 7 Western Ave, West Charlton, NY (518) 882-1039 or Email: pauline@pfmbonsai.com.




Blue Ridge Bonsai Society. We assemble around 1:30 with the program starting at 2pm. Bring a tree for show and tell or to ask questions. Beginners are especially welcome! Yearly membership is $25. Meets at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville,NC. For further info about our club contact Bob Thatcher at 828-667-9563 e-mail: btman15@att.net


The Bonsai Society of the Carolinas, the oldest bonsai club in the Carolinas, normally meets the second weekend of each month at the Bonsai Learning Center at 4416 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, NC. Meetings vary between Saturday and Sunday, depending upon the availability of the speaker. Both beginner and advanced programs are offered. Out of state artists are frequently featured. Annually, the society sponsors a bonai pavillion at the Southern Spring Show in Charlotte, NC. This event is usually the last week in February. For more information, visit the society web page - http://www.bonsaicarolina.com For more info contact: Bob Wymer, 8328 Kapplewood Ct., Charlotte, NC 28226, tel: (704) 541-5776 or Tel: (24 hour bonsai hotline) - (704) 552-6551

NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

Triangle Bonsai Society. Meets at The Commons Building, Wake County Office Park, 4011 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC. Meeting dates vary by month, please check the website for current information - Contact Harold Johnson. 6806 Knotty Pine Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 email


Cape Fear Bonsai Society meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm, at the New Hanover County Arboretum Auditorium. Address: 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403. Please contact Mary Recupero, President, for information at 910-794-3135, or info@capefearbonsaisociety.org You may also visit the website for additional information: www.capefearbonsaisociety.org

NORTH CAROLINA - Winston-Salem

North Carolina Bonsai Association. Contact: Terry W. Brandsma, 4208 Brentonshire Ln., High Point, NC 27265




Bonsai of the North Society Contact: Gregory A. Baumgartner Email:threebs.nd@netzero.net


OHIO - Akron-Canton

Akron-Canton Bonsai Society meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio -- On the Mall in downtown Cuyahoga Falls, just south of Portage Trail, near Rt. 8. You can also see pictures from our recent shows, club events, workshops and demos at http://picasaweb.google.com/akroncantonbonsai For more information and a recent newsletter, contact akroncantonbonsai@gmail.com .

OHIO - Cincinnati

Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati. Meets at Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd., third Thursday, except December and January, 7:30 PM. Website: http://cincinnatibonsai.com Contact: Tom McCormack, 10931 Allenhurst Blvd. E., Cincinnati, OH 45241; (513)563 0473; . Annual show - summer - Civic Zoo; fall show at Krohn Conservatory

OHIO - Cleveland

Cleveland Bonsai Club. Meets at the Cleveland-Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, 750 E. 88th St. of Martin Luther Kind Blvd., Cleveland, OH , the fourth Saturday of the month 9:30 am to noon. The Cleveland Bonsai Club is one of the oldest Bonsai clubs in the US, having been founded in 1956, and having more than 120 full time members. A very prestigious club with many tremendously talented members. Contact Dale Harder, by phone: (440) 888-2163 after 5:30 pm EST or by e-mail: dale@hhr-lasers.com

OHIO - Columbus

Columbus Bonsai Society, Website: http://columbusbonsai.org/ For more than 40 years, keeping it small in Central Ohio. Programs encourage new and experienced bonsai hobbyists alike: monthly newsletter, expert advice, workshops, demonstrations, special discounts, lending Library, Annual Show in July. Please join us-guests always welcome. We meet year round. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 East Broad St. Email: columbusbonsai@gmail.com

OHIO - Dayton

Bonsai Dayton meets at the OSU Extension Office in Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1001 S. Mailn Street, 3rd Wednesday except July and August at 6:30 PM. Our meeting times may change if we share speakers with another club. Send an e-mail to get on the free e-mail newsletter distribution list. Contact: John Porterfield, (937) 325-9624 or by E-mail.

OHIO - Newark

Pun Ching Bonsai Club meets at The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE, Newark, OH 43056, third Tuesday (consult agenda for addtions or changes) at 7:00pm. Contact: Jeff Carr (740) 323-2355. Send an email to get the current agenda, come and join us explore the exciting hobby of Bonsai.Email: jcarr@staselwoodbonsai.com

OHIO - Sandusky

Sandusky Bonsai Club. Meets at 306 Wayne St., first Tuesday, except January, 7:30 PM. Send mail to Parkview Barber Shop, 306 Wayne St., Sandusky, OH 44870, or call Paulette Grahl, (419) 626-2703.

OHIO - Willoughby

Ohio Great Lakes Bonsai Society. Meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Albert Vlasar, 5278A Liberty Lane, Willoughby, OH 44094 Phone: (440)585 4867



Association of Oklahoma Bonsai Hobbyists - Meets on the 1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 4PM, usually at the Firehouse Art Center in Norman Oklahoma. For Information contact Randy Jones at rj@randysbonsai.com or call 405.364.8960

OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City

Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society. Meets at 3400 NW 36th St., second Tuesday, 7:00 PM. June show and bazaar. Contact Dale Haworth, 10874 S. Sante Fe Ave., Edmond, Oklahoma. (405) 844-2513 Or email dalehaworth@cox.net


Green Country Bonsai meets at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. ( ex. holiday conflict) Web: http://www.greencountrybonsai.org. Spring & Fall shows. Contact: Jonathan Lemos, Pres. at. lemosbrazil@aol.com


OREGON - Corvallis

Corvallis Bonsai Society. Meets at Chintimini Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., fourth Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Ruth Musil. (503) 757-8261.

OREGON - Coos Bay/North Bend

Bay Area Bonsai Society. Meets at Coos Bay public library, 525 Anderson, second Monday, except July and August, 7:00 PM. George & Eva Ahuna, 1434 N Tenth Court, Coos Bay, OR 97420, (503) 269-9696 or Kenneth Windred, 3013 Pigeon Point Rd., Coos Bay, OR 97420, (503) 888-3634. Annual spring exhibit.

OREGON - Eugene

Eugene Bonsai Society, Inc. Meets at Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. in Eugene, first Thursday, except January, July, and August, at 6:30 PM. For more information contract: Dean Burkhart, (541) 744-1919, Email: burkhaks@aol.com. Website: www.eugenebonsai.org

OREGON - Grants Pass

The Southern Oregon Regional Bonsai Club does not have any firm meeting dates yet, but when they do meet, the meetings are held at Chet's Garden Center at 4th and H street, Grants Pass, OR 97526. We're just getting rolling with lots to offer the local bonsai enthusiasts. New members welcome, regardless of your level, let's get together and do some bonsai! Web site and newsletter to come as we grow. For more Info contact: Rick Katzin at (541) 761-0324, Or honeyishrunkthetrees@yahoo.com

OREGON - Medford

Cascade Bonsai Society. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Eastwood Baptist Church Annex, 675 N. Keene Way, Medford, OR Contact: Jan Bailey (541) 857-2627 Email: bondoxies@charter.net Website: www.cascadebonsai.org

OREGON - Portland

The Bonsai Society of Portland. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Milwaukie Community Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, 97222. No general meeting in July, August or December. Additional activities include bonsai exhibits in Spring and Fall, picnic in August, holiday party in December, and an active Mentorship program. BSOP is an active club, founded in 1966. Guests are welcome. Website: www.portlandbonsai.org

OREGON - Port Orford

Far-West Bonsai Society. Meets at Alfonso Travel Park, first Monday, 7:00 PM. DeBoyd & Eileen Smith, 95650 Sixes River Rd., Sixes, OR 97476. (503) 332-7633. Fourth of July exhibit at Driftwood School, Port Orford.

OREGON - Salem

Willamette Valley Bonsai Society. Meets at the Marion County Fire District #1, 300 Cordon Road NE,Salem, OR the second Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Contact: Ron Phair Phone: (503) 932-2165 E-mail: phairest@hotmail.com WVBS stimulate interest in, information on and appreciation of the art of bonsai by participating in fairs, exhibitions, conventions and other educational displays for members and non-members alike.Website: http://willamettevalleybonsai.org




The Happy Valley Bonsai Club. Central PA bonsai enthusiasts meet to discuss and learn bonsai, work on trees, & share bonsai information with the general public. The Happy Valley Bonsai Club is an affiliate of the Art Alliance of Central PA, www.artalliancepa.org Contact Ross Adams for more info: (814) 466-3014 or rossa53@verizon.net


Great Lakes Bonsai Society. Contact Mike Golab by phone (814) 456-6186 or by Email: mikego6194@msn.com for meeting dates and locations.


Susquehanna Bonsai Club. Meets third Monday, 7:00 PM. Contact James and Mary Kay Doyle, 145l Pleasant Hill Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 545-4555 for meeting locations. Club since l98l. Over 200 members.

PENNSYLVANIA - Huntingdon Valley

Pennypack Bonsai Society. Meets the second Thursday of every month at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust 2955 Edgehill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA. Website: http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/panda/121/


Lancaster Bonsai Society. Meets at historic Conestoga House and Gardens at 1608 Marietta Pike (Rt. 23), just west of Lancaster. The club meets in the library every 2nd Wednesday of the month, except for December, at 7:00 PM. Member of Potomac Bonsai Society. Spring and fall shows. Contact: e-mail: ulrich51@excite.com

PENNSYLVANIA - Lehigh Valley

Bonsai Society of Lehigh Valley. Meets at Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School, Horticultural Room, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem, last Tuesday, 7:00 PM, except July, August, December. Jim Gillespie, (610) 837-6688. Members come from Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and surrounding areas of Lehigh Valley. Mailing address: PO Box 1684, Bethlehem, PA 18016-1684. Mid-May exhibit.http://www.bonsaisocietylehighvalley.org

PENNSYLVANIA - Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Bonsai Society. Meets at Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA, third Friday, 7:00 PM. Linda Brant, 610-948-6380. Email: lbrant@comcast.net Website: http://pabonsai.org


Pittsburgh Bonsai Society. Meets at Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center, 5th and Shady Ave., third Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Don Gould, 239 James St., Wilkins Twp, PA 15145. (412) 823- 2090. Seminars, exhibits, workshops, beginner and advanced classes.


North East Pennsylvania Bonsai Society meets Last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Midway Garden Center 1865 Highway 315 Pittson, PA. The Northeast PA Bonsai Society was begun in June of 1988 and continues the mission of providing a place for its members to come together to expand and share their knowledge and skills as well as advancing and promoting interest in bonsai among the general public in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information contact Susan Lauer 570-654-6194 selauermgc@aol.com


Reading Bonsai Society. Club Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7pm in the Reading Public Museum Auditorium. Enter through the back security entrance. For more information contact Alan Groff (610) 927-2272. alang@inter-graphic.com. Club website: www.RedRival.com/rbc


Augusta Bonsai Club. Meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the United Chridt Church, White Deer Churches, West Milton, PA. An occasional meeting held at members homes. Contact: John Bierley(570) 546-7811, Email: quietspiritarts@hotmail.com Meetings are fun and informal. Occasionally a field trip and every September a picnic.

PENNSYLVANIA - Williamsport

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bonsai Club is located in the Williamsport PA area. We are a group of Bonsai enthusiasts who get together to work on trees, talk about things, and learn from each other. People of any skill level are welcome in the club, from the newbie with one tree to the seasoned veteran with 100. We are here to help and encourage one another in this fun hobby and the club currently has 10 members. We meet 3 times a year on the last Saturday in April, the second Saturday in July, and the first Saturday in September. We also plan 2 trips to Nature's Way Nursery each year for their Spring and Fall Open houses as well as a few other club events. Contact Jason Paulhamus jlpaulhamus@yahoo.com (570) 998-8051www.bringyourownbonsaiclub.com

PENNSYLVANIA (Southeast) - Wilmington, DE

Brandywine Bonsai Society. Meets every third Saturday of the month (except December) at the Brandywine Town Center, Wilmington-West Chester Pike (Rte 202) & Naamans Road (Rte 92), at 10:00 AM. Varied programs include guest masters. Annual bonsai shows in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford, PA) in June and at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) in the fall. Contact: Steve Ittel,302-778-4546 or by e-mail BrandywineBonsai@comcast.net Web site: http://www.gobbs.org


PUERTO RICO - Trujillo Alto

Federacion Puerto Rico de Bonsai Contact: Presidente Pedro J. Moarales, P.O.Box 1620, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico 00977-1620 Tel: 787 765 6680 Res. 787 755 3362 Fax: 787 767 1888 Res. 787 761 3394 e-mail: futago@prtc.net


Club de Bonsai de Puerto Rico-Capitulo de San Juan meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at Centro Cumunal Crown Hills, Wiston Churchill Ave., El Senorial, San Juan. Contact: Jose RiveraE-mail: josorl@prw.net - website: www.geocities.com/cbpr2000



RHODE ISLAND - W. Kingston

Rhode Island Bonsai Society, PO Box 40935 Providence, RI 02940website: www.rhodeislandbonsaisociety.org email: president@rhodeislandbonsaisociety.org



Bonsai Club of South Carolina meets at 10 A.M. on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building at Maxcy Gregg Park (near Five Points), Columbia, S.C. Meetings involve a lecture/demonstration and time for working on member trees. Nationally known bonsai experts and an annual Show provide added resources. Website:http://members.aol.com/SCbonsai/Bonsaipages/SCBS.html Email:SCBonsai@aol.com

SOUTH CAROLINA - Seabrook Island (outside Charleston)

Coastal Carolina Bonsai Club. Meets at Property Owners Community Room, Seabrook Island, second Monday every other month beginning January, 7:30 PM. Jeanne P. Thompson, 2384 High Hammock Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455, (803)768-2192. We have a security gate. One must be invited or ask for entrance from the contact person.



Sorry, to the best of our knowledge no clubs exist in this area. Otherwise, please forward the correct information and we will update this section accordingly.


TENNESSEE - Chattanooga

Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society meets the second Saturday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Agricultural Center located at 6183 Adamson Circle in Chattanooga. If you would like additional information you may contact James L. Gumnick at (423) 598-8166 or by e-mail jim@tvbonsai.org. Their website is http://tvbonsai.org The Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society promotes knowledge, interest, education, and the enjoyment of bonsai and other living plant materials in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. We invite experienced bonsaiists, inexperienced bonsaiists, and those having an interest in the art of bonsai to join our group to participate in monthly meetings and share with us knowledge, experience, and fellowship.

TENNESSEE - Kingsport

Mid-Appalachian Bonsai kai meets the 3rd Monday of each month, for location and directions please contact Anita Bausman at (423) 239-7602 or by e-mail. Study group of interested bonsai students, various levels, all ages, September show, participate in other shows and community events/education, everyone welcome, email or call for more information.

TENNESSEE - Knoxville

Knoxville Bonsai Society meets at various members' homes typically on the second saturday of each month from 9:30am-noon. For more informaton please contact: Tom Bjorholm, phone: (865) 922-0825 or e-mail: bjorholmt@juno.com - Through a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, members are encouraged to develop their skills and understanding of classical bonsai design and culture. Annual spring show held in May. Website: www.bjorvalabonsai.com/kbs.


Memphis Bonsai Society meets at the Memphis Botanical Gardens Goldsmith Civic Center (750 Cherry Road, Mphs, TN) on the 4th Tuesday of each month (unless a special activity dedicates otherwise). The meetings start at 7:00 PM. Contact: info@memphisbonsai.org Website: www.memphisbonsai.org.

TENNESSEE - Nashville

Nashville Bonsai Society meets at Cheekwood Botanic Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, except during the months of December and January. Contact: Ian Dawe Phone: 423-470-7091 E-mail: ianfdawe@gmail.com, Website: www.nashvillebonsai.com The Nashville Bonsai Society is an association of individuals dedicated to promoting interest in the art of bonsai.


TEXAS - Abilene

Big Country Bonsai Club. Meets at Abilene Garden Club, 300 Weastwood, second Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Evelyn Mayfield, 1425 Tanglewood Rd., Abilene, TX 79605, (915) 692-1665

TEXAS - Austin

Austin Bonsai Society. Austin Bonsai Society has been in existence since 1965. It has an active membership of about 50, several of whom have gained national or international recognition for their expertise. The club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. social and 7:30 meeting at the Zilker Garden Center in Austin. Special events each year including workshops with Bonsai Masters and a club show in May. For further information call Elaine at (512)266-2655 or E-mail: ewbonasi@austin.rr.com

TEXAS - Beaumont

Southeast Texas Bonsai Club. Meets at Garden Center, Terrell Park, first Tuesday, 7:00 PM. Occasional special meetings held elsewhere in June, September, and December. Visitors welcome. Spring and fall show. Contact: Mark Lee (409) 722-9287. Website

TEXAS - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Bonsai Club. Meets every fourth Thursday of the month, January through October, 7:00p.m. at the Garden Senior Center, 5325 Greely Street. The meetings include short business meetings and lecture/demonstrations conducted by club artist, Texas and National artist. Workshops are scheduled every second Wednesday of the month plus special workshops are often scheduled. A library of bonsai books are available for club members use. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings and join the club to learn more about this exciting horticultural art form. The club is a member of the Corpus Christi Area Garden Council, Inc., Lone Star Bonsai Federation and Bonsai Clubs International. Contract: Yvonne Padilla (512) 992-0009, E-mail: myforest@sbcglobal.net Website: http://corpuschristibonsaiclub.org

TEXAS - Dallas

Bonsai Society of Dallas. Meets 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00AM at North Haven Gardens, 7700 North Haven Road. Contact: George Straw, bonsaistraw@aol.com, (214) 357-3048. Website: http://www.bonsaisocietyofdallas.com

TEXAS - Fort Worth

Fort Worth Bonsai Society. Meets at Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory, 3220 Botanical Garden Dr., second Thursday, 7:00 PM. Suzanne Scott, 3130 Woodland Hts, Colleyville, TX 76034, (817) 283-5985. Annual display at Japanese Garden Festivals in spring and fall. Yearly society show in the spring.

TEXAS - Houston

Houston Bonsai Society, Inc. meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday at the West Gray Multi Services Center, 1475 West Gray, Houston , TX 77019, 7 PM - Refreshments, 7:30 PM Meeting Program. Contact: Hurley Johnson, HBS, P.O. Box 540727, Houston, TX 77254-0727, Email: hurley@all-tex.net phone: (832) 526-5962, Website: http://www.houstonbonsai.com/

TEXAS - San Antonio

San Antonio Bonsai Society, Inc. Meets at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month, at the Lion's Field Adult & Senior Citizens Center located at 2809 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Mulberry). Contact: Donna Dobberfuhl, 2009 SABS President at two2views@yahoo.com. Postal Mailings: P. O. Box 39161, San Antonio, TX 78216. Website

TEXAS - Weslaco

Rio Grande Valley Bonsai Society. Meets 2nd Sunday of the month (with some exceptions to accommodate outside speakers) at 2 p.m. in the Hoblitzelle Building of the Texas A & M Research Center in Weslaco, TX. Contact Rick Choate, (210) 580-4303, evenings and weekends.



UTAH - Salt Lake City

Bonsai Club of Utah. Meets at Sugar House Park Garden Center, 1676 E. 2lst South, fourth Wednesday, 7:30 PM. Jean Schroeder, PO Box 58975, Salt Lake City, UT 84158. Website: http//users.burgoyne.com/~dainge

UTAH - St. George

Southern Utah Bonsai Society. Meetings are every third Thursday at Star Nursery, 385 W Telegraph St, Washington, UT at 7:00 PM. Contact: Casey Niederhauser (435) 668-0844 or by e-mail casey@subonsai.com . Website: http//www.subonsai.com


VERMONT - Central to Northern Vermont

Green Mountain Bonsai Society. Meets in members homes or at Williston Federated Church, third Sunday, 3:00 PM. Trudy Anderson, RD 1, Box 129, Jericho, VT 05465, (802) 899-3487. Annual members show in June and large exhibit at Champlain Valley Fair each year for a week ending Labor Day.

VERMONT - Northeastern Vermont

Northeast Vermont Bonsai Club. Meets at New England Art Glass Studio every 4th Thursday of the month. Contact: Tim Byrne, RR#1, Box 4, Derby Vermont, 05829. Yearly newsletter, Digs, Workshops and Annual trip to Montreal Botanical Gardens. No meetings Nov-Feb...


VIRGINIA - Arlington

Northern Virginia Bonsai Society is a non-profit organization whose goal is to educate about and share Bonsai Information. We have lectures from noted speakers, workshops, collecting trips, and publish our own newsletter. NVBS has been in existence for over 27 years. We meet every second Saturday of the month, 9 am at the Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. S. Arlington, VA. Contact: Stephen Ash E-mail sea02616@yahoo.com Phone: 703-524-2835 Website: www.nvbs.us

VIRGINIA - Charlottesville

Charlottesville Bonsai Society Contact Todd Ellis for details. Phone: 434-249-4645, e-mail: SkunkFeathers@butter.toast.net

VIRGINIA - Hampton

Peninsula Bonsai Society. Meets the second Tuesdays, 7:00 PM at the Peninsula Council of Garden Clubs building in Hampton, Contact: Bob Owens (757) 877-3515 Email Bowensai@aol.com

VIRGINIA - Lynchburg

Central Virginia Bonsai Society usually meets the 4th Thursday during growing season at 7:00 PM. Contact: Julian R. Adams, 1721 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503, (434) 384- 7951, E-mail: jra@adamsbonsai.com. All skill levels of bonsai enthusiast are welcome. Meeting days and location are irregular. Call ahead for current schedule.

VIRGINIA - Norfolk

Virginia Bonsai Society is dedicated to the promotion, education, and enjoyment of the living art Bonsai and Penjing. We meet in the Holly Room of Baker Hall at Norfolk Botanical Gardens, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., first Thursday of each Month, 7:00 PM. Contact: e-mail: info@virginiabonsai.org. For additional information please visit www.virginiabonsai.org

VIRGINIA - Richmond

Richmond Bonsai Society. Meets in the activity room, St. Mary's Woods Meeting Address: 1257 Marywood Lane, 4th Monday at 7:00 PM. Contact:Thomas Sones E-mail: richmondbonsaisociety@yahoo.com. On an annual basis,the club typically sponsors two visiting bonsai artists who offer a program format of lecture/demonstrations. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Workshops are also offered during the year. Please check the event calendar on the website for the monthly topics and speakers. Website: www.richmondbonsaisociety.org

VIRGINIA - Roanoke

Hinoki Bonsai Club. Meets at Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs Bldg., 3640 Colonial Ave., third Wednesday of each month, except August at 7:30 PM. Contact: Ken Clubb (540) 362-2725 or by E-mail: kclubb43@cox.net. Our club meets monthly with programs relating to creating,styling, and maintaining bonsai.We usually have one or two visiting bonsai artists giving lecture/demonstrations each year.

VIRGINIA - Suffolk

The Tidewater Bonsai Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2 pm - 5 pm. If you are a beginner looking to go to the next level in your bonsai learning, or an experienced Bonsai artist looking for a club of equal passion then we might be the club for you. We are a working club and most meetings are hands on improving our own trees and learning from other members. Contact: Stephen Krall (757) 635-3605 or by E-mail: info@tbcbonsai.org Our website is www.tbcbonsai.org


Sorry, to the best of our knowledge no clubs exist in this area. Otherwise, please forward the correct information and we will update this section accordingly.


WASHINGTON - Bremerton

We are a small club comprised of people that have been doing bonsai for many years as well as people that are just learning. Members are encouraged to bring a bonsai to either show off or to get design advice. Our programs vary between covering the basics to more in-depth considerations. All guests are welcome. For the colder months we meet at Crossroads Church. For the warmer months we meet at Elandan Garden. Our mailing address is Evergreen Bonsai Club, PO Box 2845, Bremerton WA, 98310. Contact Terry Ayers tcayers@q.com. Website: http://www.evergreenbonsaiclub.com/. 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm. Crossroads Church, 7555 Old Military Rd N, Bremerton WA 98311


Olympia Bonsai Club. Meets at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month at the Lacey Community Center 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA. Our mailing address is Box 2682, Olympia, WA., 98507-2682, Rep: Gene Tsuji (360)491-0593 www.easysite.com/olympiabonsaiclub


Puget Sound Bonsai Association. Meets at Center for Urban Horticulture at Univ. of Wash., 3501 NE 41st St., fourth Monday, February, March, April, May Show, July "Summer" Potluck, September, October & November, 7:30 PM. Website


Dungeness Bonsai Society. Meets at Pioneer Park, 387 E Washington Street in Sequim. First Tuesday in February, March, April, May, September, October, November, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Contact President Robert Stack, Dungeness Bonsai Society, PO Box 1441, Sequim, WA 98382. E-mail.


Inland Empire Bonsai Society - Meets at Manito Park meeting room (4W, 21st Ave) on the third Sunday of every month at 12:00 PM. Contact: Hal Allert (509)869-4583, E-mail: info@inlandbonsai.com Website: http://www.inlandbonsai.com/


Yakima Valley Bonsai Society. Meetings are held at 7:30 PM the last Tuesday of each month from February through October at the Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum DR, Yakima WA Contact: Ernie Smith Racee@wolfenet.com


WEST VIRGINIA - Morgantown

Mountaineer Bonsai Society. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 7 PM in the Evansdale Greenhouse Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University. Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 Phone: (304)293-4480 Current President: Tom Simonyi mistermoyogi@yahoo.com



Bay Area Bonsai Society. Meets at The Senior Center in downtown Green Bay, WI, second Wednesday, except January, July, November, and December, 7:00 PM. For more information, contact: Sandra Keller, 920-865-7546 or Bay Area Bonsai Society, PO Box 12244, Green Bay, WI 54307-2241


The Coulee Region Bonsai Club. Meets at Asbury Methodist Church, 19 and Redfield St., third Monday, except December, 7:00 PM. Tony Buchda, 400 Monitor St., LaCrosse, WI 54601. (608) 782-4231. 30 members. Annual show in June.


Badger Bonsai Society. Meetings are at 6:30 on the second Thursday of every month at Olbrich Gardens(3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI), except for January and July when the club has a special dinner meeting.In addition to monthly meetings, which cover a wide range of subjects of interest to bonsai enthusiast, many special events are held. These include workshops, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, collecting trips, and instructions on the art of bonsai. Contact: Karl Bethke, (608) 249-6195 or E-Mail aabonsai@charter.net Website: www.badgerbonsai.net

WISCONSIN - Appleton

Fox Valley Bonsai Society. Meets at the Gardens of the Fox Cities in Appleton, WI, the second Tuesday, at 7:00 PM. Contact: Leroy Frahm, (414) 832- 6722 or E-Mail leroyfrahm@hotmail.com. Annual show last Sunday in September at the Gardens of the Fox Cities in Appleton.

WISCONSIN - Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bonsai Society. Meets on the 1st Tuesday at 6:45PM at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, WI . Contact: 414-299-9229 or write P.O. Box 240822, Milwaukee, WI 53224. Website: www.milwaukeebonsai.org Email:mbsweb@hotmail.com


WYOMING - Douglas

Laramie Peak Bonsai Society: 2015 Adobe Ave., Douglas, WY 82633. L.P.B.S. meets once a month to discuss and learn the art and technique of bonsai. Our group also holds classes and attends annual events. We enjoy collecting material from the mountains in the area. Most of all we enjoy sharing our love of bonsai and learning from others. Printed newsletter. Please contact Dan W. for more information 307-359-2063 lpbonsaisociety@gmail.com.

WYOMING - Gillette

Gillette Bonsai Study Group. Meets at various dates and times. Contact Gerald Gardner, 912 Cherry Lane, Gillette, WY (307) 685-2041 EMAIL: ggardner@vcn.com

WYOMING - Laramie

Laramie Bonsai Study Group. Contact Gerald Gardner, 912 Cherry Lane, Gillette, WY (307) 685-2041 EMAIL: ggardner@vcn.com


The American Bonsai Society hopes that you find this Directory informative and useful. We are still finding new clubs and reluctantly eliminating disbanded clubs. Some existing clubs may not be listed. After published Journal articles and forms, personal letters and phone calls, there are still known clubs where contact for current information was unsuccessful. ABS plans to update this Directory periodically.