ABS was founded in 1967 by motivated people who wanted a North American society that would cater to the needs of the individual. The founders wanted an organization that was a source of information, advice, supplies and material about this horticultural form and hobby.
Today, you can join this group! Membership in the American Bonsai Society will put you in a select group of people excited about the bonsai art form and hobby.
Our flagship publication, BONSAI: The Journal of the American Bonsai Society continues to strive to become the finest magazine dedicated to the art of Bonsai. Four issues per year are crammed with informative articles written by North American bonsai authors for bonsai beginners as well as those with more bonsai experience.
The American Bonsai Society is an association of individuals dedicated to promoting an interest in the art of bonsai. Through its publications, symposia and other educational activities, ABS supports the development of bonsai styling and production techniques that reflect the diverse personality of North America and encourages the use of plant species indigenous or best suited for bonsai in the United States, Canada and Mexico.