Bonsai Clubs - USA

Click on each state on the map to view the directory of bonsai clubs for that state, or just scroll down the page.

This information is provided as a courtesy to the bonsai community and the American Bonsai Society makes no guarantee as to its accuracy. 


To add a missing club, or to edit an existing listing, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. 


Birmingham, AL
Alabama Bonsai Society

Meets at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, Alabama, the 2nd Monday each month at 7pm.



Decatur/Huntsville, AL
The Living Art Bonsai Society
Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM. Except in Dec. Meetings held at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens on Bob Wallace in Huntsville, AL.


Contact: Phil Terry,


Mobile, AL

Azalea City Bonsai Society
Meets at Mobile Botanical Garden in Langan Park, first Tuesday of each month at 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,


North Pole, AK

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.


Payson, AZ
Bonsai of Payson
Meets at 905 N. Hillcrest, Payson, first Monday, 7:00 pm. Shows on Earth Day in April and at County Fair in September.

Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Bonsai Society
Meets at the Valley Garden Center, 1809 N 15th Avenue in Phoenix the first and third Wednesdays from September through May of each year at 7:30pm. Phoenix Bonsai Society has a webpage with valuable plant information for desert bonsai growing. Phoenix Bonsai Society is one of the oldest clubs in the United States and exhibits at the Japanese Friendship Garden in February and at the Valley Garden Center in April.

Contact: Elsie Andrade, 602-663-6171,

Scottsdale, AZ
Bonsai of Scottsdale
Meets at Summer Winds Nursery at Tatum the first Saturday of the month from 1pm to 3pm and the third Saturday of the month at Araxi Hovhannessian’s residence from 9am to 12 noon.

Tucson, AZ
The Tucson Bonsai Society
Meets every second Sunday 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Tucson Woman’s Club, 6245 E. Bellevue, near Speedway & Wilmot.


Seasonal classes, adapting bonsai to Sonoran Desert growing conditions, are taught by the Society twice yearly, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. The classes include three 3-hour sessions, in successive months, and monthly meetings offer continued education and teaching assistance to members. The annual exhibition of “Bonsai-The Living Art” is held in spring at the Botanical Gardens, offering both advanced stages of bonsai, and those of beginners. Guest bonsai artists, usually from California, are hosted each spring for member workshops and demonstrations. Field trips to local mountains and canyons are sponsored in fall and spring, for collection of Yamadori under permit.


Contact President Rod McKenna-Johnson:



Central Arkansas Bonsai Society

Bob Crawford:


Alameda, CA

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. Bay Island Bonsai is a Northern California organization founded in 1998 by Boon Manakitivipart. The organization came into being out of 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.



Anaheim, CA
Kofu Bonsai Kai
Meets in Anaheim at United Methodist Church 1000 South State College Blvd. Anaheim 7:00pm 3rd Saturday evening. Second Meeting Day: 3rd Saturday Clinic/Workshop at 4:00pm also at the Anaheim Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA.


Contact: Carol Upston, President, 310-346-4203, 1895 262nd St., Lomita CA 90717,


Orange County Bonsai Society 
Meets on the 4th Sunday, at 1:00 pm. at the Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804.


Contact: Dan Murphy, President, 714-334-5766,


Arcadia, CA

Santa Anita Bonsai Society
Meets at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, second Saturday of each month except July, August, and December, 7:30 PM.


Contact: Jim Barrett, (818)445-4529


Arcata, CA
Humboldt Bonsai Society
Meets at Freshwater Elementary School, 75 Greenwood Heights Dr, Eureka, CA 95503, Sunday at 2:00 pm. Membership consists of individuals residing in several cities in the Humboldt Bay area.


Contact: Donajean Hooker, President, 707-822-6705, 707-498-7065, 2141 Lewis Ave, Arcata, CA 95521,

Auburn, CA
Sierra Bonsai Club
Meets on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Rd, Penryn, CA 95663.


Contact: Mark Knittle, President, 530-401-0769, 680 Brown Gables Rd, Auburn, CA 95603,

Castro Valley, CA
Yamato Bonsai Club
Meets at the Eden Japanese Community Center, 710 Elgin St, San Leandro, CA 94580, every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Demo, workshops, and plant critique. Annual Fall Show third Sat/Sun of October.

Contact: Tony Hayworth, President, 510-289-5731, 4613 Maritime Loop, Union City, CA 94587,

Chico, CA
Chico Bonsai Society
Meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the conference room of the Butte Co. Library, Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave.


Contact: President, Leo Martinez (916) 549-4018,, P.O. Box 1869, Chico, Ca 95927 or Chuck Coate, (530) 899-9534,

Fresno, CA
Fresno Bonsai Society
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Reserve Area at the Clark Bonsai Collection Shinzen, within Woodward Park, in Fresno. The Bonsai Basics Study Group meets the 3rd Saturday at various members gardens.

Contact: Peter Schaffert, President,


Gardena, CA
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 exhibition in April at Huntington Library. Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai. Meets at Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St., third Friday, 7:00 PM.


Family oriented club dedicated to promoting the art of bonsai through monthly meetings, demonstrations, annual show, and participation in community arts events.


Contact: Andrea Wagner (310) 370-5492,  

Hanford, CA
Hanford Bonsai Society, Inc.
Meets at Kings County Civic Center Agriculture Building; 680 N. Campus Dr, Suite F (of the Ag Center), 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM. Workshops, demos, informative group.

La Cañada Flintridge, CA
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,


Livermore, CA
Valley Bonsai Society
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm at the Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Ln, Livermore, CA 94551.


Contact: Charles Harder, President, 925-980-3438, 438 Starling Ave, Livermore, CA 94551,


Modesto, CA
Modesto Bonsai Club
Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month except Dec. from 10am – 2pm at West Turf Nursery, 1612 Claus Rd, Modesto, CA 95355. Members and visitors enjoy learning the art of bonsai.


Mailing address is PO Box 578518, Modesto, CA 95357-8518.


Contact: Richard McKinstry, President, 209-577-4174, 1112 Milkenney Dr, Modesto, CA 95355,

Monterey, CA

Monterey Bonsai Club
Meets on the 1st Tuesday at 6:30 pm. at the Hilltop School Center, 871 Jesse St, Monterey, CA 93940.


Contact: Rich Guillen, President, 831-210-2284, 4 Shady Ln, Monterey, CA 93940,

Napa, CA
Napa Valley Bonsai Club
Meets at 1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559 , 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.


Contact: Brent Ilhi, President, 707-294-2292, 510-604-3223, 565 Seymour St, Napa, CA 94559,


Nevada City, CA
Nevada County Bonsai Club
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959.


Contact: Phil Richardson, President, 530-268-8653, 530-210-0142, 11545 Mathis Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949,

Oakland, CA
Bay Area Bonsai Associates
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:30 am at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610


Contact: John Roehl, President, 707-827-3206, PO Box 365, Graton, CA 95444,

Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai
Meets on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, Club


Contact: Chris Ross, President,

East Bay Bonsai Society
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!


Contact: Michael Hylton, President, 510-219-6453, 551 Walavista Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610,


Palo Alto, CA
Akebono Bonsai Club
Meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple (Issei Hall) 2752 Louis Road, Palo Alto 94303


Contact: President: Bill Tsuchida,

Kusamura Bonsai Club

Meets 3rd Friday of the Month 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. We also feature a monthly Beginning Workshop for people new to Bonsai and an Intermediate Workshop for members who have more experience.
Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, but must be a member to attend the workshops.



Redding, CA
Redding Bonsai Club
Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. At W. Shasta Resource Cons Dist Ofc, 6270 Parallel Rd, Anderson, CA 96007.


Contact: David Soho, President, 530-926-4349, 530-722-7132, 721 Deas Way, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067,

Riverside, CA
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.

Sacramento, CA
American Bonsai Assoc. of Sacramento

Meets the fourth Tuesday each month at 6 pm at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816. The club has excellent educational programs, outreach to beginning bonsaists, and high quality professional demonstrations.

Contact: Dodie Newman, President, (916) 799-9575,

Bonsai Sekiyu Kai
Meets at Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm and Saturday after 3rd Wednesday at 9:00AM at Maruyama Nursery, 1415 47th Ave Ste F, Sacramento, CA.


Contact: Yuzo Maruyuma, President, 916-421-6888, 1423 47th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822,

Capital City Bonsai Association
Meeting dates are irregular, at Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816


Contact: Gary Judd, President, 916-622-8048, 2920 Dry Gulch Ct, Rocklin, CA 95677,

Gold Country Bonsai Club
Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at Burks Junction, 3300 Coach Ln Suite A-9, Cameron Park, CA 95682.


Contact: Paul Vandlik, President, 916-476-0583, 111 Gage Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762,

Sacramento Bonsai Club
 Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818


Contact: Doug Hamby, President,


Satsuki Aikokai Sacramento Bonsai Club
Meets at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, third Monday each month at 7 at pm. Email: 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!


Contact: Eric Trevena, President, 209-367-9452,

Salinas, CA
Salinas Bonsai Club
Meets on the 1st Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm. at the Presbyterian Church, 14 California St, Salinas, CA 93901.


Contact: Scott Harlan, President, 831-455-8001, 831-210-4645, 19518 Creekside Ct, Salinas, CA 93908,

San Diego, CA
Bonsai & Beyond
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024. Also meet on the 1st Sunday every other month at 10:00 am. at the Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado, Rm 101, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA.


Contact: Philip Tacktill, President, 858-959-8259, 465 Glencrest Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075,

San Diego Bonsai Club
Meets at Casa del Prado Bldg., Room 101, Balboa Park on the 2nd Sun. 10:00 AM. Active club of 200 members. Two shows a year spring and fall plus two bus trips and several socials.


Contact: Dan Sola, President, 858-693-8534, 9854 Tomcat Pl, San Diego, CA 92126,


San Francisco, CA
Bonsai Society of San Francisco
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122.


Contact: Eric Schrader, President, 415-823-7984, or Diana Lum, 415-425-7794,


Marin Bonsai Club
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Marin Arts & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957, Multi-Purpose Room. Workshops on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm – free to members, $20 non-members.


Contact: PO Box 1461, Ross, CA 94957,


Mother Lode Bonsai Club

 Meets on the 1st Saturday of each month at 10:00 am at San Andreas Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas, CA 95245.


Contact: Richard McKinstry-presideent, 209-288-2330,

San Francisco Suiseki Kai
Meets on the 2nd Thursday at 7:30 pm. At Oakland East Bay Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.


Contact: Janet Roth, President, 510-530-1577, 510-919-4778, 4629 Edgewood Ave, Oakland, CA 94602,


San Jose, CA
Midori Bonsai Club
Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 9512. The general meeting features lecture, demo, workshop or round robin format programs. Meets again on the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm at St. Edwards Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA. There is an open forum workshop for all comers. Visitors welcome!


Contact: John Thompson, President, 408-966-6220, PO Box 24097, San Jose, CA 95154,

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. At the San Jose Betsuin Temple, 640 N. 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112. 


Contact: Ken Azuma, President, 408-730-4506, 1449 Belleville Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087,


San Mateo, CA
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai
Meets at 605 Parkside Way, 4th Wednesday, at 7:30 PM. Visitors cordially welcome. Annual exhibit first weekend in October.


Contact: Kevin Corrigan, President, 650-255-9551, 650-594-2345, 136 Vine St, San Carlos, CA 94070,, P.O. Box 4463 Foster City, CA 94404


Santa Barbara, CA
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. Annual show and plant sale in May at Trinity Lutheran Church, Santa Barbara.


Contact: Joe Olson, PO Box 3703, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805) 964-0869,


Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. At the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Workshops held on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 pm. at Aptos Grange Hall, 2555 Mar Vista Dr, Aptos, CA.


Contact: Edward Lambing, President, 831-469-0688, 340 Country Estates Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060,


Santa Maria, CA
Santa Maria Bonsai Club
Meets at Trilogy Art Studio, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA 93444 on the 2nd Sunday at 9:00 AM to noon. Trilogy Art Studio, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA 93444.

Santa Rosa, CA
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society
Meets at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulpa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Annual show the last weekend of August each year is one the biggest in California and features over 150 trees.

Contact: Bob Shimon, President, 707-884-4126, PO Box 317, Point Arena, CA 95468,


Temple City, CA
Baiko-en Bonsai Kenkyukai
Meets at 5118 Barela Ave., second Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  Annual Frank Nagata Memorial Show “Winter Silhouettes”, invitational bonsai exhibit at Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA, last weekend in January.


Contact: Marty Hagbery, 5009 N. Willow Ave., Covina, CA 91724. (818) 331-8382.

Vacaville, CA
Vaca Valley Bonsai Club
Meets at Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., second Tuesday, 7:00 PM.

Van Nuys, CA
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. Annual show in May at Sepulveda Garden Center, Magnolia Street, Encino, CA. All levels welcome.

Vista, CA
San Pu Kai.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm. at the Brengle Terrace Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92109.


Contact: Carrie Valentine-Sullivan, President, 760-445-2548, 1010 Phillips St, Vista, CA 92083,


Watsonville, CA
Watsonville Bonsai Club
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm. at J.A.C.L. (Kizuka Hall), 150 Blackburn St, Watsonville, CA 95076. Also meets on 4th Monday at 6:30 pm.


Contact: Michael Alciti, President, 831-722-9765, 702 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA 95076,

Westlake Village, CA
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.

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.


Colorado Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Bonsai Society

Meets at the Senior Center (Ceramics Room),1514 N. Hancock, 10:00 am, second Saturday of each month.




Denver, CO
The Purple Pot Society (Denver Branch)

A women’s bonsai club that meets monthly in the Denver Metro area.

Contact: Samantha Holm,


Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society

Meets at the Denver Botanic Gardens on the first Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 PM except in December.





Hartford, CT
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 month, 7:00pm. 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.

New Haven, CT
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,, or Peter Hlousek, 860-575-2503,



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 show at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) in the fall.


Contact: Steve Ittel, 302-778-4546,



Washington, DC
Potomac Bonsai Association is an “umbrella” organization over 8 Bonsai and viewing stone clubs in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Central to Northern Virginia. PBA holds an annual Bonsai Festival in May and holds other events at the National Arboretum, 3501 NY Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.


For more information about PBA and associated clubs go to:


Boca Raton/Delrey Beach, FL

Lighthouse Bonsai Society

Meets the third Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM. The location can vary so see the website for details.


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. We have visiting masters, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, plus much more. Ask to be placed on our mailing list.




Bunnell, FL
The KAWA Bonsai Society

Meets at noon, the third Saturday of every month at Schley’s Bonsai and Supplies (Nursery), 2745 Audubon Ave, Deland, Fl 32720.

KAWA is a very active club with frequent visiting artists. It actively participates in the statewide Convention of the Bonsai Societies of Florida.

Davie, FL
Broward Bonsai Society

Meets the third Saturday of most months at 9:30 AM at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL.

Bonsai classes start at 9am on Saturdays at Flamingo Gardens for beginners to advance. 

Contact: Art Cid, Phone: (954) 261-0135,


Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gold Coast Bonsai Society

Meets at City of Sunrise Parks & Leisure Department, 6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, Florida, the second Saturday, 9:00 AM


Contact: Bob Wertz, 954-730-7824


Fort Meyers, FL
The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida

Founded in Ft. Myers, FL in 1978. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month at the Berne Davis Gardens; 2166 Virginia Avenue. This is just north of the Edison-Ford Winter Estate.


The club is involved in numerous activities and shows during the year. We do demonstrations for groups in the area, go on various field trips, and have visiting speakers from around the world. We welcome anyone interested in this ancient art form to take advantage of our many experienced artists and teachers.


Contact: (239) 935-6850.


Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Fort Walton Beach Bonsai Society

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


Contact: Rose Marie Voelkner,


Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Bonsai Society

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

Homosassa, FL
Buttonwood Bonsai Club of Crystal River

Meets at First Presbyterian Church, U.S. 19, Crystal River, FL 2nd Sat., 9:30 a.m.

Inverness, FL
Buttonwood Bonsai Club

Has been in the Citrus county area since 1985. The club meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM at Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness 34453. We invite you to come to our meetings and learn more!


Contact: Jim Meister, 352-586-0582,


Jacksonville, FL
The North Florida Bonsai Club

Dedicated to progressing the art of bonsai in Jacksonville Florida and the surrounding area. Our purpose is to encourage activities that advance the skills of our membership. The NFBC meets monthly at the Mandarin Garden Club at 2892 Loretto Road Jacksonville, Fl 32223 on the second Monday of each month at 7pm.




Lakeland, FL
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.

Miami, FL
Bonsai Society of Miami

Meets at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road. Pinecrest, Florida 33156, the second Tuesday, 7:30 PM. Bonsai Society of Miami, PO Box 902094, Homestead, Fl 33090


Contact: Glenn Hilton, 786-298-3631,


Naples, FL
Bonsai Society of Naples

Meets twice monthly at various locations. P.O. Box 704, Bonita Springs, FL 33959. Annual spring exhibit. Annual sale, first Saturday of December.

Orlando, FL
Central Florida Bonsai Club

Founded in 1969. We meet twice a month , once for a meeting and demo and once for a hands on workshop. Meets at Orange County Agricultural Center at the corner of Conway and Judge rd. in Orlando. Meetings are the second and fourth each month Friday, 7:30pm.


Contact: Adam Lavigne, (407) 399-1224, 

Palm Bay, FL
Bonsai Society of Brevard

1263 Serenade St. NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907 – Meets at Melbourne Public Library, Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL, 3rd Saturday, 2 pm

Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Gulf Coast Bonsai Society

We meet at The Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. 1850 N 9th Avenue and Avery Street Pensacola, FL 32513 on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Contact: Rose Marie Voelkner,

Port Charlotte, FL
Charlotte Ichiban Bonsai Kai

Meets at the Harold Avenue Recreational Center at 23400 Harold Ave. Port Charlotte, FL 33980. We meet every Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Everyone is welcome!

Port St. Lucie, FL
Treasure Coast Bonsai Society

Meets at Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden 2410 Westmoreland Blvd. Port St Lucie, FL 34952, fourth Saturday at 10am.

Contact: Jim Ferguson,


St. Petersburg, FL
Suncoast Bonsai Society

We are a non-profit club that teaches and promotes the art of bonsai. We serve St. Petersburg, FL and the greater Pinellas County area.

Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am-12:00 on the 2nd FL of the Seminole Recreation Center.9100 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772




Sarasota, FL
Sho Fu Bonsai Society, Inc

Meetings are at Selby Gardens, 842 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34233 on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30pm




Tallahassee, FL
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. Regular meeting starts at 2:00.



Wee Arbor Study Group

Meets at 7582 Bowling Green Dr., second Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Members bring trees to style, repot.

Tampa, FL
Hukyu Bonsai Society of Tampa

Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, Florida 33759.



The Villages, FL
The Villages Bonsai Club

The Villages Florida 1st and 3rd Friday 2nd and fourth Tuesday. The purpose of the Villages Bonsai Club is to bring the art of bonsai to the residents of The Villages, Florida. This will be accomplished by a combination of instruction, demonstration, hands on workshops and coaching by more experienced practitioners.


Contact: Bill Geiler,


West Palm Beach, FL
Bonsai Society of the Palm Beaches

Meets at 6:30 PM the first Tuesday of each month at the Mount’s Botanical Garden Auditorium in West Palm Beach.  We are a friendly group whose skills range from newbie to expert. Everyone is welcome to join our meetings. Bring us your tired, weary and downtrodden bonsai! We will be happy to guide you. Our monthly newsletter informs you what event is being planned, such as an expert-led workshop, a guest artist presentation, group activity, or a simple bring-your-own-tree workshop.





Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Bonsai Society

Hold the majority of our meetings at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Please check our website for location and meeting/workshop dates.


Contact: Carrie Overhiser, Corresponding Secretary,



Honolulu, HI
Club 100 Bonsai

Meets at Club 100, 520 Kamoku St., fourth Thursday, 7:00 PM. 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.

Rainbow Bonsai Club

Meets at 2673 East Manoa Rd., second Sunday, 9:00 AM.

Contact: Wayne Arita, 2673 East Manoa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822, (808) 988- 7775.

Wahiawa-Waialua Bonsai Club

Meets monthly at 94-074 Akualele Place. Hawaii’s oldest bonsai club.

Pearl City, HI
Pearl City Bonsai Club

Organized in 1963. Meets 3rd Saturday of each month, 0830 (except January) at Urban Garden Center Meeting Address: 955 Kamehameha Hwy. Annual dues are $15. Sensei available to provide assistance. Annual show and “fair” in late April/early May. Bonsai exhibit, demonstration and plant sale in early May.


Contact: Kathleen Ebey,(808) 488-0743, 


Boise, ID

Boise Bonsai Society

Contact: Jason Kimball, 10141 Wildbranch St., Star, ID 83669, 208-794-3504,




Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois Bonsai Society

Meets Second Tuesday of the month at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship. 7:00p


Contact: Sam Hoskins,


Chicago, IL
Midwest Bonsai Society, Chicago Chapter

Meets at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL, the first Monday, of each month at 7:30 PM. One of the largest clubs in the Midwest, MBS has been going strong in Chicago for over 30 years. Our Spring show is the third weekend in May and our August show is the third weekend in August.




Glen Ellyn, IL
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 also put on two annual shows at the beginning of June and late September or early October.


Contact: Prairie State Bosai Society, P.O. Box 2634, Glen Ellyn, IL. 60138-2634, (630) 257-7586


Oak Park, IL

Near West Bonsai Society

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,  (708) 383-5267,


Rockford, IL
Rock River Bonsai Society

Meets at the Rock Valley Greenhouse & Garden Center, 785 N Bell School Road, Rockford, IL every third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm



Sandwich, IL
De La Ke Bonsai Society

Meets at Fox Valley Older Adult Center, 1406 W Suydam Rd., Sandwich, IL. The second Saturday, 10:00am.


Contact: Kevin H. Johnson, 215 19th Ave Naplate, IL 61350,

Springfield, IL

Springfield Bonsai Society

Meets at Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette, second Monday of each Month at 7:00 pm. We conduct workshops for begining and advanced students and host annual shows for the community. We welcome bonsai enthusiasts of all levels.

Contact: Gary Trammell, (219) 741-4849,


Elkhart – IN

Michiana Bonsai Study

Founded in 2010, is the latest in a succession of bonsai clubs in the South Bend – Elkhart, Indiana area. We now meet at various locations in and around the Elkhart – South Bend area.




Evansville, IN
Bogan’s Bonsai Study Group

Meets the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 101 Terry Lane, Lynnville, IN.


Contact: Dave and Barbara Bogan, 812-922-5451,

Ft. Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne Bonsai Club

Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Meetings are at library branches, homes or the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Club meetings are designed for education and sharing knowledge, skills and experiences.


Contact Steve Moore, (574) 268-7749, 


Indianapolis, IN
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.


Contact: Paul Weishaar,



Bettendorf, IA
Quad City Bonsai Club

Meets on the second floor of Wallace’s Garden Center, 2605 Devils Glen Rd., on the third Saturday of each month at 1:00PM unless conflicting with a holiday or Wallace’s Events. Quad City Bonsai Club is intended for enthusiasts of any level and regularly features demonstrations, workshops and talks on bonsai-related topics.


Contact Pam Ohnemus, (563) 349-2737,  


Cedar Rapids, IA
Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at Pierson’s Greenhouse, in Cedar Rapids
located on Ellis Blvd. 7:00 pm.


Contact Bill Englert, 319-857-4519,


Des Moines, IA
Iowa Bonsai Association

Meets at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309, every third Saturday, 9:00am to 1pm except December. Bonsai information and supplies offered in a showplace setting! Visitors very welcome.


Contact Scott Allen, (515) 480-4437,


Wichita, KS
Wichita Bonsai Club

Meets the 2nd monday of each month at 7pm at The Botanica, 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS. 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.


Berea, KY
Berea Bonsai Studio Study Group
Meets Spring Summer Fall 9 am – 6 pm. Session dates vary each month.


Contact: Tim Weckman, 859-582-1234, 228 Old Wallaceton Rd., Berea, KY,

Lexington, KY
Central Kentucky Bonsai Society
Meets the third Saturday of every month (except December) 9am to noon’ish at the UK South Farm 4321 Emmert Farm Ln, Lexington, KY 40514.


Contact: Tim Weckman, 859-582-1234, 228 Old Wallaceton Rd., Berea, KY,

Louisville, KY
Greater Louisville Bonsai Society.

The GLBS sponsors monthly activities including beginner workshops, an annual show, and home garden visits. Our members span all levels of expertise and we welcome new enthusiasts.


Contact: Mike Pfeffer,



Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Bonsai Society

Meets at Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Shows at the Garden Center, usually in April and November.



Contact: Howard Merrill, (225) 275-2917,


Lafayette, LA
Bonsai Society of Acadiana

Meets at University of Louisiana @ Lafayette Horticulture Center, Johnston St., first Wednesday, 7:00 PM.

Lake Charles – LA
Lake Charles Bonsai Society

Meets at Alan Walker’s Bonsai Studio at 916 Kirby Studio, Lake Charles, LA 70601, on the second Saturday of each month at 12:00pm.


Contact: Alan Walker,


New Orleans, LA
Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society

Meets at the Marine Corps Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner, LA on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. Annual Society Show is in May at the Botanical Gardens in City Park in the Annual Greater New Orleans Spring Garden Show.


Shreveport, LA
Shreveport Bonsai 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.


Contact: Robert Specian, (318) 227-0744,



Biddeford, ME
Casco Bay Bonsai

Meetings are monthly. 500 West St, Biddeford Maine 04005. Casco Bay Bonsai aims to pursue & promote the ancient art of bonsai in Maine




Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Bonsai Club

A non-profit organization formed in 1974 to promote bonsai and its associated arts in the Central Maryland area. We are a member of the Potomac Bonsai Association and North American Bonsai Federation. The focus of the club is education for practitioners of all levels. Meetings are held on the 4th Sunday of each month. Visitors and members of other clubs are welcome at all meetings. No experience necessary.


Contact: Ray Mack, 443-694-2936,


Maryland Bonsai Association

Meets the Generally, meets the 4th Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at various locations to accommodate members.


The Maryland Bonsai Association is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that holds external workshops, demonstrations, and lectures to the public to further our mission to share the art of bonsai. On an internal level, the club generally meets on the fourth Sunday of every month for club members to work on trees, seek advice from other club members, and have a great time with people that love the art of bonsai. The club also offers members the opportunity to participate in internal workshops with bonsai professionals.


Contact: Michael Ecker, President Email


Bethesda, MD
Brookside Bonsai Society. Meets at two locations in NE Washington DC and Chevy Chase MD depending on the activity planned. We meet from 6 to 9 PM on the second Thursday of the month


Contact: Tom Kodiak,


Cape Cod, MA
Cape Cod Bonsai Club

Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635-2651


Contact Andy Amault,


Springfield, MA
The Pioneer Valley Bonsai Society

Meets monthly and covers a wide range of topics. Meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August) & take place at the historic Captain Charles Leonard House: 663 Main Street, Agawam MA.




Stoughton, MA
The Bonsai Study Group

Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month at New England Bonsai Gardens (914 South Main Street /Rte. 126 Bellingham, MA 02019). Newcomers are welcome.



Topsfield, MA
Northeast Bonsai Association

We meet monthly at the clubhouse or outside at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Founded in 1967, we are dedicated to fun, education, and helping all levels of bonsai enthusiasts. The meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of the month at 1:30PM.




Martha’s Vineyard, MA
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 7pm. No meetings Dec. and Jan.


Contact: Dan Harnen, P.O. Box 4919, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, (508) 693-9788, Tashmoodan@AOL.Com


Ann Arbor, MI
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. The Ann Arbor Bonsai Society was founded in 1970 to promote knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the art of bonsai. The Society holds regular meetings, workshops, an annual show and several informal gatherings for members and their guests.



Contact: Paul Kulesa,313-930-1305, 


Bay City, MI
The San Toshi Bonsai Club

Meets the third Thursday of each month at Bay Landscaping, 1630 N Southeast Boutell, Essexville, MI


Contact: Anne Kemper, 517-835-7730,

Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan Bonsai Club

Meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE. (no meetings in Dec or Jan)



Kalamazoo, MI
Bonsai Society of Kalamazoo

Founded in 1980, 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. Visitors are always welcome. 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.


Contact: Greg Filter, (269) 979-7974,

Lansing, MI
The Mid-Michigan Bonsai Club

Foster Community Center at 200 North Foster Avenue in Lansing Michigan, third Thursday of the month 6:30 – 9:00 pm.


A group of bonsai enthusiasts of varying levels of expertise. Meetings are open to the public and include workshops, guests speakers, and show-and-tell sessions. We welcome bonsai enthusiasts of all levels of experience.




Traverse City, MI
The Sakura Bonsai Society of Northern Michigan

Exists to provide education about, and promote, the beautiful art of bonsai. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, March thru October, 6:30pm, Meeting Location: Grand traverse conservation District – nature center




Tri-Cities, MI
The San Toshi Bonsai Club

Meets the third Thursday of each month at Bay Landscaping, 1630 N Southeast Boutell, Essexville, MI.


Contact: Anne Kemper, 517-835-7730,

Rochester Hills, MI
Four Seasons Bonsai Club

Usually meets the last Sunday of the month at 1 pm at Bordine’s Nursery, 1835 Rochester Road South, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. (Dates, locations and start times of meetings can vary. The club is here to share the Art of Bonsai by promoting knowledge, interest, education and the enjoyment of Bonsai and other plants. The club was established in 1972 and incorporated in 1973.


Contact: Jimmy Whiteley – President,



Minneapolis/St Paul, MI

Minnesota Bonsai Society

Meets the first Tuesday of each month (except January) and visitors are welcome to attend. MBS offers ongoing continuing education including a basics class that meets once a month and beginner workshops three times a year. MBS exhibits trees on Mother’s day weekend at the Como Conservatory in St Paul and the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day in the AGHORT building at the Minnesota State Fair also in St Paul




Gulfport, MS
MS Gulf Coast Bonsai

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: Mike Jennings, (228) 223-3542,



Kansas City, MO
Bonsai Society of Greater Kansas City

Meets at Loose Park Garden Center, 5200 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO. Saturdays and Sundays as scheduled, except August and December, 9am. Exhibits in May and October.

Springfield, MO
Ozarks Bonsai Society

The club meets monthly (on Saturdays) at the Botanical Center located at the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park in Springfield, MO. No membership fees. The club holds an exhibition at the annual Japanese Fall Festival in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield, MO. The club hosts field trips, Yamadori trips, workshops and private classes. For more detailed information, please join the Facebook group.

Contact: Kurt Dillow,

St. Louis, MO
Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis

Meetings are the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month (7pm) in the Beaumont Room at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Meetings are for educational purposes to further the hobbyof bonsai and are open to the general public. 


Contact: Glenn Pauley, (314) 843-1312,


Billings, MT
Billings Bonsai Society

Meets at Gainan’s Garden Center Billings.

Bozeman, MT

Gallatin Valley Bonsai Society

We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 6pm at Cashman Nursery in Bozeman MT. We’re a small and friendly group, beginners welcome.


Contact: Rod Maclean,


Lincoln/Omaha, NE
The Nebraska Bonsai Society

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, alternating between Lincoln and Omaha.





Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Bonsai Society 

Meets at the Nevada Garden Club Center, 800 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89101 on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The meetings are open to the public.

Contact: Ira Sisson,


Reno, NV
Yukiyama Bonsai Kai

Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 12:00 pm at the Garden Shop Nursery, 3636 Mayberry Dr, Reno, NV 89509

Contact: Mike Draeger, 775-333-2862, 775-250-1433, 3119 Bramble Dr, Reno, NV 89509,


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.


Closter, NJ
The Bergen Bonsai Society

Meets at Closter Nature Center, Ruckman Rd., Closter, NJ, third Sunday, 10am. The Club sponsors frequent workshops, demonstrations and study groups. Maintains an extensive lending library for members.

Contact: George LeBolt,


Middletown, NJ
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. Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown, NJ is the only public display of bonsai trees in NJ. The bonsai are cared for by members of Deep Cut Bonsai Society.



Contact: Brian Cairns, 732-614-2466,


Morristown, NJ
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,973-224-8139,


Mt. Laurel, NJ
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, 



Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Bonsai Club

A friendly group of bonsai enthusiasts of all levels—from curious beginners to lifelong practitioners. We meet at the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE, Room 403 on the first Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM. Our meetings are open to the public. Members also attend additional workshops, study groups, demonstrations throughout the year, and participate in the Mother’s Day Weekend annual bonsai exhibition at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.



Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Bonsai Society

Meets at 7:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday of each month (Except for Jan & Dec.) at The Buffalo Botanical Gardens , 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo NY 14218. Monthly programs include demonstrations, workshops, lectures, discussion, & raffles. Trees are often brought in by members for display, criticism, diagnosis and help. Please feel free to bring in your trees.




Feura Bush NY
Mohawk-Hudson Bonsai Society

Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society meets the last Sunday of each month at 12:00PM. The club meets at DJH Bonsai Studio, 1793 Tarrytown Road, Feura Bush NY. MHBS was founded in 1968. New members and visitors are always welcome.


Contact: Guy Pastena,


Long Island, NY
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 7pm and the regular meeting begins at 8pm.



Ithaca, NY
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. Anyone interested in bonsai, whether beginner or experienced, is invited to attend.


Contact: John Wiessinger, 607-277-2116,


Massapequa, NY
Bonsai Society of Greater New York

Meets at the Odol Community Center, 43 Ritter Avenue, Massapequa at 7:30pm, the second Friday of each month.

Contact: Mary Ward,

North Syracuse, NY
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. 


Contact: Iris Cohen, 6 Bevell Lane, North Syracuse, NY 13212, (315) 461-9226,


Queens, NY
Queens Chapter of Bonsai Society of Greater New York

Meets at Queens Botanical Gardens, 4320 Main St., Flushing, Queens, fourth Wednesday, 8:00 PM.

Rochester, NY
Bonsai Society of Upstate New York

Meets at Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd. Large exhibit the end of May.

Contact: William Valavanis, 1070 Martin Rd., West Henrietta, NY 14586-9623, (585) 334-2595,


Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Bonsai Society

Meets at Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Ave, Staten Island each second Tuesday at 7:30PM.

Utica, NY
Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club

Meets at D’Alessandro’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1346 Higby Rd., Frankfort, NY. Providing opportunities to have fun while developing skills, MVBC is a forum for learning, inspiring, building knowledge, and connecting with the greater bonsai community. Lots of demonstrations, working on trees and ‘Q and A’s. Visitors and bonsai enthusiasts of all skill levels welcome! Established in 2005 to serve the Utica/Rome region.


Contact: Cathy Brown or Deverie Hunt



Asheville, NC
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.



Charlotte, NC
The Bonsai Society of the Carolinas

Located in Charlotte, NC, and is the oldest bonsai club in the Carolinas. We normally meet the second weekend of each month. Both beginner and advanced programs are presented. National and regional artists are frequently featured as well as talented local artists. Visitors are welcome.



Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC
The Triangle Bonsai Society

Created in 1979 to promote the art in the Triangle area of NC (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). Meeting time and locations vary. TBS often engages artists of national and international caliber to provide bonsai education at all levels of proficiency and runs a yearly club expo, the Bonsai Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the bonsai exhibit at the NC State Fair.


Contact: Gabe Monetti,


Wilmington, NC
Cape Fear Bonsai Society meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm, at the New Hanover County Arboretum Auditorium, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.


Contact Mary Recupero, 910-794-3135,



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.


Akron/Canton, OH

Akron-Canton Bonsai Society

Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. at the Haines Building 8050 Freedom Ave. NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720, just off I-77, Shuffel St. Exit. Visitors are always welcome.



Cincinnati, OH

Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati

Since 1964 the BSGS has been a home for bonsai enthusiasts from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region. Monthly meetings are February-November on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm-9pm at the Cincinnati Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206. Annual Fall Show at the Cincinnati Krohn Conservatory.



Cleveland, OH

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. A very prestigious club with many tremendously talented members.


Contact: Dale Harder, (440) 888-2163,


Columbus, OH

Columbus Bonsai Society

For more than 40 years, keeping it small in Central Ohio. Programs encourage new and experienced bonsai hobbyists alike. Please join us, guests always welcome. We meet year round. Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 East Broad St.




Sandusky, OH

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



Norman, OK
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.


Contact Randy Jones, 405.364.8960,

Oklahoma City, OK
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,

Tulsa, OK
Green Country Bonsai

Meets at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK on the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Spring & Fall shows.





Brookings, OR
Seacrest Bonsai Club

Meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 am, at the Brookings Library & various members homes, Brookings, OR.


Contact: Tim Early, President, 541-596-2517, PO Box 453, O’Brien, OR 97534,

Corvallis, OR
Corvallis Bonsai Society

Meets at Chintimini Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., fourth Tuesday, 7:00 PM.

Coos Bay/ North Bend, OR
Bay Area Bonsai Society

Meets at Coos Bay public library, 525 Anderson, second Monday, except July and August, 7:00 PM. Annual spring exhibit. 

Eugene, OR
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.

Contact: Dean Burkhart, (541) 744-1919,


Grants Pass, OR
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.


Contact: Rick Katzin at (541) 761-0324,

Medford, OR
Cascade Bonsai Society

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Eastwood Baptist Church Annex, 675 N. Keene Way, Medford.


Contact: Jan Bailey (541) 857-2627,


Portland, OR
The Bonsai Society of Portland

Founded in 1966. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Milwaukie Community Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, 97222. No meetings in July, August, or December. Bonsai exhibits in Spring and Fall. Guests are welcome.



Port Orford, OR
Far-West Bonsai Society

Meets at Alfonso Travel Park, first Monday, 7:00 PM. DeBoyd & Eileen Smith, 95650 Sixes River Rd., Sixes, OR 97476. Fourth of July exhibit at Driftwood School, Port Orford.

Salem, OR
Willamette Valley Bonsai Society

Meets at the Marion County Fire District #1, 300 Cordon Road NE, Salem, OR the second Tuesday, 7pm. WVBS stimulate interest in, information on and appreciation of the art of bonsai by participating in fairs, exhibitions, conventions and other educational displays.


Contact: Ron Phair Phone: (503) 932-2165,



Boalsburg, PA
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, 

Contact Ross Adams, (814) 466-3014,


Erie, PA
Great Lakes Bonsai Society


Contact Mike Golab, (814) 456-6186,

Harrisburg, PA
Susquehanna Bonsai Club

Meets third Monday, 7:00 PM. Club since l98l. Over 200 members.


Contact: James and Mary Kay Doyle, 145l Pleasant Hill Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 545-4555. 

Huntingdon Valley, PA
Pennypack Bonsai Society

Meets the second Thursday of every month at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust 2955 Edgehill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA.

Lancaster, PA
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.



Lehigh Vally, PA
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. Mid-May exhibit.

Contact: Jack Januz,


Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Bonsai Society

Meets at Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA, third Friday, 7:00 PM.


Contact: Linda Brant, 610-948-6380,


Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Bonsai Society

Meets at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm.


The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society (PBS) was founded in 1957 to foster the art of bonsai in Western Pennsylvania. The PBS was one of the first bonsai societies in the United States. Today the society is comprised of over 80 active members, from beginners to award-winning professionals. Society events include regular meetings with member-led demonstrations, bonsai auctions and shows, guest artist workshops, trips, and much more. ALL are welcome.


Contact: Ian Evans – President, 412.812.8506,


Pittston, PA
North East Pennsylvania Bonsai Society

Meets Last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at Midway Garden Center 1865 Highway 315 Pittson, PA. The Northeast PA Bonsai Society was begun in June of 1988 with the mission of providing a place to come together to share their knowledge and skills as well as promoting interest in bonsai among the general public.


Contact: Susan Lauer 570-654 6194,


Reading, PA
Reading Bonsai Society

Meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7pm in the Reading Public Museum Auditorium. Enter through the back security entrance.

Contact Alan Groff (610) 927-2272,

West Miton, PA
Augusta Bonsai Club

Meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the United Christ Church, White Deer Churches, West Milton, PA. Meetings are fun and informal. Occasionally a field trip and every September a picnic.


Contact: John Bierley(570) 546-7811,

Wilmington, PA
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. Annual bonsai shows at Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford, PA) in June and at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) in the fall.


Contact: Steve Ittel, 302-778-4546,



Trujillo Alto, PR

Federacion Puerto Rico de Bonsai


Contact: Presidente Pedro J. Moarales, P.O.Box 1620, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico 00977, 787-765-6680,

Bayamon, PR
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 Rivera,


W. Kingston, RI
Rhode Island Bonsai Society

PO Box 40935 Providence, RI 02940


Seabrook Island, SC
Coastal Carolina Bonsai Club

Meets at Property Owners Community Room, Seabrook Island, second Monday every other month beginning January, 7:30pm. 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.


Chattanooga, TN
Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society

Meets the second Saturday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at the Agricultural Center, 6183 Adamson Circle in Chattanooga. The Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society promotes knowledge, interest, education, and the enjoyment of bonsai and other plants. We invite experienced bonsaists, inexperienced bonsaists, and those having an interest in the art of bonsai to join our group to participate in monthly meetings.


Contact James L. Gumnick, (423) 598-8166,


Kingsport, TN
The Mid-Appalachian Bonsai Kai

A group of individuals interested in the art and horticulture of developing Bonsai. We hold a show the third week of May, usually in Kingsport Tennessee. Meetings at either the Eastman Recreational Park on Bay Mountain Rd, Kingsport, or the Kingsport public library.



Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Bonsai Society

Meets at various members’ homes typically on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30am-noon. 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. 

Contact: Tom Bjorholm, (865) 922-0825,


Memphis, TN
Memphis Bonsai Society

Meets at the Memphis Botanical Gardens Goldsmith Civic Center (750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN) on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.


Nashville, TN
Nashville Bonsai Society

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except December and January. We regularly meet at Cheekwood Botanic Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN. Double check the website for time and location.


Contact John Cole, 615-429-1301,



Austin, TX
The Austin Bonsai Society

Has been in existence since 1965. Active membership of about 60, several of whom have gained national or international recognition for their expertise. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm for social time with the meeting starting at 7:30 at the Zilker Garden Center in Austin. Special events each year include workshops and a club show in May.




Shohin Society of Texas

Meets on Saturday morning four times a year in Austin, TX, from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Meeting dates may vary each year. There are no dues. Everyone interested in shohin bonsai is welcome. Lunch is provided.


Contact: Steven Hendricks, 1912 Ashland Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107, (817) 239-7210,

Corpus Christi, TX
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. 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.

Contact: Bob Gordon, 361-205-0912,

Dallas, TX
Bonsai Society of Dallas

Meets 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00AM at North Haven Gardens, 7700 North Haven Road.


Contact: Sylvia Smith, (972)754-9883,


Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Bonsai Society

Meets on the second Saturday most months at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, 3220 Botanical Garden Dr., 9am-12. Spring and Fall Bonsai Exhibit at the Japanese Festivals. Yearly formal bonsai exhibit in May or June. We maintain a small but permanent bonsai exhibit at the Japanese Garden most of the year.

Contact: Mark Bynum, 817-437-8936,

Houston, TX
Houston Bonsai Society, Inc.

Meets monthly on the 1st Saturday at the Trinni Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, 10 AM – Refreshments, 10:15 AM Meeting Program.


Contact: Anthony Cutola, HBS, P.O. Box 540727, Houston, TX 77254, (832) 656-0208,


Houston Chinese Bonsai Society

Meets monthly on the third Saturday at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Drive, Houston, TX 77042, 9 AM to 1 PM. The meeting is conducted in Chinese. We work on bonsai, Lingnan and landscape penjing. Anyone who understands Chinese or has an interpreter is welcome to join us.


Contact: Hoe Chuah,(281)935-4067,,


San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Bonsai Society, Inc.

Meets at 7pm 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: Klaus Collinsworth, SABS, P. O. Box 39161, San Antonio, TX 78216,



Salt Lake City, UT
Bonsai Club of Utah

Meets at Sugar House Park Garden Center, 1676 E. 2lst South, fourth Wednesday of every month at 7pm.


Contact: Shane Paul,



Burlington, VT
Green Mountain Bonsai Society


Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at Gardener’s Supply at their Interval location 128 Intervale Road Burlington.



Contact: Green Mountain Bonsai Society, 137 Saratoga Ave, Burlington, VT 05408,


Greenwich, VT
Yamaki Bonsai Society

Meetings are held every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Bartlett Arboretum 151 Brookdale Road Stamford CT. between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please check our website for current Meetings and Events as is our main communication source.

Contact: Pete Halm,



Hampton, VA
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,

Lynchburg, VA
Central Virginia Bonsai Society

Usually meets the 4th Thursday during growing season at 7pm. All skill levels of bonsai enthusiast are welcome. Meeting days and location are irregular. Call ahead for current schedule.


Contact: Julian R. Adams, 1721 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503, (434) 384- 7951,

Norfolk, VA
Virginia Bonsai Society

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, 7pm.




Richmond, VA
Richmond Bonsai Society

Meets in the activity room, St. Mary’s Woods Meeting Address: 1257 Marywood Lane, 4th Monday at 7pm. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Workshops are also offered during the year.

Contact: Thomas Sones,


Roanoke, VA
Hinoki Bonsai Club

Meets at Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs Bldg., 3640 Colonial Ave., third Wednesday of each month, except August, at 7:30pm. Our club meets monthly with programs relating to creating,styling, and maintaining bonsai.


Contact: Ken Clubb, (540) 362-2725,

Springfield, VA
Northern Virginia Bonsai Society 

A large, well-established club in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We meet at 9am the second Saturday of each month at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield, Virginia.




Suffolk, VA
The Tidewater Bonsai Club

Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2pm–5pm. Our meetings are hands on, improving our own trees and learning from other members.




Bremerton, WA

Evergreen Bonsai Club

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. Meetings 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm. Crossroads Church, 7555 Old Military Rd N, Bremerton WA 98311. 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,

Olympia, WA
Olympia Bonsai Club

Meets at 7pm 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



Seattle, WA
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.



Sequim, WA
Dungeness Bonsai Society

Meets at Pioneer Park, 387 E Washington Street in Sequim. First Tuesday in February, March, April, May, September, October, November, 10am to 12pm.

Spokane, WA
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,


Yakima, WA
Yakima Valley Bonsai Society

Meetings are held at 7:30pm the last Tuesday of each month from February through October at the Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum DR, Yakima WA


Contact: Ernie Smith,


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.


Appleton, WI
Fox Valley Bonsai Society

Meets at the Gardens of the Fox Cities in Appleton, WI, the second Tuesday, at 7pm. Annual show last Sunday in September at the Gardens of the Fox Cities in Appleton.


Contact: Leroy Frahm, (414) 832- 6722,

Green Bay, WI
Bay Area Bonsai Society

Meets at Green Bay Botanical Garden 2nd Wednesday, except July, November, December.


Contact: Chris Augustian PO Box 12244, Green Bay WI 54307-2244 920-660-4141


Lacrosse, WI
The Coulee Region Bonsai Club

Meets at Asbury Methodist Church, 19 and Redfield St., third Monday, except December, 7pm. Annual show in June.

Madison, WI
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.


Contact: Karl Bethke, (608) 249-6195,


Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Bonsai Society

Meets on the 1st Tuesday at 6:45pm at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, WI.


Contact: P.O. Box 240822, Milwaukee, WI 53224, 414-299-9229,



Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne Bonsai Society

Meets at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens the second Saturday of every month (except December) from 10-12 a.m. Upcoming events are listed on the Botanic Gardens website:


Contact Laura Stacy,

Douglas, WY
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.


Contact Dan W., 307-359-2063,

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