2015 Calendar of Events

Meeting
February 25
February Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. Jon Genereaux of MSU-HLG will discuss top grafts as applied to bonsai. He will demonstrate proven techniques on a juniper.
Meeting
March 25
March Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. Julian Adams of Virginia returns to discuss care and development of black and red pine.
Workshop
March 26
This is a black pine workshop led by Julian Adams. Six to eight year old black pine have been purchased from Steve Pilacik of North Carolina for this workshop. Three year old seedling are also available for design and development on a budget.
Meeting
April 22
April Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. David DeGroot, a nationally renowned bonsai artist, will discuss the care and maintenance of two-needle pine.
Meeting
May 27
May Monthly Meeting starts at 7 PM. Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. Early summer is a great time to work on your bonsai and pre-bonsai. Bring them to the May meeting to have assistance performing the seasonal work for your bonsai. A number of experienced members will be available to assist you. Bring your bonsai, tools and supplies.
Meeting
June 24
June Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. Steve Jetzer of West Michigan Bonsai will discuss care & maintenance and demonstrate seasonal work performed on two-needle pine. Steve is a skilled bonsai artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan who recently returned from Japan for an intensive period of study
Meeting
July 22
July Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. Join us for our monthly meeting in the UM-MBG Bonsai Garden to examine some great bonsai. Several members of AABS, who also work on the bonsai in the MBG collection, will discuss their favorite tree. There will be time to examine the collection.
Meeting
August 26
August Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. Vance Hanna, a local bonsai artist, will discussing tool care, maintenance and edge sharpening. Learn to clean and sharpen your tools.
Event
August 29
Our Annual Bonsai Show Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM Come see the best bonsai, members of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society have to show. Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Meeting
September 23
September Monthly Meeting - Our Annual Auction Join us at 6:30 PM for the Silent Auction and to view other auction items. Live Auction starts at 7:30 PM. All are welcome
Meeting
October 28
October Monthly Meeting - Starts at 7 PM Join us at 6:30 PM to meet the members and talk bonsai. All are welcome. Todd Renshaw of Four Seasons Bonsai Club will discuss bonsai design, bonsai containers and display stand options.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month February through October.

All monthly meetings are at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm with members gathering at 6:30pm to share bonsai stories.

Classes, Workshops, Special Events

During the year there are classes, workshops, special events, an auction and the annual AABS Bonsai Show. Note locations and times for each. In some instances additional fees may apply to classes, workshops or special events. Registrations and payment should be made ahead of time, as space is often limited.

Contact the AABS or register at a monthly meeting.

Check this calendar before traveling.

Dates and programming are subject to change.

Driving Directions to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Parking at Matthaei

Parking is available in numbered spaces at the main entrance to the lobby/conservatory and in the west parking lot. Parking cost is $1.40 per hour, with a $5 maximum per day. Parking pay kiosks accept credit cards, bills, and coins. Matthaei-Nichols members park for free. Follow instructions on kiosk to enter space number then member number. Click here for more parking information.

Ann Arbor Bonsai Society
- Established in 1970 -
Ann Arbor Bonsai Society - 1800 North Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor MI 48105-9741
The Ann Arbor Bonsai Society is affiliated with the American Bonsai Society and the Mid-American Bonsai Alliance. Copyright, 2013, Ann Arbor Bonsai Society