2016 Calendar of Events

Meeting
October 26
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – Aaron Wiley, A local horticulturalist with a penchant for bonsai, will discuss the reasons, goals and objectives of fertilizing, timing fertilizer application and fertilizers. All are welcome.
Meeting
September 28
Wednesday, September 28, 2015, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – Annual Auction of Bonsai. All are welcome.
Event
August 27
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 2016, 10 AM - 4:30 PM Annual Bonsai Show of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Meeting
August 24
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – A Discussion of Seasonal Topics. All are welcome.
Meeting
July 27
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – Jane DeLancey, a local visual artist with bonsai experience, will discuss the application of artistic concepts to the art of bonsai. This presentation will be coupled with an application of these ideas to bonsai brought into the meeting by members and bonsai in the MBG Collection. All are welcome.
Workshop
June 23
Young Choe, a nationally known Kusamono Designer, will lead a workshop creating a Kusamono. The container and plant material will be provided. Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place.
Meeting
June 22
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – Young Choe, a nationally known Kusamono Designer, of Maryland will discuss and demonstrate the creation of a Kusamono. Kusamono refers to a Japanese botanical art that developed alongside bonsai. Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place. All are welcome.
Meeting
May 25
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – This is a Seasonal Workshop for members and visitors to perform timely work on their trees. If you have questions or want to perform seasonal work on your bonsai, bring it to the meeting. All are welcome.
Workshop
April 28
David DeGroot will lead an intermediate workshop using European Beech selected for this workshop. Photos of this material are available under the Galleries tab.
Meeting
April 27
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – David DeGroot, nationally renowned bonsai artist will return to discuss bonsai. All are welcome.
Meeting
March 23
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium - Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – Greg Afman, curator of the Frederik Meyer Gardens – Japanese Garden and Bonsai Collection, will discuss the bonsai displayed at the Meijer’s Japanese Garden. All are welcome.
Meeting
February 24
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7 PM Monthly Meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Held in the Auditorium – Matthaei Botanical Gardens Evening Program – Jon Genereaux, a propagator at MSU-Hidden Lake Gardens, will demonstrate and offer practical hands-on experience, demonstrating how to root cuttings and grafting techniques related to woody material. All are welcome.

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 $1.50 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