2014 Calendar of Events

July 23
July 2014 Monthly Meeting A three member panel will offer advice to members who bring in bonsai to this meeting. Ron Milostan, Tom McCue and Carlos Diaz will offer design and cultural advice to those who bring in bonsai to this meeting.
August 23
The AABS Annual Bonsai Show Saturday & Sunday August 23 & 24 Held in the auditorium at MBG, 10AM - 4 PM.
August 27
August 2014 Monthly Meeting Following our annual show we will retire to the U-M MBG Bonsai Garden to reflect on the beautiful bonsai in this collection. Carmen Leskoviansky, AABS member and U-M MBG staff member, responsible for the bonsai collection, will discuss the current and future plans of the collection. All are welcome to this event.
September 24
September 2014 Monthly Meeting - Our Annual Auction All are welcome to participate in this auction, a favorite program among club members. Jimmy Whiteley of the Four Seasons Bonsai Club, returns as auctioneer for the live auction. The sale of bonsai and bonsai related items is reserved for club members. The silent auction starts at 6:45 PM, the live auction starts at 7:30 PM. Arrive early to view offerings and register as a buyer.
October 22
October 2014 Monthly Meeting Vance Hanna, long time bonsai artist in Southeast Michigan, will visit Ann Arbor to discuss tool care and proper techniques to sharpen your cutting tools.


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 Mattheai 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