2017 Calendar of Events

February 22
Jon Genereaux – Demonstration of grafting techniques, with hands-on opportunities.
March 22
Jack Wikle, longtime AABS member and nationally recognized bonsai artist, will discuss "Things I Didn’t Know as a Bonsai Beginner 50 Years Ago."
April 26
Dave DeGroot, former curator of the Pacific Rim Collection, and author of Principles of bonsai Design, will discuss group plantings, and will demonstrate a mixed-species group design.
April 27
Dave DeGroot – Hinoki Cypress workshop. Dave will work with participants on styling nursery-grown Hinoki Cypress. The workshop is limited to ten participants, and is intended for intermediate to advanced workers. You must register and pay in advance. Signup sheets will be available at AABS monthly meetings, or contact aabonsaisociety@gmail.com. Estimated cost to participants is $110.
May 24
Carlos Diaz, AABS member and Professor of Photography at the Center for Creative Studies, will discuss and share photos from his Japan trip.


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