Regular Meetings

ABS club meetings are fun casual affairs.  Bring a friend that you’d like to introduce to our art.  We welcome visitors and the curious. The standard meeting location is in the lower level class room behind Day Hall at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. (Note: your ABS membership includes admission into the ABG for club events (excluding parking fee)).  Check our calendar events for exceptions. We have door prizes, sell club shirts, and members often bring bonsai items to sell.  We also provide soft drinks and snacks, have door prizes and the occasional special auction.

Road Shows

Our club tends to cover North Georgia in addition to the Atlanta area.  We have several special events on site at various bonsai related locations through the year. See below for more info.


This calendar includes bonsai related events with participation by the Atlanta Bonsai Society.  If you would like to add or update events please contact the webmaster. (You might even get super secret access to help.)

Bonsai on the Road at the Monastery with Rodney Clemons @ Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, GA
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Guest Artist:  Rodney Clemons

Workshop by reservation from 8:30 until noon
Board meeting at noon
Club meeting starts at 1PM

* Critiques / demos (bring trees)

Snacks and door prizes will be provided.

The workshop and meeting will be in the Gate House meeting room

Request sign up here

Novice Workshop @ Atlanta Bonsai Society
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Atlanta Bonsai Socierty is hosting a novice workshop to introduce people to the art of bonsai. Club members will work with the participants to design their trees and give them guidance on care.

The club will provide all materials to create an outdoor bonsai – tree, pot, soil etc. The workshop is free for members that have newly joined the ABS within the past calendar year.

Go to the workshop page to sign up a  student. Maximum class size will be ten.

More information at
ABG admission is included with ABS club membership.

July Club Meeting with Tyler Sherrod @ TBD
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Guest Artist: Tyler Sherrod


Workshop from 8:30 until noon

Board meeting at noon

Club meeting from 1 to 4

Tyler will provide critiques (bring trees)


Location arrangements in progress

Request sign up here

Annual Fund Raiser Auction @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Auction set up from noon until 1

Auction begins at 1 and goes until all items are done.

Proceeds go to the Atlanta Bonsai Society for club expenses including guest artists.

Come find that special item.  All types of bonsai material available – trees, pots, tools