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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 Magnolia 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 merchandise, 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.

Calendar

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.)

Feb
23
Sat
Workshop and Club Meeting with Kathy Shaner @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Feb 23 @ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Magnolia Classroom

Guest artist: Kathy Shaner

Workshop 8:30-noon

Board meeting at noon

Meeting and critiques 1-4

Mar
15
Fri
ATL Bonsai Society Spring Show Set Up @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Mar 15 @ 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Exhibition Set Up in Day Hall

Volunteers needed to help with table and other set up.  All hands on deck to get ready for our big show.  Contact Mark Kirkpatrick for questions and notifications.

We will be accepting trees and stones for the exhibition.  Guest artist Tyler Sherrod will be directing.

3:00–5:00PM Novice Help Session with our guest artist. Novices come to make your tree as beautiful as it can be for the show, free of charge

5:00–7:00PM Exhibit positioning

7:00–8:30PM Final Setting of the show with the guest artist

* Admission to Atlanta Botanical Gardens is included with Atlanta Bonsai Society membership.

Mar
16
Sat
ATL Bonsai Society Spring Show @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Mar 16 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Annual bonsai exhibition featuring over 30 trees plus suiseki.

Location: Day Hall

8:30–9:30AM Show Judging

10:00AM–12:00PM Show Critique led by the guest artist Tyler Sherrod

Saturday 2:00–5:00PM Demonstration by guest artist

*Admission to Atlanta Botanical Gardens is included with Atlanta Bonsai Society membership

More information available here

Mar
17
Sun
ATL Bonsai Society Spring Show @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Mar 17 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Annual bonsai exhibition featuring over 30 trees plus suiseki.

Location: Day Hall

9:00AM to 12:30PM Workshop led by guest artist Tyler Sherrod

2:00–3:00PM Auction

3:00–5:30PM Show Breakdown

*Admission to Atlanta Botanical Gardens is included with Atlanta Bonsai Society membership

More information available here