Events Calendar


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.


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 team challenge at Smith-Gilbert Gardens @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sep 14 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Working in teams of two, members of the Bonsai Study Group will transform plain Jane nursery stock junipers into one-of-a-kind works of art. Each team will work independently to style and shape these dwarf, slow-growing evergreens, which make ideal bonsai trees.
Our bonsai sensei Rodney Clemons will select the teams and highlight some of the key changes as the teams work. Audience participation will be encouraged– through voting for your personal favorite.

THE PRIZE? The winning team will receive a free lunch at a local Mexican restaurant and bragging rights for a year!

ALL trees from the Challenge will be sold.
No tree will be priced more than $50.
A great addition to any collection!

INCLUDED with paid Garden admission
FREE for Garden members
FREE for Atlanta Bonsai Society members
with current ABS membership card / badge

Fall Exhibition with Atlanta Koi Club @ Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Sep 27 @ 12:00 PM – Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM

Come help the Atlanta Koi Club celebrate their 25th show and the club’s 30th anniversary!!!!

Visit our Fall Bonsai Exhibition

We will have many specimen trees and viewing stones on display

There will be bonsai trees, pots and other materials for sale

We will also have demonstrations and be happy to answer questions and talk about our hobby.

Set up is Friday starting at noon

Show runs 9-5 on Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday

Volunteers for the exhibition contact Mark Kirkpatrick


Carolina Bonsai Expo 2019 @ North Carolina Arborateum
Oct 12 @ 9:00 AM – Oct 13 @ 4:00 PM

One of the biggest shows in the Southeast!

Come see the exhibits.  Our club participates with a bonsai display.

There are workshops and lots of vendors.  Pots, trees and tools for sale.

See more here

Under Discussion
Oct 19 @ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Under Discussion
Nov 16 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM