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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
22
Sat
Novice & Club Monastery Re-Potting Support Day @ Monastery of The Holy Spirit
Feb 22 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for a re-potting demo with Kathy Shaner at the Monastery of The Holy Spirit. There will be a short re-potting demo and then a work day re potting a bunch of Japanese Maples. We will pair novice and expert members together to get the work and learning done effectively. This is a great opportunity for everyone to work together and help out the Monastery.

Mar
13
Fri
Club Show @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Mar 13 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 15 @ 4:00 PM

This year’s Club Show at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens will be held on Saturday March 14 and Sunday, March 15.   Set up will begin on Friday March 13 and we could use all hands on deck for whatever amount of time and effort you can spare.  More details to come. We encourage all levels to participate by entering a tree in the show.

 

Apr
11
Sat
Morning Novice Workshop with Rodney Clemons @ Ormewood Church
Apr 11 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This intro workshop is a great way to get started in Bonsai. Instruction  will be provided by local Bonsai Master Rodney Clemons with assistance from club members and is open to all members.  A small fee covers the
cost of a tree, pot, soil, and materials to create a novice tree for the
students.

Afternoon Novice Workshop with Rodney Clemons & Ormewood Church
Apr 11 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This intro workshop is a great way to get started in Bonsai. Instruction  will be provided by local Bonsai Master Rodney Clemons with assistance from club members and is open to all members.  A small fee covers the
cost of a tree, pot, soil, and materials to create a novice tree for the
students.

May
16
Sat
Kusamono Presentation & Club Meeting @ Ormewood Church
May 16 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presentation and workshop on Kusamono.  Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place.

Guest artist: Young Choe <http://www.kusamonochoe.com/>

Kusamono Workshop with Young Choe @ Ormewood Church
May 16 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This is the paid Kusamono workshop with Young Choe.

Guest artist: Young Choe <http://www.kusamonochoe.com/>

Jun
13
Sat
Kenji Miyata Workshop & Demo @ Kenji's Nursery
Jun 13 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us at Kenji’s for a morning workshop and afternoon club meeting and demo. Signup for the workshop will be posted soon.

Jul
18
Sat
Bjorn Bjornholm Workshop and Demo @ Ormewood Church
Jul 18 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for a workshop and demo with Bjorn Bjornholm. 9:00 to Noon for the workshop and 1pm to 4pm for the club meeting and demo. Signups for the workshop will be posted soon.

Aug
22
Sat
Annual Fundraiser Club Auction @ Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery
Aug 22 @ 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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

  • 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.