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.

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.)

Oct
21
Sat
Open House @ Kenji Miyata Bonsai Nursery
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open House from 1-4

Kenji will do a demonstration with a black pine.  After completion it will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the club.

Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available.  They put out a nice spread.  Come out and join the fun with your friends.

Nov
11
Sat
Fourth Annual Day of Bonsai @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

We mostly follow the Smith Gilbert Gardens agenda at this event with a bit of a twist.

There will be a brief board meeting around noon.

There will also be a brief informal club meeting in the afternoon.  The main purpose of this meeting is to elect the new officers (faithful overworked volunteers) for 2018.

Dec
9
Sat
Club Holiday Party @ Home of Brownlee Currey
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pot Luck Holiday Party

Bring your favorite buffet dish

Jan
20
Sat
January Club Meeting @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Board meeting at Noon

Suiseki lecture by Sam Edge begins at 1PM

Tool maintenance workshop with Adam Lavigne and American Bonsai representatives will begin around 2PM

American Bonsai will also be selling and servicing during the meeting

http://atlantabg.org/

Feb
17
Sat
February Club Meeting @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Guest artist: Juan Andrade

Workshop: 8:30 – noon

Board meeting at noon

Club meeting starts at 1PM featuring demo, critiques, door prizes

http://atlantabg.org/

Mar
16
Fri
Annual Spring Show – Setup @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spring Show setup

Day Hall

Mar
17
Sat
Atlanta Bonsai Society Annual Spring Show @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Guest Artist: Adam Jones

50+ specimen trees

Exhibit of Japanese viewing stones

Judging /awards Saturday morning

Demonstrations, Workshops

 

Mar
18
Sun
Atlanta Bonsai Society Annual Spring Show @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Guest Artist: Adam Jones

50+ specimen trees

Exhibit of Japanese viewing stones

Demonstrations, Workshops

Show tree critiques Sunday morning

Apr
21
Sat
April Club Meeting @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Guest artist: Kenji Miata

Workshop 8:30 – noon

Board meeting at noon

Club meeting begins at 1PM

— Tentative —

Kenji Miyata (perhaps with help from wife Toyoko) to provide Kusamono Demonstration in the AM and Kusamono workshop in the PM

May
19
Sat
Make a Tree / Novice Workshop @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Member led workshop with club provided material

— Tentative —

Guest Teacher Rodney Clemons