2015 at a glance -
Jan 10 - Member workday
Feb 14 - Soil & Muck
Feb 20-22, 27-Mar 1 - Show
Mar 14 - Intro to bonsai
Mar 22 - Boon workshop
Apr 11 - John & Ken roadtrip
May 9 - Trees with issues workshop
June 13 - Member Nursery tour and picnic
July 11 - Arthur Joura workshop
Aug 8 - Species specific workshop
Sept 12 - Auction
Oct 3 - Swap meet
Nov 14 - Collecting trip
Dec 12 - Holiday party
Recent Forum Posts
Recent Blog Entries
Welcome to the Bonsai Society of the Carolinas official web site. The BSC was the first bonsai club to be established in the Carolinas and the second on the entire East coast. Since 1964 we have been teaching, promoting and practicing the art of bonsai.
Our Club is made up of folks from throughout the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County area and meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to find out what's planned for our meeting this coming month, just click the link at right. Visitors are always welcome.
Our Club members come from a wide variety of backgrounds but we all share a common love.... the art of bonsai. Members include knowledgeable artists who have been creating and growing bonsai for many years as well as novices who are just beginning to learn the art of bonsai. If you have any questions or comments about our club or this site we can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Botanical Gardens
GPS, Online Maps, and directions are on our "About Us" page
Lecture, demo, workshops
Boon Manakitivipart, March 22, 2015. Note, this is a special date to accommodate Boon's schedule. Boon is from Hayward, CA. He has studied in Japan and has his own bonsai academy. He is nationally recognized as a dominant force in the art. See more at http://www.bonsaiboon.com .
Ken Duncan and John Geanangel, April 11, 2015. Ken and John are from Columbia, SC and are avid collectors of native material. These two have won almost every award in the Southeast for their dramatic bonsai. They are old friends of our club and great teachers. They have opened their gardens to us for a private tour.
Arthur Joura, July 11, 2015. Arthur has been bringing his unique slant on native bonsai to us for around 20 years. Arthur has studied in Japan and applies those techniques to our native material. He is the resident bonsai artist and curator at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. See the results of his effort at http://www.ncarboretum.org .
Local artist workshops
Covering correcting problem trees, species specific workshops, member collecting trip
Featuring picnic, bonsai nursery tour, holiday party
To become a member of our organization, click here: Membership Registration
To sign up for one of our workshops, click here: Workshop Reservation.
Best of Show at 2014 Winter Silhouette Show, Kannapolis, NC. Exhibited by Brad Russell and Brian Mercer
Best exhibit at 2014 Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC
A few member trees from the 2014 Winter Silhouette Show. See more in the Photos link in the right hand column.