Bonsai Society of the Carolinas - Charlotte, NC

Promoting the appreciation of, and participation in, the art of bonsai

Welcome To Our Club

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, see the side bar. Visitors are always welcome. 


Our Club members come from a wide variety of backgrounds but we all share a common love for 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. If you have any questions or comments about our club, or this site, we can be contacted via email at  bonsaisocietycarolinas@gmail.com


2018 Activities - Visitors are welcome


Lecture, demo, workshops 


Educational activities. We strive to improve our abilities as bonsai artists and enthusiasts by learning from masters, teachers, and experienced local members. See the side bar.


Featured Lecture / demo with Arthur Joura, July 14, 2018. Arthur has been bringing his unique slant on native bonsai to us for over 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 www.ncarboretum.org .


Local artist workshops 

Covering correcting problem trees, species specific workshops, member collecting trip


Social events 

Featuring picnic, bonsai nursery tour, holiday party 


Meeting Location

Be sure to check our newsletter for meeting locations. We meet at one of the following locations depending on their schedules and our needs.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC

Bonsai Learning Center, Mooresville, NC

GPS, Online Maps, and directions are on our "About Us" page



To join us, click here:  Membership Registration

              

 


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













2015 Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC

2016 Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC

2017Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC

A few member trees from the Winter Silhouette Show. See more in the Photos link in the right hand column.

 

Special Offer -

New members get a free bonsai workshop with a $50 membership. You'll get a tree, pot, basic instruction. Go home with a tree you've styled with the help of an experienced club member. Join now. Click this link  Membership Registration  



2018 at a glanceDetails, time, and location will be in the newsletter. Newsletters are posted on the Newsletter page when released, usually 7-10 days prior to meetings.


Jan 13 - Dog swap

Feb 10 - Design & aesthetics

Feb 23-25 & Mar 2-4 - Spring Show

Mar 17 - Introduction to bonsai 101

Apr 14 - Master event

May 12 - Danny Coffey - master

June 9 - Member picnic

June 22-24 - US Natl Shohin Show

July 13-15 - Member show  at Stowe

July 14 - Authur Joura demo

Aug 11 - Introduction to bonsai 101

Sept 8 - Chinese elm workshop

Oct 6 - Auction

Oct 13-14 - Bonsai Expo, Asheville

Nov 10 - Collecting event

Dec 1-2 - Winter Silhouette Show

Dec 8 - Holiday party


Recent Photos

Have Questions?

Need help with your trees or information about the club? Email us at info@bonsaicarolina.org

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