EVENTS

Bonsai Societies of Florida - Annual Convention - May 24-26, 2019

"Traditional meets Tropical" 

featuring Pedro Morales, Ted Matson,  Martha Goff, 

Adam Lavigne, Mike Knowlton, Frank Mihalic  

Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, FL


Convention Information

BBS - June

JUNE 15TH - BYOT WORKSHOP with HIRAM MACIAS, SATURDAY, 9AM-NOON. 

Contact Art if you want to participate; observers are welcome and encouraged.

Location: Carlos' patio.

BBS - July

TBA

BBS - August

TBA



BBS - September

TBA.



BBS - October

TBA



EVENTS AND EXHIBITS SPONSORED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

National Bonsai Foundation

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Visit the permanent exhibition of the National Bonsai Foundation located on the grounds of the 

U.S. National Arboretum:
MUSEUM LOCATION AND HOURS:
The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is located on the grounds of the 

U.S. National Arboretum at 3501 New York Avenue N.E. - Washington D.C. 20002.
The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information go to their website: 
http://www.bonsai-nbf.org/

Morikami

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Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Phone: 561-495-0233
 http://www.morikami.org/

Promote current deals

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Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary

2750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330

flamingogardens.org

(BSF) Bonsai Clubs in Florida


For information about clubs in the Bonsai Societies of Florida,   go to the 

BSF Club Page

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BONSAI EVENTS

THANK YOU TO ALAN WALKER (LAKE CHARLES BONSAI SOCIETY) FOR THIS LIST
Note: some links may not be active so please copy/paste the url.

Note: this is not all inclusive.

26-28 April 2019: XVIII Arco Bonsai Trophy at Municipal Casino, Arco, Italy featuring 

Mauro Stemberger and Mostra Suiseki. 

3-4 May 2019: Spring Masters Workshop hosted by Underhill Bonsai Nursery, 80272 Highway 25, Folsom, LA 70437 featuring Bjorn Bjorholm, owner of 

Eiseien Bonsai Garden in Nashville, TN and Bruce Rhea, owner of Stillwater Bonsai in 

Chester, ME.  Bjorn and Bruce are classically trained, certified Bonsai Professionals. We will have 

demonstrations, critique sessions, bring your own tree workshops, and beginner classes. 

Space will be limited. For details contact 985-635-2413 or email 
Doug Green at doug@underhillbonsai.com


10-12 May 2019: European Bonsai Association Annual Congress in association with French
Federation of Bonsai at Albi, France (near Toulouse). Details from pierre.bedes@wanadoo.fr


17-20  May 2019:  Melbourne "Australian Natives Breaking Through The Bonsai Ceiling"

featuring Ryan Neil (USA), Hugh Grant, Roger Hnatiuk, and Quentin Valentine.

https://www.vicnativebonsai.com.au/32nd-aabc-national-bonsai-convention/,  https://www.vicnativebonsai.com.au/wp-content/uploads/VNBC-2019-Booklet.pdf

https://www.vicnativebonsai.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Registration-Form.pdf


18-26 May 2019 

Satsuki Bonsai Festival at Crespi Bonsai, Parabiago (Milan, Italy) featuring 
bonsai created by the masters of the renowned Satsuki Bonsai Association of Kanuma 

(Japan).  Details at http://www.crespibonsai.com


24-26 May 2019: Bonsai Societies of Florida - 46th Annual BSF Convention 

"Traditional meets Tropical"  Orlando, Florida: Pedro Morales, Ted Matson,  Martha Goff, 

Adam Lavigne, Mike Knowlton, Frank Mihalic  https://bsfconvention.com/


24-26 May 2019: Brussels Rendezvous Convention at Brussels Bonsai Nursery, 8125 Center Hill Rd., Olive Branch, MS. Guest artists Bjorn Bjornholm, Rodney Clemons, Marc Noelanders, Jennifer Price, and Kathy Shaner. 

Details at https://brusselsbonsai.com/rendezvous-join-us/ 


1-2 June 2019: Garfield Park Spring Bonsai Show hosted by the Indianapolis Bonsai Club. Details at http://www.indybonsai.org/calendar.html

22-23 June 2019: Cleveland Bonsai Club Exhibit at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, 750 East 88th St., Cleveland, OH. Details at https://www.clevelandbonsaiclub.org/. 


22-23  June  2019:  

9th Bonsai  Triennale:  A  project  of  the  bonsai  associations  of  Poland,  Czech 

Republic & Middle Germany at the Arboretum Wojsławice at Wojsławice 2, 58-230 Niemcza. Details at http://www.bonsai-triennale.eu 


28-30 June 2019: 
2nd US National Shohin Exhibit will be held at the North Carolina Research 
Campus in Kannapolis, NC. This is a short 30mile drive north of Charlotte, NC. Featuring 

Minoru Akiyama—Japan, and Peter Warren—UK,  along with Marc Arpag—NY, Michael Ryan Bell—MS, Mark Fields—OH, Carlos A. Morales—PR, David Paris—NY, John Romano—RI, Michael Sullivan—FL, Sean Smith—PA, and Wm. N. Valavanis—NY. Details at http://www.internationalbonsai.co


1-11 August 2019: Milwaukee Bonsai Society Exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair at Champion Hall in West Allis, WI. Rotating bonsai exhibits (exhibit 1, Th-Sun; exhibit 2, Mon-Wed; exhibit 3, Thur-Sun). Details at http://www.milwaukeebonsai.org/.  


2-10  August  2019:  Indiana  State  Fair  Bonsai  Show  at  the  Agriculture-Horticulture  Building  in Indianapolis, IN. Details at http://www.indybonsai.org/calendar.html  


2-4 August 2019 (Friday 6-8p, Sat. and Sun. 10a-4p.): Prairie State Bonsai Society Annual Show at  Morton  Arboretum,  Lisle,  IL.  Guest  artist  is  Dana  Quattlebaum.  Details  at 

http://www.prairiestatebonsai.com/news_events.html.  


30-31 August 2019: Minnesota Bonsai Society Annual Exhibit at the State Fair in St. Paul, MN. 

Details at https://minnesotabonsaisociety.org/events-2/state-fair-show/.  


31 August-1 September 2019: Annual meeting of the Swedish Bonsai Association at Umeå, 

Sweden.  Demo,  exhibition  and  workshop  with  Tony  Tickle.  Details  from  Eva  Selstam  at 

eva.selstam@umu.se


31 August-2 September 2019: Japanese Festival Bonsai Show hosted by the Bonsai Society of  Greater St. Louis at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO. Details at http://www.stlbonsai.com/events/. 


7-8 September 2019: 50th Anniversary Show hosted by the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society at the Denver  Botanic  Gardens,  1007  York  St.,  Denver,  CO.  Guest  Artist,  Todd  Schlafer  Details  at http://www.rockymtnbonsai.org/.  


13-15 September 2019: 
13th International Bonsai & Suiseki Meeting—CRESPI CUP 2019 at 
Crespi Bonsai in Milan, Italy. Featuring Shinji Suzuki and Sadamitsu Kataoka (Koshousen—Living National Treasure—Yamaaki Company in Tokoname). Five exhibitions/competitions: Crespi Bonsai Cup, Crespi Shohin Cup, Enthusiast’s Exhibition, Crespi Suiseki Cup and Crespi Pot Cup. Details at http://www.crespicup.it


14-15 September 2019 (09:30-17:00 & 09:30–16:00): UK National Bonsai Show at Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, Greater Manchester. BL9 0EZ. Admission fee: £15 Day or £25 Weekend. 

Demonstrations by Bjorn Bjorholm and Rafael Torres. Exhibition of over 100 museum quality bonsai from  across  the  UK  and  Europe.  Details:  Tony  Tickle  07802.837739  or  e-mail: nationalbonsai@gmail.com or http://www.nationalbonsaishow.co.uk.


21-22  September  2019: 

9th International  Alps-Adria  &  National  Austrian  Exhibition  at  St. 

Veit/Glan, City Hall, Austria. Details: www.bonsai-kaernten.at.


28-29 September 2019: Cleveland Bonsai Club hosts an exhibit at Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, 750 East 88th St., Cleveland. OH. Details at https://www.clevelandbonsaiclub.org/. 

 

28-29 September 2019: Milwaukee Bonsai Society Annual Exhibit at Boerner Botanical Gardens. WI. Guest artist is Tyler Sherrod. Details at http://www.milwaukeebonsai.org/. 


11-13 October 2019: 2019 New Zealand Bonsai Convention at Hamilton Gardens in Hamilton, New Zealand. Featuring Suthin Sukosolvisit, New Zealand Demonstrators and the 

largest ever exhibition of Bonsai in New Zealand with the NZBA National Show and displays from the Hamilton, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty Bonsai clubs. Further details at http://bonsaiconvention.net.nz/


12-13 October 2019 from 09:00-16:30:  Iowa Bonsai Association hosts a Bonsai Show and Sale at Reiman Gardens, 1407 S. University Boulevard, Ames, IA. Details at http://iabonsai.org/calendar/.  


12-13 October 2019: International Bonsai Exposition at Saulieu, France featuring 100 exceptional trees from all over the continent. This year’s show will feature private collection trees from Mauro Stemberger.  Demonstrations  by  Bjorn  Bjorholm,  Jan  Culek  and  Mauro  Stemberger  and  other international  guest  artists.  Over  55  international  traders.  MEGA  RAFFLE  to  be  drawn!  Details: 

http://www.european-bonsai-san-show.com/4/ or chenal.frederic@wanadoo.fr


24-27 October 2019: The 5th African Bonsai Convention at Pretoria South Africa. For details contact Org Exley at Org@ntp.co.za


2-3 November 2019: Aki-Ten 2019 Bonsai Exhibition at Forum Brixen/Bressanone, Romstraße, 9, 39042  Brixen/Bressanone  with  international  ceramic  contest.  Demonstrations by Suzuki  Tohru  of Japan. Details: http://www.akiten.it. 

 

26-28 June 2020: Mid-American Bonsai Alliance Convention featuring François Jeker at the Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore, 8900 North Kildeer Court, Milwaukee, WI, 53209. Details at http://www.milwaukeebonsai.org/maba/index.html.  


29 February-1 March 2020: 

21stNoelanders Trophy in Genk, Belgium featuring Ryan Neil, Minoru 

Akiyama, Tony Tickle and others. Details TBA.


11-13 September 2020: International Bonsai ArtFest: Missions & Legends: Path to Beyond organized by Indonesia Bonsai Artists Community (KOSBI) in Jakarta, Indonesia. North Art Space, Pasar Seni Art Center, Ancol Dream Land, a 552 ha. water-front resort park. For details contact Robert Steven at robertbonsai99@yahoo.com



For an excellent listing of known recurring bonsai events, please visit
http://www.magiminiland.org/Conventions.html where events are listed by organization.