Welcome to our web site!
Our bonsai club was established in 1965 to promote the study of bonsai Western New York. Bonsai is a living art form which enables the hobbyist to transform conventional trees into a harmonious miniature representation of a mature tree in a small container. Since it involves a growing tree, the design is forever changing and evolving. Some of the techniques used to achieve this miniaturization and styling involve the pruning of roots and branches, defoliation of leaves and wiring the tree and its branches.
2012 ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW
Our 2012 ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW took place on May 19th & 20th at the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, New York. Some of the bonsai are shown in the slide show below. To see all the bonsai from the 2012 show click on the button below the slide show.
Bonsai In Progress:
The juniper bonsai in the following slideshow below is in our Bonsai In Progress Section of this web site. To see all the details and techniques involved in its development, click on the Bonsai in Progress button below. In that section are other bonsai that show their development over the years. There realy isn't such a thing as "Instant Bonsai". It takes severa years to develop a good bonsai. In fact, development is never finished, because a bonsai is a living plant. As such, each year the bonsai artist responds to its ever changing state.
Membership Benefits Include:
- Monthly meetings offering an exchange of ideas and enthusiasm
- A monthly newsletter
to provide information
the art of bonsai and on coming events of interest
to bonsai enthusiasts
- Current information
on bonsai techniques,
supplies, materials, conferences, classes, sources,
- Shared activities
such as field trips,
garden visits, digging expeditions, picnics, and
- Public exhibits
and displays of members’
to make the public more aware of the fascinating
possibilities of bonsai
- The free use
of an extensive circulating
bonsai books, periodicals and videos
Monthly programs include demonstrations, workshops, lectures, discussion, raffles, and a sharing of ideas and experiences in bonsai. Trees are often brought in by members for display, criticism, diagnosis and help. Please feel free to bring in your trees.