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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.

2014 ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW

Our 2014 ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW took place on May 17th & 18th 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 2014 show click on the button below the slide show.

2014 Annual Bonsai 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.

Link to Bonsai In Progress

Membership Benefits Include:

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.

Membership Application & Directions PDF