2019 Meetings


6:30 Meet & Greet

7:00 Meeting & Program

Meetings are held at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in the Beaumont Room or CBEC Room 125 if noted.

4344 Shaw Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110

Meetings that have a follow up workshop will be marked with a "***" after the date and they are typically held the following weekend at Cass Bonsai Gardens in Edwardsville IL

Be sure to look for club workshops under Events


February 5th ***

Short Program: Members Bonsai Pot Sale and Swap

Bring pots with price tags and a little cash. This is a good opportunity to unload and make new finds for the upcoming repotting season. Lets really try to make this a success.

Main Program: Repotting, Pots and Placement (Jesse G. and Manasseh B.)

March 5th ***

Short Program: Tool Sharpening and Maintenance (Jesse G.)

Main Program: Closing Wounds and Defects (Sean M.)

April 2nd ***

Short Program: Jin and Shari (Bill K.)

Main Program: Literati Design and Sensibility (Manasseh B.)

May 7th ***

Short Program: Spider Mites (Jeff R.)

Main Program: Member Tree Panel Critique (Brian, Bill and Jesse)

Bring a tree or two to be critiqued by a panel of our own local experienced enthusiasts 

June 4th ***

Short Program: Kusamono (Ruth and Rosemary)

Main Program: Native Trees, A New Frontier (Jeff R.) (Meeting in CBEC room 126 and 127 at the corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

July 9th ***

Short Program: Defoliating Do’s and Don’ts (Jesse G.)

Main Program: Ficus, A Dynamic Genus (TBD)  (Meeting in CBEC room 126 and 127 at the corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

August 6th

Short Program: Summer Cuttings (Jesse G.)

Main Program: Bonsai Shows and Preparation: (Glenn P.) (Meeting in CBEC room 126 and 127 at the corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

September 10th

Short Program: Overwintering Tropical Bonsai: (TBD)

Main Program: An Introduction to the Art of Bonsai: (Nathan B.) (Meeting in CBEC room 126 and 127 at the corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

October 1st

Annual Club Auction - Here is your chance to find something special. This event is a successful with your donations of pots, trees and accessories.  (Meeting in CBEC room 126 and 127 at the corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

November 6th ***

Short Program: Overwintering 101 (Jesse)

Main Program: Late Fall and Winter Work (Manasseh B.)

Do you ever wonder what you can or should do to your trees in the winter? This overview will cover what you can and cannot do with your trees during the winter dormancy months.

November 12th - 2020 Planning Meeting (open to all members)