Chinese Elm - Joe Olson
Chinese Elm – Joe Olson

Since its founding in 1971 our Club has been dedicated to the education of its members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai. We are an informal group ranging from novice to advanced and invite all who are interested to join us.

We hold our meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, except December and August, at the Bethany Congregational Church, 556 N Hope Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Social time and bonsai questions at 7 pm, announcements prior to the program which begins at 7:30 pm. Guests and visitors are welcome to attend. We have a potluck gathering in August and December instead of an evening meeting.

Meetings provide the opportunity to share information concerning the growth, styling and propagation of bonsai, and to stay current with what is happening in the world of bonsai. We invite nationally known guest speakers and demonstrators as well as draw on our own knowledgeable members for our monthly evening programs.

Advanced workshops with top instructors from around California are scheduled four times a year. Open workshops or topic specific workshops for all members are also scheduled.

We have a bonsai show and plant sale each spring at the Trinity Lutheran Church, on the 3rd weekend in May.

We hope to see you often at our events!