Calendar - October
02 -    Guest speaker on disease and insect prevention
13 -    Beginner’s Workshop at Summer Winds Nursery on Tatum
16 -    Open workshop
24-27 GSBF convention in Riverside, CA
Calendar - November 
06 - Swap meet
20 - Guest speaker Boon Manakitivipart
Calendar - December 
04 -      Club auction
07 -      Holiday party
14-15 -Workshop with David Nguy at Summer Winds Nursery on Tatum
18 -      Open workshop
Calendar - January 
08 -       Forest demo
18-19 - Workshop with Ted Matson at Summer WindsNursery
25 -       Forest workshop (location TBA)
Calendar - February
01 -      Show at the Japanese Friendship Garden
05 -      Demo on doing a Phoenix graft 
15 -      Beginning bonsai workshop on repotting (location TBA) 
19 -      Demo on tool sharpening with GayLynn Goetzke; open workshop 
22-23 - Matsuri Japanese Festival at Heritage Square in Phoenix


Calendar - March 
04 -      Guest speaker John Carreon on adeniums
07 -      Carving workshop with David Nguy
18 -      Swap meet
21-24 - LA trip 
Calendar - April 
01 -   Guest speaker: demo by David Nguy
4-5 - Phoenix Bonsai Society’s annual Bonsai Show at the VGC
15 -   Bonsai boot-camp
Calendar - May 
06 - Legacy tree show
20 - End of year dinner and club auction
Bonsai Garden Tour:
A Visit to David Nguy's Shisei-En


Our Club offers Bonsai demonstrations by Masters in the art, hands on experience, lectures, workshops, beginner classes, benefit drawings, Bonsai information and local events

Magical Miniature Landscapes

The History of Bonsai and the Related Arts By Bonsai Historian Robert Baron 

Welcome the Sonora Suiseki Club of Arizona

The art originated in China where stones were admired for their natural beauty. They were used in miniature landscapes and depicted in scrolls. Stones then made their way to Japan where it was refined into an art form. This art form featured stones with uncut natural beauty and shapes were admired for generations. The stones were placed at just the right angle in their container or stand that enhanced the all-important viewing.

Learn: Rules & Techniques, attend shows, Trips to collect stones of your own.

Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday each month starting Sept 11th @7:00pm
Location: Valley Garden Center 1809 N. 15 Av. Phoenix AZ

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Beginner’s Workshop

Getting into the Art of Bonsai at the first Beginner’s Workshop of the Season.

Bougainvillea 'rescue'

These photos are out of order, but we salvaged some bougainvillea cuttings from an abandoned office complex Sept 3rd. Check out the tough love, take no roots, approach. Bonsai club guru Gary said “guaranteed to grow” using this method. Bougainvilleas are survivors.