Welcome To Our Club
Welcome to the Bonsai Society of the Carolinas official web site. The BSC was the first bonsai club to be established in the Carolinas and the second on the entire East coast. Since 1964 we have been teaching, promoting and practicing the art of bonsai.
Our Club is made up of folks from throughout the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County area and meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to find out what's planned for our meeting this coming month, just click the link at right. Visitors are always welcome.
Our Club members come from a wide variety of backgrounds but we all share a common love.... the art of bonsai. Members include knowledgeable artists who have been creating and growing bonsai for many years as well as novices who are just beginning to learn the art of bonsai. If you have any questions or comments about our club or this site we can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture, demo, workshops
Ken Duncan and John Geanangel, April 9, 2016. Ken and John are from Columbia, SC and are avid collectors of native material. These two have won almost every award in the Southeast for their dramatic bonsai. They are old friends of our club and great teachers. They have opened their gardens to us for a private tour and shopping opportunity. You will have an opportunity to sign up for their workshop next month. The workshop will be limited to 10 participants.
Workshop with Ken and John, May14, 2016. Bring your own material or what you purchased from them. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Observers are free and are encouraged. To sign up for this workshop, click here: SORRY, SOLD OUT - come as an observer at no charge.
Local artist workshops
Covering correcting problem trees, species specific workshops, member collecting trip
Featuring picnic, bonsai nursery tour, holiday party
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC
Bonsai Learning Center, Mooresville, NC
GPS, Online Maps, and directions are on our "About Us" page
To become a member of our organization, click here: Membership Registration
Best of Show at 2014 Winter Silhouette Show, Kannapolis, NC. Exhibited by Brad Russell and Brian Mercer
Best exhibit at 2014 Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC
2015 Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC
2016 Bonsai Expo, Asheville, NC
A few member trees from the Winter Silhouette Show. See more in the Photos link in the right hand column.
Special Offer -
New members get a free bonsai workshop with a $50 membership. You'll get a tree, pot, basic instruction. Go home with a tree you've styled with the help of an experienced club member. Join now. Click this link Membership Registration Workshops will be held in early fall, dates to be determined.
Upcoming EventsClick the link for info
2016 at a glance -
Jan 9 - Wiring workshop
Feb 13 - Grafting & plant science
Feb 26-28, Mar 4-6 - Spring Show
Mar 12-13 - Intro to bonsai workshops
Apr 9 - Bonsai garden roadtrip
May 14 - Master workshop
June 11 - Member picnic
July 9 - Arthur Joura program
Aug 13 - Carving
Sept 10 - Member workday
Oct 1 - Auction
Oct 8-9 - Bonsai Expo, Asheville
Nov 12 - Collecting trip
Dec 3-4 - Winter Silhouette Show
Dec 10 - Holiday party
Need help with your trees or information about the club? Email us at email@example.com