Our award winning display at Bonsai Expo 2018
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, see the side bar. Visitors are always welcome.
Our Club members come from a wide variety of backgrounds but we all share a common love for 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. If you have any questions or comments about our club, or this site, we can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities - Visitors are welcome
Lecture, demo, workshops
Educational activities. We strive to improve our abilities as bonsai artists and enthusiasts by learning from masters, teachers, and experienced local members. See the side bar.
Featured Lecture / demo with Arthur Joura, July 13, 2019. Arthur has been bringing his unique slant on native bonsai to us for over 20 years. Arthur has studied in Japan and applies those techniques to our native material. He is the resident bonsai artist and curator at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. See the results of his effort at www.ncarboretum.org .
Local and national artist workshops
Covering correcting problem trees, species specific workshops, member collecting trip
Featuring picnic, bonsai nursery tour, holiday party
Be sure to check our newsletter for meeting locations. We meet at one of the following locations depending on their schedules and our needs.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC or Bonsai Learning Center, Mooresville, NC
GPS, Online Maps, and directions are on our "About Us" page
To join us, 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
A few member trees from the Winter Silhouette Show. See more in the Photos tab at the top of this page.
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
2019 at a glance - Details, time, and location will be in the newsletter. Newsletters are posted on the Newsletter page when released, usually 7-10 days prior to meetings.
Jan 12 - Dog swap & wiring w/s
Feb 9 - Collecting safari
Feb 22-24 & Mar 1-3 - Spring Show
Mar 9 - Introduction to bonsai 101
Apr 13 - TBD
May 11 - Master demo & w/s
June 8 - Member picnic & auction
June 28-30 - US Natl Shohin Show
July 12-14 - Member show at Stowe
July 13 - Authur Joura demo
Aug 10 - Introduction to bonsai 101
Sept 14 - Styling workshop
Oct 5 - Expo tree selection & prep
Oct 12-13 - Bonsai Expo, Asheville
Nov 9 - Master demo and &w/s
Dec 7-8 - Winter Silhouette Show
Dec 14 - Holiday party
Need help with your trees or information about the club? Email us at email@example.com