The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society

WELCOME

The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society (RMBS) was founded in 1975 and has a proud lineage to the Denver Bonsai Club which was founded in 1945.  RMBS is a Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) affiliated plant society and a society member of both the American Bonsai Society and Bonsai Clubs International.  For more information about RMBS’ history please refer to the History of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society.
 
Monthly meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 thru 9:00 pm and held at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Plant Society Building.  All the monthly meetings are open to the public. Nine months of the year, members meet for a Saturday workshop.  Most of the workshops are either at the Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion, or at the adjacent Plant Society Building.
 
Annually, RMBS has a Bonsai Show at the Denver Botanic Gardens to display some of its member’s best bonsai trees for the public’s enjoyment.
 

2018 UPCOMING MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS and EVENTS
Monthly Meeting - January 9th 
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Denver Botanic Gardens' Gates Hall
1007 York Street; Denver, CO  80206
Short Program
Member Survey Results / RMBS Board Focus for 2018
with
Tom Anglewicz, President and Connie Garrett, Programs & Visiting Artist Chair
Long Program
Becoming A Better Bonsai Artist - Design Principles and Concepts
with
Larry Jackel, Denver Botanic Gardens' Bonsai Curator, American Bonsai Artist
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Monthly Meeting - February 6th
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Denver Botanic Gardens' Plant Society Building
1007 York Street; Denver, CO  80206
Short Program
The Unique History of The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society
with
Harold Sasaki, RMBS Charter Member, American Bonsai Artist and Owner of Colorado Bonsai, Ltd.
assisted by
Patrick Allen, Vice President & Annual Show Chairman
Long Program
How to Build Outdoor Bonsai Tree Stand and Bonsai Bench
Using Rare American Select-Heart-Redwood and Brazilian Tigerwood-Redwood
with
Patrick Allen, Vice President & Annual Show Chairman
Project Plans and Materials List will be provided to audience.  A key reference book is 
 
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Community Outreach - March 3rd - 4th
​Echter's Nursery & Garden Center
Echxpo - Annual Spring Kickoff
Saturday - Sunday,  March 3rd - 4th, 2018, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Main Exhibition Hall
5150 Garrison Street, Arvada, CO  80002
 
Echter's is one of the largest retail plant nursery and garden centers in Colorado.  It is a family owned business and was started in 1959.  Each spring it has an annual spring Echxpo.  The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society has a booth at this event to help educate the public on the art-of-bonsai and The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society.
 
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