The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society

WELCOME

The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society (RMBS) is a plant society affiliated with the Denver Botanic Gardens. It was founded in 1975 with a lineage to the Denver Bonsai Club founded in 1945.   

RMBS monthly meetings are typically on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. and held at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Plant Society Building.  Non-Members are welcome at the monthly meetings.  Nine months of the year, members meet on the third Saturday of the month at various members’ homes / bonsai gardens.  Since 1973, RMBS has held a 3 day bonsai exhibition at the Denver Botanic Gardens to display some of its member’s best bonsai trees for the public’s enjoyment.

 * It is Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society's policy and practice not to collect native trees (Yamadori) without a permit from the U.S. Forest Service, The Bureau of Land Management or permission from a Land Owner.   
 

2016 UPCOMING EVENTS
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Saturday Workshop
Repotting Bonsai Tropical Trees
with
David McPeters - RMBS Secretary & Membership Director (2016 - 2017)
Saturday, July 23​rd, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Denver Botanic Gardens
Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavillion
1007 York Street, Denver, CO  80206
All bonsai require repotting, some at different time intervals and at different stages in their growth or the season.  Tropical bonsai trees it is best to repot them during the warmest time of the year.  Repotting with a change of soil keeps the tree in better health.  Over time the soil accumulates salts and chemicals from water, fertilizer and the breakdown of soil components.   Repotting helps to prevent the tree from becoming root bound and starving to death.  Apart from watering, it is probably one of the most important and misunderstood processes in Bonsai.  This RMBS Saturday workshop led by David McPeters will help to demystify how repotting works.
The Public is Welcome to Observe this Bonsai Technique
 
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August's Monthly Meeting
Wood Carving and Jin Techniques
and
Colorado Blue Spruce as Bonsai
(Trimming and Pinching Techniques)
with
Larry Jackel (RMBS Artist-of-the-Year)
Tuesday, August 2nd​ - 7:00 - 9:00pm
Denver Botanic Gardens
Plant Society Building
1007 York Street
Denver, CO  80206
The Public is Welcome to Attend
 
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Saturday Workshop
Individual Tree Evaluation
with
Panel of RMBS Senior Bonsai Artists
SaturdayAugust 19th - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Denver Botanic Gardens
Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavillion
1007 York Street, Denver, CO  80206
The Public is Welcome to Observe these Evaluations of RMBS Member's Trees
 
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