Bonsai Builds Relationships
Learning about bonsai is best done by interacting with people who enjoy it. People at all stages of life and experience are welcome. The selected links below focus on North American organizations.
Organizations to Meet People and Learn About Growing Bonsai
With over 100 bonsai clubs in Canada and the USA, and many more around the world, you aren’t far from a club, its digital resources, and the many local to international businesses that support the ‘bonsai ecosystem’. In addition, there’s a world of online demonstration videos.
- In Ann Arbor, start with the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society, which meets here at the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens every month.
- Elsewhere in Canada and the United States, start with the American Bonsai Society and search either U.S. Clubs or Canada Clubs.
- To find people and organizations world-wide, start with Bonsai Clubs International.
Where to See Great Bonsai
The American Bonsai Society lists 20 important bonsai gardens (including us) in the United States, and over 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. Visit their website for information and links. There is broad agreement that two gardens are exemplary, not only for their plants and programs, but their deep diplomatic relationships that bridge nationalities and cultures.
- Jardin Botanique / Les bonsais et les penjings (Francais)
- Botanical Garden of Montreal / bonsai and penjings (English)
USA: Washington, DC