Meeting, August 19, 9-12PM

On August 19th at 9AM at the Garden Council Building we will be creating a Root-Over-Rock. The club will supply a training pot, soil, extra supplies and a tiny tree with long roots. You will bring the rock and remember to keep it small. If you have a tiny tree you would like to use, […]

Meeting, September 15 (Friday), 9-12PM

September 15th (FRIDAY) SPECIAL SPEAKER: LAURENT DARRIEUX. beginning at 9AM at the Garden Council building, we will be meeting for a very special demonstration by renowned French artist Laurent Darrieux, the author of the Cosmic Bonsai. The tree that he will use will become our December Holiday raffle tree that we draw the winning ticket […]

Meeting, Saturday, Oct 21, 2023, 9AM-Noon

Garden Council Headquarters 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, United States

This meeting will be about preparing trees for the Annual Bonsai Show on Nov 4-5. We'll discuss using moss, cleaning the appearance of trees, and how to use a companion. This will be an important session to help everyone get ready for next month's show. We think it will be bigger than ever.

41st Annual Bonsai Show and Sale

Garden Council Headquarters 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, United States

This year's 41st Annual Show will have an Exhibit of Bonsai Trees, Sales, Demonstrations, Raffles, Workshops and a Multi-Club Styling Competition. Free admission, free parking. Dorothy Schmitz, a world-renowned Bonsai artist, will be the judge in addition to holding a Green Island Ficus workshop.

Meeting, Nov 18th, 9-12

We will discuss the Annual Show that was held on Nov 4-5, 2023. We were very pleased with how we set up the display, and the many vendors were pleased.

“Black Thumb Award” Meeting, Saturday, Jan 20th, 9AM

Garden Council Headquarters 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, United States

The "Black Thumb" is an award for a tree that has somehow died while in your possession. The purpose of this is multifold. First of all, the meeting is usually full of laughs, and then you get to explain what went wrong! Everyone who works with Bonsai has experienced the demise of a tree, but often it has nothing to do with anything you did. We will discuss what went wrong, and treat this as a learning experience.

Club Meeting

Rick Owens will do a demonstration of Yose-eu....a Forest Bonsai Style that appears a great deal just like the multi-trunk style, however, the distinction is the fact that this bonsai style is composed of many trees instead of one tree with numerous trunks.

Club Meeting

Martha Goff and Don Williams will hold a pottery class. (Max 15 people at $5/person.) Also taking place is help with any tree that you have and bring in.

Annual Bonsai Auction and Picnic

This is our Annual Auction and is a great opportunity to acquire some very nice Bonsai Trees. Our auction is open to the public, and is held at the Berne Davis Garden Center at 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers. This location is directly north of the Edison-Ford Winter Estates. We do two types of auction: […]

Club Meeting

During this meeting, we will be honored by Mike Lane, who will demonstrate Grafting techniques. Mike is one of the world's best!

Club Meeting

Here's something nobody should miss....this month's Moss workshop! There are many types and sometimes difficult to find, but we have some good advice!