About the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society
The Blue Ridge Bonsai Society became an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as of Nov. 8, 2015, so contributions to the Society are tax-deductible.
Officers for 2022 - 2023
 President:          Chris Pazoles  
Vice-President:  Stuart Rogers 
Treasurer:           Rebecca Ayers 
Secretary:           Ricci Gilbert       
Webmaster:  Jane Lovett            Program Chairman: Stuart Rogers       
Board of Directors for 2022 - 2023
The Board of Directors includes all current officers, the immediate
Past President (Peggy Snow), the Webmaster, Program Chairman, and the following At Large Members:    Felix Laughlin. Troy Schmidt, and Jonas Johnson.

A picture of the current Board will be added here as soon as we can meet in person. 
Meeting Times & Location  
Our regular meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the meeting room at the
       Asheville Botanical Gardens
      151 W. T. Weaver Blvd    28804
Membership in the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society is open to anyone interested in the art of bonsai from the totally inexperienced to professionals.
Our annual dues are $30 for single memberships and $35 for families. More information is on the About Us page. Please feel free to attend a meeting or two before deciding to join. 
    Meeting Location
Asheville Botanical Gardens
151 W. T, Weaver Boulevard
Asheville, NC  28804
Driving Directions:

From Downtown Asheville:  Take Broadway/Merrimon Avenue (US 25) north for approximately 1.5 miles to the traffic light at W.T. Weaver Blvd. Turn left. Pass the entrance to University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) at the traffic circle. Entrance to Gardens is the about .2 mile on the right.


From the South (Hendersonville)  Take I-26 West. As you approach Asheville, I-26 will be joined by I-240. Continue to follow signs for I-26 (future I-26) Once the road begins to cross the Smokey  Mountain Bridge, move IMMEDIATELY into the left lane. Take LEFT Exit 4A. Go to Exit 25 which comes up quickly. At the bottom of exit ramp turn right. At second traffic light, turn left on to W.T. Weaver Blvd. BGA's parking lot is first driveway on left.


From the North (Weaverville)  Take I-26 East to Exit 25. At the bottom of exit ramp turn left. At second traffic light, turn left on to W.T. Weaver Blvd. BGA's parking lot is first driveway on left.

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