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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 Location
Pavilion at the Etowah Golf Club
470 Brickyard Road
Etowah, NC  28729
Driving Directions:

From the North:  Take 26 E (which really goes south) to Hendersonville. Exit at Route 64 West (also called 6th Avenue). You will pass through west Hendersonville, then Horse Shoe before reaching Etowah. 


There is a traffic light at Brickyard Road in Etowah. with a sign for "Etowah Valley Golf Resort." Turn right on Brickyard Road. When you reach the resort, turn right onto Holly Springs Road. There is a parking lot behind the pavilion. 

                  Meeting Times & Location  
Most of 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
We also sometimes meet in the Pavilion at the Etowah Golf Club.
       Etowah Golf Club
       470 Brickyard Road
       Etowah, NC 28729

We are also beginning to meet at the Woodfin Community Center
       Woodfin Community Center       
       23 Community Road       
       Woodfin, NC 28804

Meeting locations are given in the Meetings list on the Welcome page
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 $35 for single memberships and $40 for families. Please feel free to attend a meeting or two before deciding to join.  Send any questions to:
You can pay dues online by pasting the following link into your browser:

You can also download our membership form here and bring it to a meeting with a check or cash when you are ready to join or mail it with a check to our Treasurer:
                  Rebecca Ayres, BRBS

                 15 Murrough Dr

                  Biltmore Lake, NC   28715

    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.

Please send all questions about our club or activities and any problems with the website or corrections or suggestions to:      
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