2020 Meetings and Events

All meetings are located at the Asheville Botanic Gardens 

unless otherwise stated. 

 

Jan. 12 Wiring workshop with Rebecca Ayres, a wiring expert from the NC Arboretum.

After Rebecca's  presentation, we divided into small groups to practice and wire trees brought by members. 

 

Feb. 7 - Jesse McMahon presented principles of bonsai design, based on de Groot's well-known book.

               

MAR. 8 - Tom Snow, who is a bonsai volunteer at the NC Arboretum, leads a repotting workshop. (Bring your own tree, tools, and potting soil.)

 

ALL MEETINGS FROM APRIL 19th THROUGH JULY HAD TO BE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. OUR ACTIVITIES STARTED AGAIN IN AUGUST:

Aug. 15 and 16: Online tree and pot sale.

Sept. 6 12:30 - 4:30 Meet and greet and BYO tree at the Etowah Valley Golf Club.   

Sunday, Oct. 4 -    Demonstration by Daniel Coffey using nursery stock purchased at Mountain Meadows. Etowah Valley Golf Club. 

Sunday, Oct. 18 - Field trip to Mountain Meadows for those who signed up.

Nov.  8 - No meeting.

 

Dec.  5-6 2020 Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo. CANCELLED. 

BRBS Dues for 2021

Our normal annual club dues are $30 for an individual membership or $35 for a family membership. Because of the COVID-19 disruptions of our activities in 2020 and uncertainly about 2021, will be prorated at 50%: $15 or $17.50.

(Of course, if you can afford to pay full dues as a donation, it would help to pay for bonsai professionals either for Zoom meetings or live in 2021.)

 

Click here to read President Peggy Snow's email about dues for 2021: