Founded in 1967, the American Bonsai Society, Inc. is the pioneering national bonsai organization. As a non-profit corporation, our purpose is to promote knowledge of and interest in bonsai and to serve as a national focal point for bonsai fanciers. We publish a Bonsai Journal, hold conventions for our members and provide a variety of educational and support services to the bonsai community. The Officers and Directors of ABS are unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to spreading the word about this wonderful, satisfying and challenging hobby.
The Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs Ltd. (AABC) is the national body representing individual bonsai clubs throughout Australia and some in New Zealand
At the dawn of a new millennium a bonsai association dedicated to the furtherance of the Art, Education, and Development of bonsai is officially born. Membership offers a chance to contribute one's ideas and experience and to benefit by sharing those of others. Members are encouraged to produce a project as their contribution to the pool of knowledge. The site contains a variety of information including new updates, snippets of information, a gallery, and much more.
Bay Island Bonsai is a Northern California organization founded in 1998 by Boon Manakitivipart. The organization came into being out of Boon’s desire to improve standards in bonsai, to produce a bonsai exhibit, and to establish a group of dedicated bonsai artists who could work and learn together.
The Bonsai Societies of Florida (BSF) is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt educational organization providing supportive services and activities to encourage and promote the traditional art of bonsai throughout the state, as well as neighboring states in the Southeastern section of the United States.
Danish Bonsai Society was founded on 20 juni 1981 af nogle af de få første pionerer udi i bonsaikunsten i Danmark. June 1981 of some of the few early pioneers udi in bonsai art in Denmark. Den stiftende generalforsamling blev afholdt i Frederiksberg selskabslokaler, Allégade 10, i København. The founding meeting was held in Frederiksberg banquet facilities, Allégade 10 in Copenhagen. 24 personer var mødt frem, og der blev valgt en bestyrelse. 24 persons were present, and the election of a board of directors.
Since the first informal contacts between European Bonsai enthusiasts in Heidelberg (1980), the European Bonsai Association (EBA) has acted as a coordinating body for bonsai organisations within its member countries. The primary aim of the association acting as a non-profit making organisation, has been to promote bonsai art and culture, stimulating its members and teaching them all aspects of the art and science of bonsai.
In Bonsai Club Germany eV, Bonsai friends are organized throughout Germany for over 30 years. Here, beginners get useful tips when it comes to design or maintenance.
GSBF, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization which provides services and activities promoting the wonderful art of bonsai. GSBF is made up of member clubs in California and affiliate clubs in the adjoining States.
The Internet Bonsai Club maintains a series of Interactive Forums which includes galleries of bonsai pictures, bonsai pottery, suiseki and cartoons. There is a page listing touring schedules. http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com
Features plants by Mr. Wu Yee Sun of Hong Kong, and other penjing hobbyists. The site is available in both English and Chinese. Mr. Wu Yee Sun is the author of the book Man Lung Artistic Pot Plants. This website features articles and pictures from this publication, as well as pictures from the rest of Mr. Wu's plants.
The Mid-America Bonsai Alliance (MABA) is an organization made up of local bonsai clubs and societies from nine midwest U.S. states and Canadian provinces. (Currently, those states/provinces are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Ontario, and Wisconsin.) MABA's purpose is to foster the sharing of knowledge and bonsai artist talent among the clubs and states of the midwest, as well as to encourage the use of native species in the art of bonsai. MABA also promotes public awareness and appreciation of bonsai. To further the goals of education and communication, MABA holds an impressive convention in association with one of its member clubs. MABA is a non-profit organization.
If you are new to bonsai, visit our bonsai photo galleries. Each bonsai is owned by an artist from the MABA region. If you find yourself becoming as fascinated by bonsai as we are, look to one of our member clubs or societies for more information.
Mid-Atlantic Bonsai Societies is an organization of local bonsai clubs located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, supporting an annual regional festival.
The Potomac Bonsai Association (PBA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the awareness and practice of the art and horticulture of bonsai, and the collection and art of viewing stones. PBA is an umbrella organization consisting of local bonsai clubs in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Local club members are automatically members of PBA and may participate in the activities of any other member club.
The appreciation of stones in Asia is one of several ancient art forms pursued by artists, poets, and other literati as they sought to lead a life of quiet contemplation, self education, and harmony with nature. The appreciation of stones as symbols and also as natural art objects began well over 1,000 years ago, and has continued uninterrupted. Today, an estimated four to five million people collect stones in modern China and this passion has spread to countries throughout the world.VSANA serves as a center for people to study, learn, and promote Asian stone appreciation beginning with China where the practice originated. We are devoted to understanding Chinese and other Asian precepts and principles relating to all aspects of appreciating natural stones as artistic objects. VSANA will attempt to disseminate this information to English speaking audiences worldwide utilizing meetings, exhibits, lectures, and various electronic media including this web site.An advisory board of experts and leaders is assisting VSANA in maintaining accurate, up-to-date information about Chinese stone appreciation and to promote traditional and modern views about these stones. Featured articles, book reviews, historical information, news about current events and exhibitions in China and other information will be published on our web site, and typically updated every month.
The Philippine Bonsai Society Inc., or PBSI, is a non-stock, non-profit association since 1975. PBSI is an internationally recognized association with growing following among provincial bonsai clubs.
The organization is very active in promoting the art of bonsai, holding international and local exhibitions, conventions and competitions in various venues. In a bid to elevate standards and foster relationships with the global bonsai community, PBSI has maintained strong ties with its counterparts all over the globe. Foreign and local bonsai masters and artists have shared their knowledge and expertise in workshops and served as judges for various local competitions.
There are many excellent sources for learning about bonsai, but if you live on the Canadian prairies, this web site is designed to help you learn to deal with the local climate conditions so you too can grow bonsai indoors and outdoors successfully.