Activities

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The Bonsai Society of Brevard is dedicated to the study, appreciation and practice of the art of bonsai. Our monthly meetings begin with a short business meeting. This is followed by a show-and-tell of trees brought in by members. Much of the material for the show-and-tell was originally obtained from our meeting’s raffle table so these serve as great teaching tools for what can be done with typical pre-bonsai material. Next in the meeting is a drawing for bonsai material and plants that have been contributed by members for that purpose. The material is normally pre-bonsai, but every once in a while a member will contribute a plant or two that has been worked on for a couple of years.

At this point everyone is normally hungry so we dig into some fairly heavy refreshments (typically something like sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, salsa and chips, fruit, and dessert). Following the food we have either a one-hour demonstration or a workshop in which members can create bonsai under the guidance of an expert. The demonstrations are conducted by either one of the more advanced members of our club or by a visiting artist sponsored by the statewide Bonsai Societies of Florida organization.

We hold meetings and/or special activities every month of the year and in several months have multiple activities. Our special activities include a free beginners course consisting of six 3-hour classes on the basics of bonsai, club trips to bonsai nurseries and pot suppliers, participation in the annual state bonsai convention, several demonstrations or workshops by bonsai experts from throughout the United Stated and Europe, a monthly newsletter, weekly email information on bonsai activities, a bi-monthly magazine, an annual picnic, an annual Christmas luncheon, and semi-annual auctions of bonsai and bonsai material.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings so please pay us a visit soon and click on our Membership Application for more facts about our club.

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