The Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis was established by a small group of bonsai hobbyist to
promote the knowledge, interest, and enjoyment of bonsai and other living plants.
The Organization gathers to educate and make available information on the history and culture of bonsai.
We are governed by a Board of Directors who encourage the members to collect and exhibit bonsai.
We are dedicated to assisting its members and public in the preparation and care of bonsai.
The members are encouraged to communicate with fellow bonsai enthusiasts throughout the world
and exchange ideas, techniques and experiences.
If the world of bonsai intrigues you and sparks the imagination Please consider becoming
a member of our exciting organization.
Monthly meeting are held on the First Tuesday of each month. A planning meeting is held in
each year to plan the meetings for the coming year. See the events page for topics of the
meeting for this year. Various members prepare and present the program for the evening.
On special occasions there will be guest lecturers from well-known bonsai artists.
The location for the meetings is the Missouri Botanical Garden. Meetings start at 7:00 pm
and are usually over at 9:00 pm.
There are a few exhibits held yearly. One is the Spring Show and Sale, which is
held at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall.
On alternate years we sponsor the Shohin Convention, previously held at the
Gateway Center in Collinsville Ill.
The date of the show’s varies yearly. Check the events page.
Admission to all exhibit’s at the Botanical Garden is free with
normal garden admission. Taking pictures is encouraged.
The second exhibit is held in conjunction with the Japanese Festival, a great event for
the Botanical Garden. The exhibit is held in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall in
conjunction with the Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) exhibit.