Our monthly meetings, typically at 7 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month, are usually held in the Community room or activity room of St. Mary’s Woods, 1257 Marywood Ln., Richmond, VA, 23229. Please check the individual event listings on the calendar for changes,updates and details.

We are happy to announce that the RBS web page now has the ability to accept online payments for paid workshops, activities, and MEMBERSHIP. You can use any credit or dept card or a Paypal account now via the Membership, Event Registration, and Purchases Page.


January Meeting: Monday, January 27, 7 pm @ St. Mary's Woods Living Facility
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January Meeting: Monday, January 27, 7 pm

The first bonsai objective we face every year is potting or repotting our trees.  After soil selection the most daunting task is selecting a pot for your tree that will show case your tree without stealing the show.

Join us at the January meeting where  member Jack Frye, Potter Extraordinaire, will offer a presentation on pots and lead a discussion as to how to match tree and pot.  Tips you need to be aware of, masculine vs. feminine; glazed vs non-glazed; lip vs no -lip; feet: cloud or no cloud all these attributes attributed to pots may come into play when selecting a pot for your tree.  Come and learn the tips to sends that you have the perfect pot to compliment your tree and meld into the design without shifting the focus of the bonsai to the  pot.  If the initial impact of the newly repotted/potted tree is this fabulous pot, you have a dilemma to resolve. No reason to table the pot, it’s may be as simple as not being “THE” pot for ”THAT” tree.

Looking forward to seeing you at  in the Community Room of St. Mary’s Woods. Please note the Community ROOM, is our regular room.