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.

To register as a 2018 PBA Spring Festival Volunteer : here.

RBS at Maymont’s Herbs Galore & More @ Maymont Park
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In an effort to attract new members, RBS will be had a display table and will selling starter trees at Maymont’s Herbs, Galore & More event. Entry into the event is $5. Please stop by if you are interested in bonsai or have questions. RBS members will be needed as volunteers throughout the day.

Herbs Galore & More

Intermediate/Advanced Workshop with Mauro Stemberger @ The Great Big Green House
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced BYOT Workshop with Mauro Stenmberger. May 15, 9am-4pm, at the Great Big Green House. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to watch for free, but should no register as a participant. Registration cost in $85 and is via our Membership, Event Registration, and Purchases Page.

Mauro’s Stemberger’s Web site is and FB page is


RBS Annual Picnic and Auction @ Byrd Park
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us for our annual and auction.

This event will take place at the Carillon Shelter at Byrd Park, which is near Barker Field and the Toll Booth.

This event is a great way to find bonsai plants, pots, tools, and other supplies for a great price. RBS will supply the main dish (BBQ Sandwiches), ice, drinks, paper goods, and utensils. Members should bring a side dish or dessert to share.

You must be a current RBS or PBA member to sell or bid on items at the auction (but you can join that day). Auction items should arrive from 2-3 pm, we’ll eat at 3 pm, and the auction will begin about 3:30.  A minimum 20% from each sale is donated automatically to the club, but you keep the rest of the sales. Typically, members bring 3-5 items each to sell. If you have more than that, consider grouping them into lots.

As a reminder, this event will serve as our regular meeting for the month of May. There will be no meeting on May 28.