Events

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.

 

Nov
7
Wed
RBS at Maymont Garden Glow @ Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maymont Garden Glow

RBS will have a special presence at Maymont’s fall event, Maymont Garden Glow. The Japanese Garden will be lit for the season and there will be tours led from the Nature Center each evening. The event runs from October 27 thru November 11; each evening from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  There are two ways RBS will have a presence there.  We will have a static display of 2-3 trees in the main entry room of the Nature Center along with information about the Society.  Two, we will do simple bonsai demo/talks on three evenings; Oct. 28, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM and 8:30 PM each of those evenings.

We will be discussing this event in detail at our October meeting.

Nov
8
Thu
RBS at Maymont Garden Glow @ Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maymont Garden Glow

RBS will have a special presence at Maymont’s fall event, Maymont Garden Glow. The Japanese Garden will be lit for the season and there will be tours led from the Nature Center each evening. The event runs from October 27 thru November 11; each evening from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  There are two ways RBS will have a presence there.  We will have a static display of 2-3 trees in the main entry room of the Nature Center along with information about the Society.  Two, we will do simple bonsai demo/talks on three evenings; Oct. 28, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM and 8:30 PM each of those evenings.

We will be discussing this event in detail at our October meeting.

Nov
9
Fri
RBS at Maymont Garden Glow @ Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maymont Garden Glow

RBS will have a special presence at Maymont’s fall event, Maymont Garden Glow. The Japanese Garden will be lit for the season and there will be tours led from the Nature Center each evening. The event runs from October 27 thru November 11; each evening from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  There are two ways RBS will have a presence there.  We will have a static display of 2-3 trees in the main entry room of the Nature Center along with information about the Society.  Two, we will do simple bonsai demo/talks on three evenings; Oct. 28, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM and 8:30 PM each of those evenings.

We will be discussing this event in detail at our October meeting.

Nov
10
Sat
RBS at Maymont Garden Glow @ Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maymont Garden Glow

RBS will have a special presence at Maymont’s fall event, Maymont Garden Glow. The Japanese Garden will be lit for the season and there will be tours led from the Nature Center each evening. The event runs from October 27 thru November 11; each evening from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  There are two ways RBS will have a presence there.  We will have a static display of 2-3 trees in the main entry room of the Nature Center along with information about the Society.  Two, we will do simple bonsai demo/talks on three evenings; Oct. 28, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM and 8:30 PM each of those evenings.

We will be discussing this event in detail at our October meeting.

Nov
11
Sun
RBS at Maymont Garden Glow @ Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maymont Garden Glow

RBS will have a special presence at Maymont’s fall event, Maymont Garden Glow. The Japanese Garden will be lit for the season and there will be tours led from the Nature Center each evening. The event runs from October 27 thru November 11; each evening from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  There are two ways RBS will have a presence there.  We will have a static display of 2-3 trees in the main entry room of the Nature Center along with information about the Society.  Two, we will do simple bonsai demo/talks on three evenings; Oct. 28, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 at 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM and 8:30 PM each of those evenings.

We will be discussing this event in detail at our October meeting.

Nov
26
Mon
Regular November Meeting- Pines @ St. Mary's Woods
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn all about caring and developing pines. Remember that between 6 and 7, before the club meeting, you can bring in any of your bonsai for assistance.This meeting will take place in the Community Room of St. Mary’s Woods at 7 pm. If you have trees that you want help or advice on, please come about 6:00.

Jan
28
Mon
January Meeting @ St. Mary's Woods, Community Room
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our regular meeting will begin at 7 pm in the Community Room of St. Mary’s Woods Retirement Community. This month, being a winter meeting, we will be exploring soils and pots. Feel free to bring in samples and examples, your favorite pot, or a difficult pot. If you need help with a tree, please come early.

Feb
25
Mon
Ongoing 2019 Bonsai Basics Class @ St. Mary's Woods Retirement Center
Feb 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Ongoing 2019 Bonsai Basics Class

RBS is offering a new Bonsai Basics class to members using junipers in winter/spring 2019. For those that want to expand their bonsai skills or refresh their skills, this is the class for you. The class will be taught by Dave Barker and will be comprised of three monthly sessions covering the basics of styling a tree, cleaning a tree, use of bonsai tools, pruning, wiring, soil, pots, repotting, and bonsai horticulture.

The class will run 40 minutes, from 6:15 to 6:55, composed of 20 minutes of lecture/discussion and 20 minutes of practical application – working on your tree. The first session will expose the nebari, find the front of the tree, and do basic cleaning of the tree. The second session will involve pruning the tree to shape and style, and wiring the trunk and main branches in place. In the third session, the tree will be root pruned, wired securely in a pot and finished. In addition, basic care to keep the bonsai healthy and growing will be discussed.

The cost of the basics class is for materials: $25 for a 1 gallon juniper, pot, and scissors; $10 for scissors only; and free to members supplying their own juniper and scissors. Wire, pot, and bonsai soil will be provided. The class is limited to 15 members, with 7 slots remaining after signups at the January meeting. All members can be silent observers. To secure your place in the class, email Dave Barker at dtbarker_sd@yahoo.com or come at 6 pm to the February meeting if spots remain. Payment can be made via paypal anytime or by cash or check at the February class.

RBS is also planning a summer class in June, July, and August as well using a tropical tree (ficus or serissa). More information on the summer bonsai basics class will be in a future newsletter.

February Meeting @ St. Mary's Woods Retirement Home
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our February Regular Meeting will about Fused Trunks for Bonsai.
This meeting will take place in the Community Room of St. Mary’s Woods. If you have fused trunks, please bring them in to show and discuss.

Mar
16
Sat
Bonsai Beginner Workshop with Outdoor Tree. @ The Great Big Green House
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Richmond Bonsai Society Beginner Bonsai Workshop with Outdoor Tree

March 16, 2019, 10:00 A.M. and ending by 12:30 P.M.

Our workshop is officially FULL. We will start a waiting list in case anyone drops out. However, everyone is invited to come and watch. You will learn the same skills and likely be able to do the workshop content on your own afterwards. To get on the waiting list, please email us at info@richmondbonasisociety.org.

Come join the members of the Richmond Bonsai Society and learn about the art and science of growing and training bonsai (bone–sigh) trees. You will learn how bonsai are developed, the types of trees suitable and you will create you own bonsai to take home and enjoy. Plants and pots and other materials are provided. Come, learn and have fun!! (Price includes 2019 RBS membership, a $25 value)

Great Big Greenhouse, Huguenot Village Shopping Center, 2051 Huguenot Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235-4305

Workshop Fee is $35.00 paid in advance

INTERESTED?: Send an email expressing your interest to richmondbonsaisociety@yahoo.com by

Our workshop is officially FULL. We will start a waiting list in case anyone drops out. However, everyone is invited to come and watch. You will learn the same skills and likely be able to do the workshop content on your own afterwards. To get on the waiting list, please email us at info@richmondbonasisociety.org.