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Milwaukee Bonsai Society sponsors a number of services for its members. First on this list is the monthly general membership meetings. Classes and Workshops are sponsored to provide hands on study. Along with these events MBS sponsors Exhibits and Shows. For a complete look at our schedule check out the Schedule

Our meetings are held at:

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, Wisconsin

For a map check the county maps at http://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cntyParks/maps/Whitnall1.pdf

And please remember to Renew Membership

No Meeting in December

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  • Monthly Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Exhibits and Shows
  • Classes
  • Area Events

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are open to the public and are ususaly held the first Tuesday of the month (check below for schedule) at 6:30 PM at Boerner Botanical Garden.

Want to learn more or have questions about our MBS Meetings?

When Details

Introduce and understand Bamboo with Leo Schordje.
Learn about bamboo, how to keep them, contain them and even make them into bonsai. Leo will also keep us up to date on Michegan State findings on Fertilizing for container growth.


Open workshops are free for members. Artist workshops are by reservation. Most workshops are held at Boerner Botanical Garden

When Details

Open Workshop – Tropical Check-up
Bring you tropical tree in for a check-up. See the November Newsletter for more details and information about care in bringing it in during cold weather. Everyone is welcome

Exhibits and Shows

Exhibits are open to the public and are held at Boerner Botanical Garden unless noted.

When Details

Silhouette Exhibit 1 day - at the Domes View bonsai in the ‘raw’, that is, without the dressing of buds, leaves and flowers. Winter Silhouette Flyer,


Spring Silhouette Show at Lynden Sculpture Garden Only deciduous trees will be featured in this event. Spring Silhouette Display Flyer


Michigan All-State Bonsai Show 2 days in Grand Rapids


Chicago Botanical Garden Spring Show 2 days in Chicago


Wauwatosa Garden Tour with Bonsai Exhibit and Fundraiser in Wauwatosa 1 day


State Fair Show - Daily through 8-10-2014 at State Fair Horticulture Building


Chicago Botanical Garden August Show 3 days in Chicago


MBS presents 3 day MBS Logo 44th Annual Exhibit with Colin Lewis -- An exhibit of the best trees of our members... along with trees in training.


Folk Fair Exhibit 3 days at State Fait Exhibition Hall Folk Fair Flyer


Classes start up each spring and several visiting artists arrive in Milwaukee to present new design ideas and techniques as well traditional bonsai style and techniques. Classes are for registered participants only.

Novice Classes 2014
March 23
April 13
May 11
Intermediate Classes 2014
April 13
June 26
July 12
Oct 19
Advance Classes Year 1 with Peter Tea
May 3
June 28
Nov 8

Area Events

Meijer logo Meijer - Michigan All-State Bonsai Show


Midwest Bonsai Logo Midwest Bonsai Society - Chicago Spring Show


MBS Cook Out watch for details


Midwest Bonsai Logo Midwest Bonsai Society - Chicago August Show


MBS Logo MBS Annual Exhibit 19-21 September - Milwaukee Bonsai Society 44th Annual Exhibit



Consider joining your best choice for bonsai fun, education, and community service, Join MBS, and let the fun begin.

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Leo Bamboo talk


3 members watching Leo Bamboo talk


June Kelly


Colin Demo


Tea Critique


Board at LSG


Novice Class 2014


Spring Show


Suthin Workshop


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