|Über uns||The intent of this page is to let people share in the art of bonsai and inform about the MN Bonsai Society. We hope you get to visit us!|
|Mission||To create and inspire participation and appreciation in the art of bonsai.|
MBS is a volunteer organization, and member participation is what has made us one of the biggest and best clubs in the country.
A one-year membership is $40 for one or more members of the same household. A renewal reminder will be sent near the end of your term. Your membership includes access to all MBS functions, activities, and the library. MBS members are assigned a member number, which will be sent to you on joining. The member number is used for identification purposes if you show trees at a public event or sell items at our auctions, so be sure to keep track of it. Your number also appears on your yearly dues reminder card.
For security reasons we do not publish a membership list. Should you have questions about the membership or need help finding your member number, ask the membership chairman or a board member (board contact information is listed on the website).
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (there is no meeting in January) at Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave., St. Paul. Our meetings are open to members, their guests, and visitors. The doors open at 6:30. Meetings start at 7:00 and generally last about 2 hours.
Programs during the year include auctions of bonsai material, demonstrations by professional bonsai artists, interactive workshops, and social events. Feel free to take pictures, question the speakers, and generally participate.
Our extensive library is available at the general meetings to members only. Not all materials are available at every meeting, so ask the librarian about books of particular interest to you. You may check out materials for one month. You will be asked to guarantee the book’s return with a credit card imprint or a signed check, which will be returned to you when you return the materials.
There are usually vendors at meetings selling soil, tools, pots, and sometimes trees. Come early or shop during the mid-meeting break. Pleas