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Upcoming Event Highlights

* Monthly Club Meeting  Meets Every 2nd Wednesday of each month.

**April 9th, 2014
Club Meeting:
 Photography Improvements with Joey McCoy, John Muller & Lizzie Chen
7:00pm social hour program starts at 7:30 to 9:30pm

* Monthly Member's Workshop Meets Every 3rd Tuesday of each month

**April 15th, 2014 
Member Workshop:
Bring Your Own Project
 7:30 pm - 9:00pm

All these meetings take place at Zilker Gardens

Please review the Calendar for a full listing of each meeting and member's workshop for the topic of that month.

Special Handouts for Tool Sharpening Download Here:
*Tool Care
*Sharpening Stones
*Kathy Shaner Tool List

 Visitors  Welcome!!
Current Newsletter
April 2014
(click button below)

A Living Art Form

     Bonsai is a living art form, with each plant constantly changing under the hand of the artist. It is a painting never quite finished. In fact, it is a painting which can never be finished. Bonsai also change with the seasons, with each plant having its own unique attractiveness during each season. Miniature maples, tiny elms, delicate pines and junipers reflect both the seasons and the climates where they grow. Under our eyes, and in miniature form, we are privileged to watch the budding and leafing out of spring, followed by the flowers and fruit of summer, and the stark, yet beautiful, effect of bare branches against the winter sky.

     Bonsai is an exciting adventure which cannot be adequately described to those who have not experienced it personally. Miniature trees and landscapes, carefully nurtured in the seemingly too small containers, return to us much more than they exact in the cost of creating and maintaining these plants, which soon become our “children.” Bonsai is an adventure in which you can participate with us.

     The Austin Bonsai Society wants you and welcomes you!

Upcoming Events

LSBF Texas State Bonsai Convention 2014

Sponsored by The Houston Bonsai Society
April 10-13, 2014

Marriott Houston Westchase
2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston TX 77042

see Texas State Convention link on the left for more information


Austin Bonsai Society Annual Show & Sale

May 17-18th, 2014

10am to 5pm

Zilker Gardens, Austin

Representing Member's Personal Trees in a

Spectacular Display

Everybody Welcome!  Event Free

after Zilker Garden entry fee



**LSBF Texas State Bonsai Convention 2013**

Sponsored by The Austin Bonsai Society & 
The San Antonio Bonsai Society
April 11-14, 2013
New Braunfels Convention Center, New Braunfels, TX


Convention Photos Now Available: click on Texas State Convention to the left

Austin Bonsai Annual Show Event

May 18th - 19th, 2013
10AM - 5PM

Zilker Garden Club House
Austin, Texas

Spectacular Display of Member's Bonsai

Vendors with bonsai trees & supplies for sale
Demonstrations & raffles
free admission to event
parking fee for Zilker

Highlights of this year's show can be located on the 
Annual Show Page.  Includes links
to pictures, a video and special 3D pictures
submitted by a member