Indianapolis Bonsai Club

2017 Calendar of Events


Bonsai in The USA - A presentation of the changing trends of trees, stands, pots and accents in the USA.


Bonsai Pottery -  An AV presentation on bonsai pottery by Mike Theideman.


Maple fusion techniques with Doug Phillips


Bonsai Workshop -  Root Over Rock Bonsai

We'll be using ficus or maple trees for this project.  There will be a modest fee associated with this workshop.  You must be a IBC member to participate in this workshop.


For this meeting, we will have a presentation on preparing bonsai for show by IBC member Neil Dellinger.


First, we'll have a presentation by Ron Fraley on his experiments with soil temperatures in varying colors of pots.

Workshop -  Moss Ball Kusamono.  During this workshop IBC members will have the chance to create a moss ball kusamono.  There will be a small material fee for this project.  You must be a current IBC member to partipate in this workshop.


On site preview of MABA 2017 Convention.  We'll also be making last minute preparations for the MABA 2017 Convention, which take place July 7 & 8.  This meeting will take place at the Clarion Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center.


This month, we'll be having a demo/lecture presented by the judge of the Indiana State Fair Bonsai Show.


Annual Club Auction - IBC members can bring "any bonsai related" item to be auctioned.  20% of the proceeds go to the club.  There will be no business conducted or presentions held during this meeting.  You must be a paid member of the Indianapolis Bonsai Club to participate in this event.


Tropical Bonsai Workshop.  BYOT or trees will be available for purchase.


Dueling Demos -  For this presentation club members will be able to see artists styling and conducting late fall care procedures for several different kinds of bonsai trees.


Annual Holiday Party - No regular meeting.  We'll have our annual dinner, which includes the holiday raffle, volunteer raffle, and dead tree award.

2017 Special Events


Garfield Park Spring Bonsai Show

June 3 & 4

MABA 2017 Convention

July 7 & 8

Indiana State Fair Bonsai Show

Dates: August 4 - 12, 2017