Boise Bonsai Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating our members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai in the Treasure Valley, since 1996.

2023 Calendar of Events to Come

- Events are moved from this page to the Historical Calendar-of-Events Page as they come to pass

BBS Monthly Meeting & Workshop: Deciduous
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023; 10am-2pm
Location: Franz Witte
Description: Workshop: Deciduous Tree Work: Focus on 'POCD' (Partial Outer Canopy Defoliation), Defoliation, Pruning, Styling work (BYOT). Nursery walk-through @ Franz. Members, bring deciduous trees needing work!
Convention Opportunity: ABS Convention in Denver!
Date/Time: Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11, 2023
Location: Denver, Colorado
Description: American Bonsai Society (ABS) 2023 Convention.

American Bonsai Society Website Link - Click here to go to their public site for more information and to register!
BBS Bonsai Crawl!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023; 9am-5pm
Location: Starting Location TBD (8 tentative locations)
Description: BBS Members Only Event: Bonsai Crawl! - Please join us for this fantastic learning experience, visiting growing locations offered and hosted by our members - learn how it CAN be done in our extreme-temp/high-desert climate!

BBS Monthly Meeting & Workshop: Summer Pine & Juniper Work
Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 2023; 10am-2pm
Location: Franz Witte
Description: BBS Workshop: Summer Work on Pine & Juniper Focus - BYOT!
Nursery walk-through @ Franz. Members, bring any Pine and/or Juniper trees needing work!

BBS Japan Day Festival (Tentative, pending IJA board approval)
Date/Time: Saturday, August 26, 2023; 10am-5pm
Location: Franz Witte
Description: Japan Day Festival @ Franz! BBS Bonsai display in the garden; food trucks; art vendors; fish vendors; Japanese Association demos; Drummers; Bonsai horticulture demos; Kusamono (companion plant) class; Kokedama (moss ball) class.

BBS & IWGKS: 28th Annual Bonsai & Koi Show at Edwards Greenhouse
Show Move-In: Saturday, September 16, 2023; 8:00am (trees!)
Public Show: Saturday, September 16, 2023; 9:00am-4:00pm
Breakdown: Saturday, September 16, 2023; 4:00pm
Location: Edwards Greenhouse
Annual Bonsai & Koi Show, hosted by Edwards Greenhouse for 2nd year. Please prep and bring your trees for show and enjoy good company and demos. Please share this event & location with your friends! There is no fee to attend, so invite any and all friends who are interested in Japanese culture. Move-in will be at 8; please be right on time, as it really does take the full hour to get everyone's trees to look good together, and coming late to setup often requires reworking setup that has already been completed. Trees will be on display 9 until 4, and then tear-down happens immediately after the show closes.

Community Event Support/Workshop: Juniper Bonsai 101 Class
Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2023; 10am-2pm
Location: Franz Witte
Description: Franz Witte Community Workshop: "Juniper Bonsai 101" Class/workshop.
Jon will bring: Assistance for needed education, a few styled trees for display & to show what finished products look like, bagged soil for sale, chopsticks for demo.
Franz Witte will provide: Pottery, Procumbens Junipers, Wire, Scissors.
BBS Annual Auction!
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2023; 11am-2pm
Location: Member's Home; Details will be emailed out to all members. If more information is needed, please call the number on our Contact page. Thank you!
Combined 'Annual Picnic & Auction!' - Main dish and drinks will be provided by the BBS; please bring your own chair(s), anything Bonsai-related to contribute to the auction, a side-dish or dessert to share with others (potluck style), & spending $! Will be a fun time for all!
11:00 am: Auction Begins

BBS Holiday Party
Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 2023; Time TBD
Location: Member Home.
Subject: Holiday Party!
Description: This is our annual Member Holiday Party; a potluck with hors d'oeuvres, fun, & games!

Tentative Items Planned, but not yet firmly scheduled:
April: BBS - Juniper Whip Workshop
July: Concrete Pot Creation
July-Sept: Suiseki Trip
Specific Skill Workshops: Wiring, Repotting. POCD (Partial Outer Canopy Defoliation)

End of CY2023 Calendar of Events
Note: Our next Annual Planning Meeting will be held in JAN 2023, where the next Calendar Year of events will be reviewed.