Cape Fear Bonsai Society
The Cape Fear Bonsai Society (CFBS), organized in 2001, is a group of men and women who meet monthly to study and practice the art of Bonsai.
The club has an active program of training through workshops, guest speakers and a sharing of collective Bonsai expertise. Membership is open to both the novice and the more experienced practitioner of Bonsai.
You are invited to come on by, bring a tree to work on and get some dirt under your fingernails!
Where: New Hanover County Arboretum Auditorium
6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
When: 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 -9:00 PM
Contact: Send an email to the Club
CFBS Calendar for 2017:
Feb 7, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Advanced topic: Pot up a raft-style Shimpaku forest, Basic topic: Repotting. Additional activity: Tree-of-the-Month Drawing.
Mar 3, Saturday, Meeting and Workshop with Julian Adams (location TBC)
9:00 AM-Noon -- Brief meeting followed by a demonstration by Julian Adams of Adams Bonsai in Lynchburg, VA.
Julian will style 2 rees, a cotoneaster and a black pine seedling, as bonsai specimens. Julian will also discuss
the topic of fertilizing bonsai. The workshop is free and open to the public.
1:30-4:30 PM -- Workshop with Julian Adams, Cotoneaster, CFBS members only (location TBC)
April 8, Saturday, Meeting and Workshop with Arthur Joura (Main Tent -- Azalea Festival, Downtown)
9:00-Noon -- Brief meeting followed by a demonstration by Arthur Joura, Curator of the Bonsai Collection at
The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Arthur will style an azalea as a bonsai specimen. The workshop
is free and open to the public.
1:30-4:30 -- Workshop with Arthur Joura, Azalea, CFBS members only (location TBC)
May 1, Monday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting.
Advanced topic: IMP (Disease and pest control) (Speaker TBC) and Basic topic: Prep a tree for show
and bonsai display. Additional:
May 5 Friday, 4:00-9:00PM -- Set-up for show
May 6, Saturday, 9:00AM-4:00PM
CFBS Annual Bonsai Show, New Hanover County Arboretum Auditorium, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
May 27, Saturday, Demonstration and Workshop with Owen Reich (artist/material/location TBC)
9:00-Noon -- demonstration by Owen Reich. The workshop is free and open to the public.
1:30-4:30 -- Workshop with Owen Reich. CFBS members only (location TBC)
Jun 6, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Advanced topic: Planting a maple forest demonstration by Dorice Nelson and Patti Mason. The forest will be
raffled at the end of the demonstration. Basic topic: Watering and caring for bonsai in the summer heat in
Jul 5, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Dinner at the Felix Care (TBC). Advanced topic:
Competition on styling trees. Basic topic:
Aug 1, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Advanced topic: Slide show of 2017 World Bonsai Show in Japan by Bob Pruski. Basic topic: Styling
Sep 6, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Advanced topic: Select trees and assemble CFBS display for Bonsai Expo. Basic topic: Winter care and
storage of bonsai in coastal Carolina
Oct – No Meeting
Oct 14-15 – Bonsai Expo
The North Carolina Arboretum Asheville, CFBS participating
Nov 7, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Election of officers for 2018; Annual CFBS Auction of bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, tools, books, etc.
Dec 5, Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 PM, Meeting
Annual Holiday Dinner – Bring a bonsai decorated for the Season
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