2024 Monthly Meeting Schedule
The Living Art Bonsai Society meets on the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM.
The meeting is followed by a work session till 5:00 PM.

We are currently meeting in the Gymnasium at Kids Kount Daycare
at 23631 AL Hwy 24. Trinity, AL

Everyone is welcome!

Following the short business session and adjournment of the formal meeting, bonsai work sessions
(bring a tree of your own to work on, or to discuss with other members) are held every meeting,
alternating with presentations on bonsai-related topics.

  • 2024 Meeting Programs and Activities




    Mar 8 Madison County Extension office 819 Cook Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801 – Workshop with John Eads of Left Coast Bonsai – cost is $65 per person for a 4 hour session–FULL
  • Mar 16  Growing new trees from Cuttings – Tom Gately
  • Mar 23 Workshop with John Walker of Walking Tree Bonsai Monte Sano Methodist Church 601 Monte Sano Blvd SE, Huntsville, AL 35801 – Cost is $35 per person


Apr 20th – Lee and Carol are going to present on Azaleas
Afterwards, Phil will be available to discuss repotting.

May 4th – Tour of Aldridge Gardens Collection in Hoover on Saturday May 4 at 10 AM. Address is 3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216.  John Walker will give us the tour and talk about the trees. These trees are spectacular, some have been shown at the Kokufu in Japan. Expect an hour–the garden is very nice and admission is free. Meet at the Aldridge House in the missile of the garden (it is where the restrooms and gift shop are–just follow the path from the parking lot) There is no fee for this and we encourage people to bring family members or friends who may be interested in bonsai  https://aldridgegardens.com/nature/meyer-bonsai-terrace.html.

  • May 5th – Sunday is the Japanese Festival, Monte Sano State Park. People should tell Tom Gately if they are interested.
  • May 18th – we will have our regular meeting. Focus is on preparing trees for the show. Open discussion.


LABS Spring Show at Bennett Nursery
7002 Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL 
Friday May 31 Show Set Up – Time 3 pm – 5 pm
Saturday June 1st – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday June 2nd – Noon to 4 pm

Jun 15th – “Defoliation” – Dennis Coad


Jul 20th – “My Favorite Tree” presentation by TBD


Aug 17th – “Principles of Design and Creating movement” – Tom Pendergrass


Sep 21th – “Work Session My favorite tree” presentation by TBD


Oct 16th – Japanese Festival at Monte Sano Park

     Oct 12-13th – Workshop with Shannon Salyer of Kusa Farms Bonsai. 
Free presentation on creating kusamono. 
Kusamono workshop $30, Shohin workshop $55

Oct 19th – “Growing Hornbeams” – Phil Terry


Nov 16th – Election of Officers – My favorite tree presentation by TBD


No Meeting


Bonsai Work Sessions are held 
They do not allow clubs to meet in their facilities after business hours.
We are currently meeting in the Gymnasium at Kids Kount Daycare
at 23631 AL Hwy 24. Trinity, AL

Everyone is welcome!