MV Bonsai Club
Monthly meetings are typically held on the second Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica
10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501
Our next meeting:
Saturday, October 8, 1-3 p.m.
Pre-Bonsai search party at
D’Alessandro’s Landscape Nursery
1346 Higby Road, Frankfort, NY. Located about 5 miles from the U-U Church in a beautiful country setting high above the Mohawk Valley, just east of Albany Street (aka Albany Road). Their phone is 315/738-0434.
PLEASE NOTE – payment with cash or checks only – no cards accepted.
The club show July 2 & 3 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute was a big success!
Thank you to everyone who contributed. We welcomed 684 visitors!!
June 11 – Thank you Mark Arpag for a wonderful shohin demonstration and workshop!
The image below is from the Gafu-ten shohin exhibition which was held in Kyoto in January 2016.
(Below) January 2016; Chojubai (flowering quince) displayed in tokonoma at Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en bonsai museum in Tokyo.
(Below) January 2016; flowering Ume (Japanese apricot) displayed in tokonoma at Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en bonsai museum in Tokyo.
Wonderful March workshop on Clump Style (kabudachi or kabubuki) Bonsai, almost all of our members were in attendence.
For follow-up care, be sure to check out this information on European beech, Fagus sylvatica:
The example below is a Jaboticaba from the Pacific Rim collection (now located at the Pacific Bonsai Museum). Photo taken in June 2014.
The Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club was formed in 2005 in order to bring together people in the greater Utica area who have an interest in bonsai. By associating with each other, sharing knowledge, experiences and having fun while learning about this ancient oriental art form, we all grow together. The group first met in a park in July 2005 and has grown to include newcomers to the hobby as well as those with 20+ years of experience!
"The object is not to make the tree look like a bonsai, but to make a bonsai look like a tree." — John Naka