Cape Fear Bonsai Society

of Wilmington, NC


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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 2016:



Aug. 2, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Presentations:  Tree specifics on Bucida spinose (spiny black olive) by Mary Recupero and basics of bonsai styling.


Sep. 7, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting (Wednesday just this month).  Presentations:  Accent plants (Kusamono) for bonsai display, basics of bonsai display and all about winter storage and care of bonsai in Wilmington. 


Oct. 4, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Basics of bonsai display.  Preparation for Bonsai Expo 2016 and CFBS display.

Oct. 8 - 9:  Bonsai Expo 2016, The NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC.  Cape Fear Bonsai Society participating.

Oct. 22, Sat., 9:00 AM-Noon:  Demonstration on styling Salix (Japanese willow) as a bonsai specimen by David Easterbrook, former curator of the Bonsai Collection at the arboretum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Pine Meeting Room, Northeast Branch, New Hanover Co. Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, in Wilmington.  The tree will be raffled at the end of the demonstration. (Location TBC)

Oct. 22, Sat. 1:00-4:00 PM:  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Participants will be styling Salix (Japanese willow) as a bonsai specimen with David Easterbrook instructing.  At Mary's house. 


Nov. 1, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Election of Officers for 2016 and Annual Club Auction of bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, pots, book and related material.  Auction is open to the public in the Auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum.


Dec. 6, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Annual Holiday Dinner.  Bring a covered dish and a bonsai decorated for the season to display.



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