The Brookside Bonsai Society.

Renowned Bonsai Master Roy Nagatoshi shares some wisdom at a recent BBS meeting.Image: Shirley Schwarz.

The Brookside Bonsai Society is a PBA club conviently located to residents of suburban Maryland and Washington, D.C. The club meets every second week of the month on Thursday evenings (except January and August,) from 7:30 pm until about 9:00 or 9:30 pm (please check calendar for confirmed dates and times). Other activities are planned for BBS members throughout the year. Please refer to the BBS Calendar for more information.

Our membership is a diverse group. Some have practiced the art of bonsai for years while others are novices. Together they share a common desire to expand their knowledge and skill in bonsai. The club offers many opportunities to do so. Our meetings are informal with opportunities for question and answer. Many meetings are themed around specific topics whereby members can perform related work on material from their collections. Meeting topics are often presented by a guest speaker. Subject matter varies and includes such topics as how to create the best soil mix for bonsai trees, how to select the appropriate pot, maintenance of bonsai tools, pruning bonsai etc. Other highlights throughout the year include visits to club member collections, tree auctions, collecting trips, and workshops. Feel free to come and check one out if you are interested. If you decide to join, you will receive a monthly newsletter which will be emailed to you.

As with all PBA clubs, BBS members are permitted and encouraged to attend the meetings of other PBA member clubs. Likewise, BBS welcomes all PBA members to visit and participate in their mettings.

When and Where...

BBS Events.

Check out upcoming events scheduled for members of the Brookside Bonsai Society.

BBS Meeting Location

7901 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

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Download last month's newsletter.

Membership Application

Download our membership application.

BBS Officers

  • President:
    Dave Lord
  • Treasurer:
    Karl Steinkraus
  • Librarian:
    Dave Rosenbaum
  • Club Directors:
    Jim Hughes
    Julie Pascu
    Pierre Ruffieux
    Sean Coleman

What are you waiting for?

To Join the Brookside Bonsai Society download and submit our membership application.

For more information on BBS contact Jim Hughes (Click here to email Jim).