Schedule OF EVENTS
Sunday, December 3, 2023
9am (setup), 10:30am (party)
This year the Party will be held from 9:00am until 12:30pm. Setup will begin at 9am, the party will start around 10:30am, and cleanup will start at 12:30pm. Please bring a salad, appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. There will also be an auction for bonsai-related items.
For more details, please refer to the email sent to all members.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
2pm - 6pm
Linda Paul's (Lafayette)
This will be a fun informal event! Bring trees or pots or anything bonsai related to swap or sell. There will be a freebie table where you can leave or take stuff. Bring a folding table (if you have one) and have multiple items. Its helpful to wear a name tag and bring cash for small stuff. If you don't have stuff to swap or sell, you can just come to socialize. Linda will have snacks and refreshments and will be offering pots/slabs at 50% off or trade. Everyone gets a free rock! Please RSVP to Linda via email if interested.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
8am - 12pm
Patrick Allen's Home
The Saturday workshop series continues at Patrick Allen’s home in Denver on August 26th. Please bring bonsai to work on, come see Patrick’s bonsai setup in an urban setting. He lives in a townhouse and has mastered the light requirements for various bonsai trees and has a unique overwintering in a limited space. Patrick will also talk with you how he prepares his pots and top dressing for the show. Talk bonsai with fellow enthusiasts and we will continue helping to refine bonsai in preparation for our annual show.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Sturm Auditorium DBG
Join us for a presentation by Henry Basile, the former "First Curator's Apprentice" at the National Bonsai Collection in Washington, DC.
Saturday, September 16, 2023
City of Takayama Park - 3700 North Cherry Creek Drive
Join us to help trim the bonsai trees and pull weeds in the rock garden. We'll probably be done by noonish (having more volunteers makes the task go faster! Please bring gloves, rakes, weed pullers if you have them.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
9am - 5pm
Dusty Kraft's Home
Dusty Kraft will be hosting an impromptu workday from 9am-5pm at his home in Eaton, CO. Please bring your own tree and supplies. Contact the RMBS board for the address.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Gates Hall DBG
Join us for a Panel Discussion on Challenges and Sharing Practices with Larry Jackel, Brian Adams, Darrell Whitley, and Samatha Holm. They will be
discussing challenges ranging from horticultural skills to bonsai design challenges, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn from their experience.
Saturday, July 15th
Paul Koenning's Home
Summer Workshop Series
The Saturday workshop series will continue at Paul Koenning's home in Aurora on July 15th. Bring bonsai to work on, come see his bonsai setup and landscaping, talk bonsai with fellow enthusiasts, and we will continue helping to refine bonsai in preparation for our annual show.
Saturday, May 27th, 9am-noon
We will continue our weekend workshop series with our next workshop hosted by Darell Havener. This is a great time to bring and work on your own trees while also socializing with fellow members. In addition, we will cover how to audit your own collection in search of a tree to show.
Saturday, April 15th, 10am-2pm
Bonsai Pavillion DBG
Tom Anglewicz will host the annual repotting workshop, free to RMBS members in good-standing. This is an opportunity to learn about correct procedures for repotting trees into bonsai containers. RSVP with Tom Anglewicz.
June 8th - 11th
Denver Botanic Gardens - York St
American Bonsai Society's annual Learning Seminars will be presented in partnership with Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society and Denver Botanic Gardens. Join us June 8-11 for this unique opportunity in the Denver area! Register for the event and find more information here!
Saturday, May 20th, 9am
City of Takayama Park, Denver
Park Maintenance Event
Please join us and Denver Takayama Sister City
Committee (DTSCC) volunteers for a semi-annual park maintenance. Parts of the maintenance includes “candling” of the five bonsai character trees. Trash cleanup and weeding is also
involved. Please bring gloves and a hat.
Water and refreshments will be provided by