Bonsai Themed Stamps are out

In celebration of the 40th year of CBS, the US post office has issued official bonsai letter stamps.  OK, they probably didn’t do it because of us, but the stamps are now available at your local post office. 

Wed, 02/08/2012

Nancy Green first president passes away

 GREEN Nancy Green, age 73, of Upper Arlington, died on November 19, 2011 at her home. She was a 1955 honors gradate of Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She did her undergraduate work at Duke University where she majored in English, minored in Education and Public Speaking, and graduated in 1959 with her B.A. degree. While at Duke, she was a member and three-time officer of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a Freshman Advisory Counselor, and a member of many campus organizations.

Fri, 12/02/2011

Seeking ideas for our 40th Year

The Board is always seeking ideas for what would interest people at monthly meetings, but we especially want to make this a banner year as we celebrate our 40th anniversary in February. Currently we have Frank Mihalic coming back in March to work on the club taxus for a demo, and Andy Smith of Golden Arrow bonsai coming in April to work on collected trees with us. However, we always need ideas for meetings, and if you are interested in moderating any particular topic that is a bonus for us.

Tue, 10/11/2011

2011 CBS Show Photos Now Online!

 2011 Columbus Bonsai Society Show Photos

Check out the gallery!

Sun, 09/04/2011

Looking for new Bonsai Show venue for 2012!

 Due to the demolition of our previous show location (Mannerchoir in German Village), we are looking for a new venue to host our show.  Check out our Galleries section to see previous show photos.  We would like an indoor facility with adequate lighting and parking and free admission for visitors of the show.

Please email us at if you have some place in mind.

Wed, 08/24/2011

Keith Scott, Bonsai Icon, Passes Away

Keith Scott owned a bonsai nursery in Chagrin Falls in the 1960's and 70's before becoming the curator of the bonsai collection at Phipps Conservatory.  The Columbus Bonsai Society Club logo tree came from his nursery.  Dawes Arboretum has a Scotts pine that also came from his nursery at the same time.  Keith has an smooth bark elm tree in the National Arboretum (pictured).  Keith was a frequent teacher to our club and many others including Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Akron-Canton.  

Tue, 05/10/2011

CBS Bylaws/Constitution

Constitution and Bylaws ratified and filed with the state of Ohio February 2011

Mon, 01/10/2011

2010 Columbus Bonsai Society Show Photos

Check out the photos from the 2010 Columbus Bonsai Society Show at Maennerchor in German Village.

Thu, 09/16/2010

Columbus Bonsai Society Show is moving to serve you better

ANNUAL BONSAI CLUB SHOW TO EXPLORE NEW VENUE Thirty-Seventh edition of yearly exhibition will highlight Asian art in a European setting.
Wed, 07/07/2010

2010 Dawe's Arboretum Ohio Regional Bonsai Show Photos

Photos of the 2010 Dawe's Arboretum Ohio Regional Bonsai Show are up in our Galleries section.

Sun, 06/13/2010