Calendar

  • Saturday - Mar 17, 2018 @ 8:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Board Meeting, all members welcome WEBSITE >>
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens 909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA
    PLEASE NOTE:  8:00 am Board Meeting, all members are welcome.
  • Saturday - Mar 17, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens 909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA
    Bring a tree to work on whatever you want.
  • Saturday - Mar 17, 2018 @ 10:30am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bringing trees out of dormancy, Ron Heinen. Talk about pots and repotting demonstration, Formal display of Bonsai trees, Dave Lowman.
  • Sunday - Apr 15, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Todd Schlafer Workshop
    Magruder’s Bonsai Studio
    On Sunday, April 15, 2018, members of the Iowa Bonsai Association and, members of the Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association, We have the privilege of working with Bonsai artist, Todd Schlafer, at the Magruder’s Bonsai Studio. Cost for the workshop is $75.00. You can reserve a spot in the workshop by contacting Scott Allen at scott@vividpix.com.
  • Saturday - Apr 21, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Spring show at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens. WEBSITE >>
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens 909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA
    A chance to show and display quality trees to the general public. David Richmond will be organizing this Earth Day show.
  • Saturday - Apr 21, 2018 @ 10:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Earth day Celebration WEBSITE >>
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens 909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA
    Bring a tree to work on. Contact David Richmond for information.
  • Sunday - Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Earth Day Celabration WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bring a tree to work on. Contact David Richmond for information.
  • Saturday - May 12, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bring a tree to work on. We will work on  the Terrace weather permitting.
  • Saturday - May 12, 2018 @ 10:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Root over rock reveal, Larry Totton.
  • Saturday - Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:30am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    How to artificially age a tree, Dave Lowman.
  • Sunday - Jun 17, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Bjorn Bjorholm Workshop
    Magruder’s Bonsai Studio
    On Sunday, June 17, 2018, members of the Iowa Bonsai Association and, members of the Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association, We have the privilege of working with Bonsai artist, Bjorn Bjorholm, at the Magruder’s Bonsai Studio. Cost for the workshop is $100.00. You can reserve a spot in the workshop by contacting Scott Allen at scott@vividpix.com.
  • Saturday - Jun 30, 2018 @ 1:00am
    Deadline for Iowa State Fair WEBSITE >>
    The Iowa State Fair
    PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for Iowa State Fair Bonsai Show applications.
  • Monday - Jul 16, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    (Work on the Terrace weather permitting). - Bring a tree to work on whatever you want.
  • Saturday - Jul 21, 2018 @ 8:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Board Meeting, all members welcome WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    PLEASE NOTE:  8:00 am Board Meeting, all members welcome.
  • Saturday - Jul 21, 2018 @ 9:59am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bring a tree to work on whatever you want.
  • Saturday - Jul 21, 2018 @ 10:30am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Mugo pine techniques and trimming discussion, Nenad Tatalovic, Formal bonsai display discussion, Ron Heinen.
  • Saturday - Aug 11, 2018 @ 8:00am
    Demonstration with Bonsai artist, Todd Schlafer WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    On Saturday, August 11, 2018, members of the Iowa Bonsai Association and, members of the Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association, We have the privilege of taking part in a demonstration with Bonsai artist, Todd Schlafer, at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

    Demo's at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - Todd Schlafer Members only discussion and tree selection for demo’s 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Sunday - Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa State Fair Bonsai Show WEBSITE >>
    Iowa State Fair Grounds
    Dave Richmond will be organizing contact for the State Fair Show.

    Todd Schlafer will be doing the State Fair Judging this year.
  • Saturday - Aug 18, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bring a tree to work on whatever you want.
  • Saturday - Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:30am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Round table discussion on watering and fertilization. Be prepared to share your experience with watering and fertilization.
  • Saturday - Sep 15, 2018 @ 10:30am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    TBA
  • Saturday - Oct 6, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Reiman Gardens Bonsai show and sale WEBSITE >>
    Reimen Gardens in Ames,
  • Sunday - Oct 7, 2018 @ 9:00am
    2018 Fall Show WEBSITE >>
    Reimen Gardens in Ames, Iowa
    The IBA Fall show will be held on October6 and 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both days.  The Iowa Bonsai Association Fall Show at Reimen Gardens in Ames, Iowa is always a great show.
  • Sunday - Oct 7, 2018 @ 1:00pm
    Iowa Bonsai Association Board Meeting, all members welcome WEBSITE >>
    Reimen Gardens in Ames,
    1:00 PM Board Meeting: all members welcome.
  • Sunday - Oct 21, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bring a tree to work on whatever you want.
  • Sunday - Oct 21, 2018 @ 10:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Round table discussion on overwintering trees. Please e-mail photos of your winterization sites as well as your summer tree locations to Ron Heinen.
  • Sunday - Oct 21, 2018 @ 10:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Presentations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Round table discussion on overwintering trees. Please e-mail photos of your winterization sites as well as your summer tree locations to Ron Heinen.
  • Sunday - Nov 18, 2018 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Dinner and Auction. WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Donations for auction items are accepted all year at IBA club meetings. Contact any Board of Director for more information.