Welcome to the Somerset Bonsai Society

Next Meeting



12 April 2023

7:30 - 10:00 pm


We are a very friendly bunch of people with one major interest in common, an enthusiastic love of Bonsai. Whether you are a beginner setting out along the pathway that is Bonsai or already have some years of cultivating your trees behind you do get in touch, or just simply come along to a meeting and see what goes on.

Further details of membership are in the Join Us section.





Club Programme



Tree of Month

April - 12th Workshop - Problem Trees
Do you need help with a tree that should be great but isn't? Work on it tonight with help and advice from your bonsai buddies.
Spring Tree
May - 6th - 7th South West Bonsai Show - RHS Rosemoor Details here
May - 10th Talk - Taking your trees to the next level - what can you do to make your bonsai stand out? Simple tips and techniques. Spring Colour
27th - 29th May - Club Show at Willowbrook Garden Centre.
June 14th Critique with Adrian and friends.
Bring along trees for advice on styling and future development.
President's Challenge
A Bonsai on three levels
July - 12th Workshop - Summer styling.
What to do with all that growth on deciduous trees.
Summer growth
August - 9th Guest speaker of Caroline ‘Caz’ Scott from Hexham in Northumberland. She will give a pine and juniper critique being one of the top international speakers around and clearly a speaker not to be missed Pine and Juniper
September - 13th Autumn Workshop
Now is the time to tidy up your trees before winter arrives and make the most of all that summer growth
Shohin or Smaller
October - 11th Critique with Adrian and friends.
Bring along trees for advice on styling and future development.
Autumn Colour
November - 8th Pot Night
We will be discussing Pot and Tree combinations.
What works and why.
Bring along some trees and pots
Tree & Pot combinations
If anyone has any pots they wish to sell, now would be a good time to bring them along.
December - 14th A G M With a bring and share supper - No ToM





Why not come along and join our friendly club. You will be sure of a warm welcome and a cup of tea. So that you may try the club without a yearly commitment you can join in as a visitor FREE on the first occasion and paying just £4.00 per evening which includes tea or coffee and a biscuit on any later visits.

Currently the annual membership fee is £20.00 and attendance is £3.00 per evening.

Junior members (under 18 years old on the second Wednesday in January) will not be required to pay the annual subscription for that year and Junior members would be asked to pay a reduced attendance fee of £2 per meeting.

Raffle tickets are sold each month for a yearly draw for a tree.

So what are you waiting for?   Either send an email via the 'Contact Us' section below, or just simply come along. We enjoy meeting fellow enthusiasts, beginners, anyone who thinks they may like bonsai; or just join for the fun of it – and get involved!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Meeting Reports

Please click either Report or Critique in the appropriate month to view document.

Bonsai Groups

Useful Links

The green text below will link to further information.

Contact Us

Somerset Bonsai Society

When we can, we meet at Bishop Henderson C of E Primary School, Henderson Cl, Taunton TA1 4TU




01458 210796 - Please ask for Michael