Massachusetts/New England Bonsai Clubs

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Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to fall. As I continue to delve further into this wonderful hobby I've found myself wondering how I can go about meeting folks to learn from. My buddy is outside Portland, OR and there seems to be a pretty vibrant community, I'm hoping to find something similar out here on the East coast. Does anyone know of meetups/club meetings in the Eastern MA area?
 

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hey. im in dartmouth/westport MA

bonsai west, new england bonsai i heard are quality, but i dont go to those.
i like the community here, and combined with youtube and general-online theres plenty to suffice for me

also a nice guy from Johnston RI reached out to me recently. im going to get some ginkgo and maples from him this week
hopefully


welcome to the site and hobby
 

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Hi there...I'm in Worcester, MA. I have not found any clubs in Central MA. I heard there was an active club in the Springfield MA but I'm not sure. I have visited Bonsai West and it is lovely but it is not a club. I have thought about starting one but right now my life is too busy. This is a great site and there do seem to be some New England people that frequent it.
 

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I am in the Malden area. I love NEbonsai. I also don’t know about any clubs so hopefully we can find some.
 

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Yep, Kaikou is meeting this coming Saturday too

I think there's one out near Topsfield as well.

BW is a great place to go too though, lots of knowledge there to gain just by chatting and learning and picking up material, and you can take classes either in a group or 1:1 where you get a lot of learning. It's just, they're for pay and not a "just show up" kind of group.
 

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Yep, Kaikou is meeting this coming Saturday too

I think there's one out near Topsfield as well.

BW is a great place to go too though, lots of knowledge there to gain just by chatting and learning and picking up material, and you can take classes either in a group or 1:1 where you get a lot of learning. It's just, they're for pay and not a "just show up" kind of group.
Oh nice, that one is actually closer to me. I think it's here: https://www.facebook.com/NEBonsai/
 

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Oh nice, that one is actually closer to me. I think it's here: https://www.facebook.com/NEBonsai/

So there are two clubs that meet at NEBG, I think that may be the other one. I've heard Kaikou may be the better one and I know John Romano tends to attend and has a wealth of knowledge to share. There's some details here but I think it's a bit looser than this. I never seem to make it to any of these but would like to go more.


If you PM me I can shoot you the email address of someone who can give you more info. This is the one meeting Oct 2:

"A reminder that we will be having our regular club meeting on October 2nd from 2:00 - 4:30. Saturday will be a good time to begin early fall work and start thinking about winter storage. I hope to see you all there. "

The Bonsai Study Group that meets there is the other that I'm aware of, and that's actually meeting Oct 3:

"Our October meeting is next Sunday, October 3rd from 1-4 p.m. at New England Bonsai Gardens. Once again, Jun Imabayashi, Bonsai Master at New England Bonsai Gardens, will be working with the club for the first 2 hours of our meeting. "

So two groups meeting at NEBG this week for you to choose from.
 

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I am part of the Northeast Bonsai club (as linked earlier to Facebook). We meet once a month at the Topsfield Fairground, and will have a display at the Topsfield Fair which starts this weekend, where you can sign up as a new member. Or feel free to email the club president, Joe, at northeastbonsai@gmail.com.
 

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I am part of the Northeast Bonsai club (as linked earlier to Facebook). We meet once a month at the Topsfield Fairground, and will have a display at the Topsfield Fair which starts this weekend, where you can sign up as a new member. Or feel free to email the club president, Joe, at northeastbonsai@gmail.com.

Oh then i think this is yet a THIRD group. Another I keep meaning to hit up but Topsfield is a bit of a hike. Must be the one I was mentioning in my bit about BW. I think Joe must be the guy who I've met over there who invited me to attend once.
 

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I think the Kaiku School is less a club and more a two-year course in bonsai. I haven't participated in it, but several members of our club are current students and speak highly of it. Topsfield is a bit out of the way if you aren't already on the north shore, but it's an option. Joe does volunteer at BW and most likely invited you to attend a meeting.
 

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