Welcome to ABS
Founded in 1967, the American Bonsai Society, Inc. is the pioneering national bonsai organization. As a non-profit corporation, our purpose is to promote knowledge of and interest in bonsai and to serve as a national focal point for bonsai fanciers. We publish a Bonsai Journal, hold conventions for our members and provide a variety of educational and support services to the bonsai community. The Officers and Directors of ABS are unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to spreading the word about this wonderful, satisfying and challenging hobby.
Yearly memberships in the American Bonsai Society include an annual subscription to BONSAI: Journal of the American Bonsai Society, free membership to the ABS Forum, discounts on purchases through the ABS Store, and eligibility to participate in ABS Bonsai Events and Contests. In addition to the Journal, members receive a 4-5 page electronic monthly newsletter (you can opt out if desired). Read More and Become a Member >
Have a question about how to take care of a particular species of tree in your area? Just want to ask a general question or comment on the reply of someone else. The forum is the place to ask, discuss or just read what others are doing. It is also one of the places to comment on the good and bad of the new web site. Go Chat >
The ABS book store offers members discounts on bonsai books, booklets, and manuals. Also available are PowerPoint presentation disks which can be used by clubs for programs for members and for presentations to non-bonsai clubs to generate interest in bonsai. Select back issues of the Journal are also available. Shop Now >