The Long Island Bonsai Society

There are no borders in Bonsai. It brings peace to a palace as it does to the most humble of homes, to the young as to the old, to the rich as to the poor.


It invites us to live within the world it is onto itself, and we are drawn, as no words can express, to live within its shade.


The Long Island Bonsai Society invites all to enjoy this living art that can last for generations.



 Long Island Bonsai News

Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

LIBS Bonsai Exhibit

August 6th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

August 7th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stroll this 7 acres of landscape design with an impressive collection of North American and Asian plants, a stepping stone path and tea house creating a beautiful Japanese landscape. This weekend LIBS will have a Bonsai Exhibit.  

To display your tree, contact Hal at

For more detail about Humes Garden go to their website below



 Meeting August 8 7:00 PM

Martin Schmalenberg Lecture and Demo


Martin owns Stillwater Studio in Stillwater, NJ. His experiences with bonsai started in 1972. Love of bonsai brought him to a bonsai convention in NYC in 1979 where he meet William Valavanis who became a major influence on his bonsai pursuits. Over the years Martin has studied in Japan with Hiroyoshi Yamaji, and Mikio Oshima. He has developed a wonderful style of his own firmly based on the art of Japanese masters. Martin has headlined in conventions all over the US and teaches at many bonsai clubs as well as his Stillwater Studio.


Members Summer Luncheon 8/20/22   12 - 4 PM

Join us for a fun time at our Summer Luncheon, immediately followed by the Members' bonsai display, and "Advice and Design Corner". There will be individually wrapped sandwiches, salad, chips, dessert and bottled water and soda. Coffee and tea will also be available. Cost for the luncheon is $22.00. You can pay be check at our July 11th auction or by sending a check to LIBS, 129 S Plaisted Ave, Hauppauge, NY 11788-2753. To pay by credit card press the button below. Register no later than August 16th. If you have food allergies, please contact Mary at



Soil shipment available at our monthly meetings. Quantities limited. 

Next shipment will not be until spring 2023.

Pay by cash or check.  Online ordering available with pickup at Planting Fields. 

Please take advantage of this opportunity while supplies last.  For online purchase press soil button


Become a member to take advantage

of this great opportunity.





We have updated our library and all available books and DVDs are listed on the library page.  Members can borrow up to two items for a one month period at our regular meetings at Planting Fields.

See Mary if interested.


Stewardship Program

The LIBS is starting this program for our members.  Senior citizen members, who are having difficulty maintaining their bonsai, can send a request to and ask for assistance. Members having difficulties and issues with their trees can also contact us.  The Club will do its best to help you.


Looking to Downsize Your Collection?

If you are thinking about reducing the number of trees and/or pots in your bonsai collection, contact the Long Island Bonsai Society at and find out the options LIBS offers.



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Any questions, send an email to




$45.00 - single

$65.00 - family

  $10.00 - student

  $60.00 - support

Membership fee for 2022 are now due. See Joe, LIBS Treasurer, at any of our upcoming meetings. Make your check payable to Long Island Bonsai Society. Rates posted above.



In case of bad weather throughout the year, please check here to see if the monthly meeting, workshop and/or auction will be held or cancelled.



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