The Long Island Bonsai Society

There are no borders in Bonsai. It brings peace to a palace as it does to the most humbles 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 it's shade.


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



 Long Island Bonsai News


Dear Long Island Bonsai Society Members and Guests,


Hope all are well and following safe behaviors to protect you and your family during and after the Pandemic event.


Planting Fields is complying with State regulatory actions taken in response to the Corona Virus which we support.

As such, no facilities are open there to the end of April.  They have canceled the “Arbor Day Event”.  These restrictions may be extended into May and June.


Currently we must cancel our regular Monday meeting (APR 13th), Postpone the Bob Mahler Workshop (APR 18th) to a later date to be determined and potentially outdoors.

The issues that surfaced as a result of the pandemic have hopefully made the public aware of the need for ongoing controls and considerations.  As such, we are challenged to address our operations and evolve as a club.

We will be exploring the technologies available to facilitate                        Tele-Demonstrations and Tele-Meetings.  Currently we are considering several options and will let you know soon.

Thank you for your patience and support.  Best of health to all.


Aseptically yours,

Hal Johnson


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                           MEMBERS PHOTOGRAPHS     

We have set up a new tab called Members Photos.   

Post your pictures to the web site!


Send us you favorite photos of your trees to share with us all. Please forward them to and we will post for all members to enjoy!



We will have bags of soil, akadama and pumice for sale before the March meeting.  If you think you are going to need any of these items for the 2020 season, buy it now because once we have sold out you will have to wait for the next shipment to get such good prices.

                                                               Members              Non-members

Akadama small & medium grain 14L     $35.                        $45.

Akadama, Pumice & Lava Mix

small & medium grain  18L                    $45.                        $55.

Pumice small & medium grain 25L        $25.                        $35.


             MINI AUCTION and WORKSHOP 

                                     March 28, 2020




                         Bob Mahler Workshop

               Cancelled and will be re-scheduled


Please note that the dues were raised last year to the following:

$45.00 - single

$65.00 - family

$10.00 - student

$60.00 - support

Dues for 2020 are due now. Thank you to those who paid already.


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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