The Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society


Wednesday Morning Gathering
Wednesday, December 12th - 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Denver Botanic Gardens; Chatfield Farms
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road; Littleton, CO 80128 | MAP

On most Wednesday mornings RMBS members and volunteers from the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) gather and work on their, or DBG bonsai trees.  It is an opportunity to chat with each other about their trees and receive tips and advice on their trees from other members.  Bring a tree to work on, tools, wire, etc. and enjoy the company of other bonsai enthusiasts.
* Please note that this event may be cancelled due to inclimate weather.
Monthly Meeting - January
Tuesday, January 8th - 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Denver Botanic Gardens' Plant Society Building
1007 York Street; Denver, CO  80206
SHORT PROGRAM: - Preparing for the 2019 (50th) Annual Show
with Mike Britton, Annual Show Chairperson
Mike will have a discussion of what we should be considering at this early stage to make our trees, limited to 3 trees, pots, etc. and what we might do individually to help prepare RMBS for this significant event, our 50th Annual Show!
LONG PROGRAM: -  Ute Indian Tribe Spirit Trees
with local author and historian John Anderson
Ute Indian Prayer Trees are a unique variety of Culturally Modified Trees (CMT) that were skillfully cultivated by the Ute Indians throughout much of Colorado. The Ute began modifying trees for navigational, medicinal, nutritional, educational, burial or spiritual purposes, hundreds of years ago.  John Wesley Anderson, the author of UTE INDIAN PRAYER TREES, will present and lead a discussion on the "Ute Indian Prayer Trees and Their History in South Park." Mr. Anderson is a retired El Paso County Sheriff, historian and author.