About Fort Wayne Bonsai Club

Mission Statement

The Fort Wayne Bonsai Club strives to cultivate knowledge and bonsai artistic talent, to encourage the use of multiple species in the art of bonsai, and to teach good horticultural and bonsai artistic techniques. We create public awareness and appreciation for bonsai and inspire members of all ability levels. We provide workshops by experienced bonsai practitioners that promote hands-on learning. We see bonsai as a timeless art form that requires patience. Like our trees, we believe that our members deserve patience and attention.

Proud Member of the
American Bonsai Society


  • I've read books, watched videos and practiced on my own before joining. I should have joined FWBC sooner!

    New Member Winamac, IN

Club Agenda

  • Club meets every third Saturday on most months.
  • Meetings are at libraries, homes or the Fort Wayne Botanical Conservatory
  • Meetings begin at 10:30am and end approximately at 12:30pm
  • Light refreshments may be provided by members on a rotational basis.
  • Short business meeting to gain member ideas into program planning and the work of the club.
  • Educational programs on most months.
  • Nursery or Show road trips on occasion.
  • Several workshops throughout the seasons.
  • Monthly newsletter.
  • Member discounts on soil, fertilizer cubes, etc.
  • December Holiday luncheon.

How To Join

To join you can just attend any of our club meetings with either cash or check for membership dues and you will be added to the email list and receive our monthly newsletter and get website access to our members only section!

Club Officers

Steve Moore | Nathan Herrli

Vice President:
Pat Guido

Trish Young

Asst. Treasurer
Sophie Braun

MABA Representative:
Steve Moore

Recording Secretary:
Susan Braun

Asst. Recording Secretary:

Membership Secretary:
Sophie Braun

Newsletter Editor:
Lisa Neuenschwander

Annual Spring & Fall Shows

  • Spring and Fall shows at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.
    See website for Calendar of Events
  • Paid member are welcome to display bonsai trees and suiseki, regardless of experience.
  • Opportunity to educate public about the horticulture and design art associated with growing and displaying bonsai.
  • Pre and starter bonsai are available to buy from club members. Some pots, tools and soil may be available for purchase.
  • Pre and starter bonsai, small pots, soil and screen/wire kits are available year round in the gift shop at the conservatory.