Membership

The Northern Virginia Bonsai Society (NVBS) is a Potomac Bonsai Association (PBA) affiliated club and is PBA's largest club in the greater metropolitan region. The club regularly has a turn out of 45+ members at its monthly meetings and is rich and diverse in all backgrounds and skill levels. Our members are our strength. There is so much talent and knowledge within our membership, new and old alike. It seems there is someone who knows the answer to every question. Perhaps the greatest benefit to membership is the regular opportunity to work with others, face-to-face, to learn about bonsai. NVBS is committed to furthering the interest, education, and skill of its members through lectures, demonstrations, and workshops by in-house specialists and bonsai professionals alike. Our members benefit from... 

  • Our monthly programming

  • A monthly newsletter

  • Raffles and auctions for unique bonsai supplies and plants

  • NVBS study groups to receive additional instruction from an experienced mentor

  • Members-only resources on the website

  • NVBS and PBA workshops

  • NVBS and PBA bonsai exhibition opportunities (described below)

NVBS members are encouraged to submit their trees for display in shows throughout the calendar year. Showcasing your trees will push you to elevate both the design and care of your trees. NVBS has an annual spring and fall show, PBA showcases trees of affiliate clubs at the annual PBA festival at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington, DC, and NVBS provides trees to display at the bonsai pavilion at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.

How do I join?

NVBS encourages any prospective members to attend at least one meeting before joining. Our meetings are held once a month and can be found in the Next Meeting tab. If you like what you see, we welcome your annual membership dues of $25 for the 2021 calendar year (temporary reduced pandemic price for 2021 dues) for an individual or family membership. Payment can be made to NVBS through PayPal, below, via cash or check (NEW ADDRESS - send mail to NVBS, c/o Ralph Sandfry Treasurer, 5617 Meridian Hill Place, Burke, VA 22015).

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**Please note an additional $1.06 service charge will be charged by PayPal - Total 2021 NVBS Membership dues plus service charge is $26.06.

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