is open only
of The Villages and dues are $10 per year.
A spouse or significant other may join at a reduced rate of
$5 per year.
The club meets on the first Friday of the month at Laurel Manor
recreation center @ 1:00 pm.
Members can begin arriving @ 12:30 to help set up.
of membership are:
Attend club meetings, workshops, demonstrations, field trips
Use of the club library
Attend group trips, tours, workshops and outings
Participate in club pot swap
The Villages Bonsai
Darry Bova Secretary
Each member should purchase their own light
yellow (NO mustard color please) shirt
(golf, blouse, T-shirt, etc.) and wear your name tag with club
logo on it.
We have the clip on holders for the name tags. For those members
we will have the small magnets for sale to attach to the back of the
name tag if you prefer.
If you wish Club logo embroidery for $12 is available at Custom Apparel
Publix & Ace Hardware on CR 466.
The apron is green with The Villages Bonsai Club embroidered on the
It has three very deep pockets and pulls over your head and ties at
Aprons are worn by all members who volunteer at club exhibitions.
This apron is also great for protecting clothing when working on your
Cost is $12.00
This notebook is a great way to store and categorize your bonsai
The notebook also includes usefull bonsai information.
Extra subject tabs and note paper are included.
Cost is $7.00
Bonsai Trees and Pots Inventory Spreadsheet
There is a link to downlaod an Excel spreadsheet
Link to Excel format
The pot swap is for club members only.
Members may bring bonsai related items to the monthly meetings.
These items may be for sale, for trade or free, on a
first come basis.
Examples of items included in pot swaps are
plant cuttings or trees, books & magazines,
supplies (soil, wire, plastic mesh), tools.
Bonsai Exit Strategy
The day will come when we
exit the bonsai hobby for whatever reason.
If that exit is sudden without a
plan in place for what happens to your trees,
a sizable investment in both
time and money could be lost.
the best solution is passing the collection to a loved one, be it a spouse,
child or grandchild, niece or nephew, to a friend or fellow club
Don't wait until it's too late to have a plan in place. Make sure
whoever will inherit your trees is informed, ready and willing.
Put the exit
strategy in writing and separate from your will or trust. By the time those
documents are reviewed, your Bonsai could be joining
you.If no one is willing to take on the responsibility
of caring for your prized bonsai,
make sure the plan outlines what to do
For members with a
sizable collection of trees and items, sell them to D&L
Nursery, place on consignment sale via D&L Nursery, or
as last resort donate them to the club.
The club will raffle everything to
the membership which will ensure proper care for your 'beloved tree friends.'