Miniature trees

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM
Dwarf Azalea Bonsai with Bill Valavanis

Buckland Park - 1341 Westfall Road, Rochester NY 14618
Beetween S. Clinton Avenue and Lac De Ville Boulevard


Our March meeting will feature a program and workshop by Bill Valavanis, our society Vice-President. He will first do a lecture demonstration presentation on Dwarf Azalea Bonai. Bill will shape a Dwarf Momo No Haru Azalea which will be raffled at the conclusion of the program. Following that Bill will have a workshop using identical Dwarf Momo No Haru Azalea. A great oppsortunity for hands on learning.


The Begineer's Corner

Suiseki Study Group


More workshop information appears below.

The workshop with Bill Valavanis is FREE but the participants must pay for the very fine Dwarf Momo No Haru Azalea. Tree cost for this workshop is $45 payable to the society. Register early and be certain to be at meeting ON TIME if you want to select your tree in order of payment receipt. Bring your own tools and wire, no repotting. Members not participating in the workshop are welcome to observe. There is a limited number of openings and trees available so register and pay early to avoid disappointment. Sign up by contacting Ron Maggio by emailing him at, or calling him at (585) 872-0382



Founded in 1972, the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc has developed into a strong group for enthusiasts in Western New York. We regularly host bonsai professionals, with both national and international reputations, for lectures, demonstrations and workshops. Each spring we share an exhibit of the area's finest bonsai with the public. We'd welcome your presence at one of our regularly scheduled meetings, in Rochester NY, where you can easily discover what we're all about!

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York
PO Box 92215, Rochester NY 14692