Nearby Bonsai Events

Bonsai Open House & Workshop

Featuring Todd Shlafer

The Flower Market Bonsai Nursery
8930 S. Custer Rd,
Monroe, MI 48161


  • Saturday & Sunday May 18-19th, 2019

Bonsai Artist Todd Schlafer is a long time enthusiast who started his Bonsai career under the tutelage of International Bonsai Master Harold Sasaki in Denver, Co and has been honing his skills under the direction of International Bonsai Master Ryan Neil of Bonsai Mirai. Todd has many achievements to his credit


  • Participated in Generation Bonsai which is held in Heidelberg Germany
  • Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society’s Artist of the Year – 2012
  • Won Best North American Species award for Colorado Blue Spruce at the National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, New York – 2016
  • Recipient of the Malcolm Corel Award, an honor given to a member of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society from their peers – 2017

See some of Todd’s work at:

Highlights of the Weekend:

  • Saturday May 18: 9am-4pm: Todd will be doing free bonsai styling demonstrations throughout the day. Come for an hour or spend the day with us.
  • Sunday May 19: 9am-3pm: Bring your own tree workshop from 9am-3pm. $100 limited to 12 registered people.
  • 20% off all bonsai pots, supplies and pre-bonsai trees (in plastic pots) throughout the weekend. We have a large shipment of new bonsai pots as well as many new tropical and hardy trees to choose from.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day

Signup through The Flower Market in person or by phone 734-269-2660.

Walter Pall Classes

The Flower Market
8930 S Custer Rd
Monroe, MI 48161

  • Class at Flower Market 9th/10th 6:30pm-9:00pm

The Flower Market is offering 2 workshops With Bonsai Master Walter Pall. It is bring your own tree or trees for $100 or work and learn on our trees for $50. it is a great opportunity to work with and learn from a world renowned bonsai master. This is Walters first time in Michigan so don’t miss it.
Space is limited to 8 people per day. You must sign up and pay to save a spot. 734-269-2660
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Walter Pall Classes

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

  • Class in Ann Arbor Oct 11th 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Lecture in Ann Arbor Oct 18th 6:30pm-9:00pm

A Joint Meeting of Ann Arbor Bonsai Society and Four Seasons Bonsai Club will be held from 6:30-9:00 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Walter’s theme will be Tree Inspiration. Members of both clubs should bring one or several trees to the public critique. The trees can be in all stages of development: outright raw material, intermediate and finished bonsai. They can be in all variations of quality: very poor, normal, very good. Walter will mainly speak about artistic concepts and stress points which go beyond the regular well known rules. He will also speak in depth about horticultural aspects.


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Mauro Stemberger Classes

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

  • Wiring Demonstration/Workshops Oct 18th -19th 6:30pm-9:00pm

Award winning bonsai artist and wiring expert will provide a wiring demonstration, our second club from 6:30-9:00 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. He will wire a tree during the meeting explaining the principles of how to wire: wire selection, wiring direction and bending. A must attend. $100 fee with your own tree. $50 fee to work on a tree supplied by the Flower Market. Book now only 8 spots are available each day.
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Michigan All State Bonsai Show

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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  • May 13, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • May 14, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Midwest Bonsai Society Exhibit

Burnstein Hall of the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

  • May 20, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • May 21, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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MABA 2017 Convention

Clarion Hotel Waterfront Plaza and Conference Center
2930 Waterfront Parkway W. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46214

  • July 7, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • July 8, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Prairie State Bonsai Show

Chicago Botanic Garden
4100 IL-53,
Lisle, IL 60532

  • August 5, 2017 TBD
  • August 6, 2017 TBD


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Mid-America Bonsai Society Show

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

  • August 18, 2017 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • August 19, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • August 20, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Hidden Garden Events

The Hidden Gardens
16W658 S Frontage Rd.
Willowbrook, IL 60527

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