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Our History

The Springfield Bonsai Society (SBS) is a non-profit organization founded in the 1970’s. SBS is dedicated to helping individuals in improving their bonsai skills and promoting this ancient art throughout the Greater Springfield area. SBS invites you to learn and observe a horticultural art form that is constantly changing and growing.


Mike Sudholt


My involvement in bonsai dates to a beginner’s class offered by Dr. Folse at Four Seasons Garden and Art Center in the early 1990’s.”


Jaimann Ellis

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Ken Schaal

I got into Bonsai because of my life-long interest to grow native plants.


Josh Waggoner

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