The Willamette Valley Bonsai Society
meets monthly on the second Tuesday, at 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR

(Please scroll down for driving directions)

Our meetings are educational, with featured speakers and workshops. They are designed for beginners and experienced alike.

Take advantage of our open invitation to all members (and guests) to bring in a tree or two, to get an opinion or advice from our experienced members. Bring trees between 6:30 and 7:00, prior to the meeting. Or just bring your current project to show off and inspire the other members.

Conifer Connection
Meets monthly on the third Thursday, at 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This is an informal workshop for members, to gather and work together on projects, sharing advice, ideas, and a some laughs.

There are no Conifer Connection meetings in July, August, or December.

Meeting Calendar 2022

Wearing masks is optional at Center 50+.

  • April 12    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Norm DeShon will discuss air layering of bonsai

  • May  10    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Robert Wolfford will review our Elm project development

  • June 14     6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Program to be determined

  • July   12     6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Annual bonsai auction, location to be announced

  • August TBD      
    Club picnic, date and place to be announced

    Conifer Connection Calendar 2022
  • Conifer Connection has been postponed until further notice.

    Driving directions to our meeting location (not Conifer Connection)
    Center 50+ 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem

    From the north: From I-5, exit at Portland Rd NE and turn right onto Portland Rd NE. Turn right onto Highland Rd, then immediately turn right onto Brooks Ave. Turn into parking lot on the right.
    From the south via I-5: Exit at Market St NE and turn left onto Market St NE. Turn right onto Lansing St NE. Turn left on Sunnyview Rd NE. Turn right onto 17th St NE, and then left onto Silverton Rd NE. At the light, go straight onto Highland Rd, then immediately left on Brooks Ave. Turn into parking lot on the right.
    There is plenty of parking available.

  • New Location!
  • We will meet at Center 50+ (see above for address)

Photos from the March 17-19 WVBS Yard, Garden and Home Show, in Salem at the State Fairgrounds. 

WVBS table at the Cherry Blossom Day at the Capitol on Saturday, March 18.

Photos from exhibit.