Becoming a member

You can join our society during any of our monthly meetings or you can send your application form by mail along with a cheque.

We welcome potential new members to attend one of our monthly meetings free of charge before deciding to formally join the society!

Membership benefits

Your membership in the Ottawa Bonsai Society entitles you to the following benefits and services:

  • an opportunity to meet other bonsai enthusiasts and to discuss common interests and ideas
  • subscription to OBS’s monthly newsletter
  • participation in the Society’s ongoing educational programme of lectures and demonstrations, including those presented by distinguished national bonsai and horticultural experts
  • participation in hands-on training workshops, given at both the beginner and advanced levels
  • bonsai library services which provide access to interesting and informative books, videotapes, magazines, and newsletters
  • voluntary participation in OBS’s annual bonsai exhibition
  • raffles of various bonsai related items
  • discounted prices on bonsai material including, but not limited to, trees, soil, wires, pots, tools and courses
  • consultation and support services provided by senior OBS members.

To join the society, please provide the following information:

  • Name(s) – a membership includes all interested members of the household
  • Address
  • City and province
  • Postal code
  • Home phone number
  • Email address

 The annual membership fees are:

  • Household ………. $40 (receive OBS newsletter by email)
  • Household ………. $50 (receive OBS newsletter by regular postal mail)
  • Student …………… $15
  • Corresponding … $15 (outside of the National Capital Region)

Mail application form with your cheque to:

  • Ottawa Bonsai Society
  • P.O. Box 4254, Station E
  • Ottawa ON
  • K1S 5B3