Welcome to the website of the Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society. Founded in 1972 by noted bonsai authority Vaughn Banting, GNOBS has a long history as one of the most active bonsai clubs in the U.S.

Upcoming events for the next three months are at the bottom of the page. For a complete listing of upcoming events and meetings, please visit our calendar page under “News and Events”.

New members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member there is a club application under “Join” or just drop in to one of our regular meetings as our guest. Club applications are available at every meeting.

Thank You
Kathy Barbazon
Newsletter and Website Editor
Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society


Johnny Martinez Award Winner

Dawn Koetting maple small

Congratulations to Dawn Koetting for becoming our Johnny Martinez Award Winner. Dawn’s beautiful Japanese maple was voted favorite tree by a very large GNOBS Auction audience.


Mark Your Calendar!

The date has been set for the Louisiana Day of Bonsai - Saturday, September 17. This year is GNOBS's turn to host this event and we are proud to announce that noted Bonsai Master Ryan Neil will be our featured artist. More specific information will follow.