Welcome to the Mid-America Bonsai Alliance (MABA) website

The Mid-America Bonsai Alliance (MABA) is an organization made up of local bonsai clubs and societies from nine Midwest U.S. states and Canadian provinces. (Currently, those states/provinces are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Ontario, and Wisconsin.) MABA's purpose is to foster the sharing of knowledge and bonsai artist talent among the clubs and states of the Midwest, as well as to encourage the use of native species in the art of bonsai. MABA also promotes public awareness and appreciation of bonsai. To further the goals of education and communication, MABA holds an impressive convention in association with one of its member clubs. MABA is a non-profit organization.

If you are new to bonsai, visit our bonsai photo galleries. If you find yourself becoming as fascinated by bonsai as we are, look to one of our member clubs or societies for more information.

MABA/Milwaukee 202Two is here!

MABA/Milwaukee 202Two will be hosted by the Milwaukee Bonsai Society.
When:This event will take place during the dates of June 22 - 26, 2022.
Where: Four Points Milwaukee North Shore, 8900 North Kildeer Court, Milwaukee, WI, 53209.

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A message from Steve Moore, Former MABA Vice-President

Why Go to a Bonsai Convention, Anyway?

Late last year, I started talking up the MABA2010 convention, trying to persuade as many as possible of our local members to attend. A question from one lady stopped me in my tracks for a moment. The gist was: I don't have much bonsai experience; wouldn't things at a convention be over my head? So what point would there be to my going?

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Articles & Helpful Links

Learn how to grow a Bonsai tree yourself!

Interested in learning more about bonsai? Bonsai is an art that has been studied and refined for centuries, but don't let that scare you off. With a little guidance, you're perfectly capable of growing your very own Bonsai trees without a mystical green thumb.

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A Message from Mid-America Bonsai Alliance (MABA)

We are in the process of updating the website by adding additional club information. Our “Club Member” link currently lists member clubs by location, name, contact and website address. We are now expanding the club information to include links to each club's latest newsletter. This will simplify one of our goals which is to further communication between clubs and club members.

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For more information about MABA, including how your club or society can join.