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Our next club meeting is on Wednesday, October, 11th at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome and all are invited to come early to socialize before the meeting!


October Presentation: Beginning Bonsai by Ken Benson

Our October speaker is Ken Benson who will deliver a presentation entitled “Beginning Bonsai”. Bonsai are really not hard to grow and enjoy if you understand the basic principles. Ken will show what to look for, in the wild, at nurseries, or in the crevices for good beginning material. From there he will discuss how to begin training, potting, and understanding the growing environment of Bonsai.

Ken has his Masters and Bachelors in Horticulture from the University of IL in Champaign. He is a Landscape Architect and was the Host of Cable TV ―Landscaping with Ken Benson 1992-2000. He was a Board member of Chicago Flower and Garden Show 1998-2008 and a Founding Board Member of MELA- Midwest Ecological Landscapers Association. Ken is a past Member of the Men’s Garden Club of Villa Park and has been giving programs since 1972 to garden clubs throughout the area.


Meeting Location:

Spring Valley
1111 East Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Get Directions  847-985-2100

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