GNOBS Events

Friday March 13, 2015

Arthur Joura from the North Carolina Arboretum will be on hand Friday Night to do a demo and Saturday morning for a workshop. Contact us through our Facebook page for more information.


NOTE: New Meeting Hall since 2012!

Beginning January 2012, GNOBS montly meetings have been held at the Marine Corps League hall at:
2708 Delaware, in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner.

The map below will give you an idea of where.
Directions to the GNOBS meeting location are below the map.

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Directions, Coming from EAST or WEST on I-10:

  1. Exit I-10 at exit 223-A, Williams Blvd SOUTH
  2. The first intersection is Veterans Blvd
  3. Travel through the intersection and turn RIGHT on 27th street
  4. Travel WEST for 2 blocks to Delaware Street
  5. The meeting hall is on your RIGHT

The map above is interactive. Zooming and panning can help. Photos of the hall as well as views from the neighborhood can be FOUND HERE


Latest News:

  • It's cold.
  • Did we mention the web site hackers? I think we did.
  • And wet. It's cold and wet.

Latest Picture Additions:

None. The hackers are keeping us out. We're rebuilding the site to keep them out.


This page does not end here. Keep scrolling down for more info about the club and directions to our meetings!




Photos Last Meeting in May:

Deuling Junipers was the theme at the May-hem meeting. View the photos in our Photo Gallery.

Photos from the Guy Guidry presentation:

Our very own, Guy Guidry led a fantastic meeting of analyzing trees. He is always entertaining. Photos can be seen HERE.

Photos from The Annual Auction in August 2010:

The Annual Auction was a success for bidders and the club alike. Photos of the Auction can be seen HERE.

From The Web Team

In an effort to keep things fresh here at the GNOBS web site, we implemented a content management system (CMS). This type of system allows various members of GNOBS to update content on the site without any knowledge of HTML or without any risk to accidentally modifying the HTML that makes up the web pages. Unfortunately, hackers have figured out how to modify certain elements of the CMS to give them unrestricted access to the site.

We are currently implementing a new more robust version of the CMS in hopes that all backdoors into the site will be closed off. As a result, much of the site will be closed off.

We hope to have this new version of the site up and running by the end of January, 2014.

Be sure to check out Our Facebook Page for more frequent updates.

The GNOBS Forums Are Closed for repairs.

It's the hackers.

New Article: "My Thoughts on Bunjin"

Jim Osborne has written an article on his thoughts on the bunjin style. You can read it HERE.

Article: "Of Angle Grinders and Buttermilk"

Bill Butler has written a rather lengthy article creating a stone slab for a stump forest. The full text can be found HERE.

2010 Garden Show Pictures

2010 New Orleans City Park Spring Garden Show pictures are now online HERE


GNOBS Banting's Nursery Styling Event

Each year, GNOBS goes to Banting's Nursery to style trees and promote bonsai to the public. You can see photos taken at the event (and some of the trees to appear at this year's auction) HERE.


Where We Meet:

Marine Corps League hall at:
2708 Delaware, in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner. CLICK HERE for a map to the meeting location.

Meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., but check the Club Activities page to see if there have been any changes. Pre-meeting activities begin at 7pm.

We invite you to attend our meetings.


In addition to our regular monthly meetings we offer:

  • Hands-on workshops
  • Master class demonstrations
  • Bonsai Basics classes 
  • Lectures by experienced bonsai artists
  • Lending library of books and videos
  • Real New Orleans hospitality
         *that little something extra

Our club was founded by noted bonsai authority Vaughn Banting in 1972. Over the years, we've developed into one of the most active bonsai clubs in the U.S. GNOBS is proud to have members who have their trees displayed in the National Arboretum and the Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai collection as well as other prestigious sites. Several of our members have received national and international awards, and many have been invited as guest lecturers to other organizations and conventions. 

Updated March 12, 2015