Cornwall Bonsai Society History

Cornwall Bonsai Society was formed in 1987 by a group of enthusiasts. Originally named the Cornish Bonsai Club, its first official committee meeting was attended by threefounding members, Chairman, Mrs Doreen Piggott, Treasurer, Mrs Margharita Bedford and Secretary, Mr Keith Butler in January 1988.

Worthy of note, Nina Couch attended the 1987 club meetings and became a member in 1988. She is still a member today.

Doreen Piggott, founding Chairman of the Cornish Bonsai Club.

The Cornish Bonsai Club's first display at the Cornwall Coliseum, 1988.

Present Day

The original logo of the Cornish Bonsai Club

The Cornwall Bonsai Society is a friendly group of enthusiasts who meet regularly to promote and enjoy the art of bonsai. We welcome all aspects and views about our hobby. Each and every persons' view point is valued and considered, from both the novice grower to the more experienced member. We are a non-competitive society whose sole intention is to care for our trees and members equally. 

Tea & Coffee

Raffle Prizes


The society meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, January to November, at Grampound Village Hall, Grampound, TR2 4SB.

There is plenty of free parking and all access is flat.

Members arrive from 7pm and meetings run from 7.30pm until approx. 9.30pm.

Annual membership of the society is £10. We also charge £2 per person per meeting which covers the cost of the hall and refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits) and entry to our raffle.

Your first meeting is FREE and you are under no obligation to join. So come along and enjoy!

Raffle prizes are donated by the members each month.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask before coming along please do not hesitate to ask.