February 18 - 19, 2017 Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt
The annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fund Raiser will be held at 666
Bellevue Ave. (Garden Center Building). Saturday: Auction preview at
noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM,
Plant Sales start at 10 AM, and demonstrations at 1 PM. The date for
this year’s event is a week earlier than in the past to let attendees
and vendors participate in both the Mammoth and the Bonsai-a-Thon. You
are encouraged to submit your bonsai for consideration to be included in
the Mammoth Auction as soon as possible. Items will be considered on a
first-come-first-considered basis. The Bonsai Garden will be open 10 AM
to 4 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday, so you can check out the
many changes that have been made this year. For more information or to
sell trees, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit
Feb. 25 – 26, 2017 San Marino, California
Bonsai-A-Thon XXI at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens,
1151 Oxford Road. This is the annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection
at The Huntington. Event admission is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early
bird” registration between 8 AM -9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM - 4:30 PM
both days. Pancake breakfast, demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits,
large sales area, raffle and auction. For more information visit
March 4, 2017 Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: Ryan Neil will conduct a re-styling of the BGLM's Rocky Mountain Juniper to be held at the Lake Merritt Sailboat Boathouse from 1 to 4 PM. Ryan's demonstration will be a fund-raising event in support of the Bonsai Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) project. BGLM is raising $100,000 to replace worn out display and seating benches, upgrade water systems and install new pathways and windows.
Tickets are $35 each (tax deductible) and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets may be reserved by emailing email@example.com with the name of purchaser, number of tickets requested, phone number, mailing address, and email address. Once you are confirmed that there is space for you, you will be asked to mail a check or credit card number, expiration date and Zip code to GSBF BGLM, PO Box 16176, Oakland, CA 94610. Once purchased, the tickets are non-refundable
March 11 – 12, 2017 Oakland , California
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 36th Annual Bonsai Exhibit at Lake Merritt Garden Center , 666 Bellevue Avenue , Oakland . Hours are Saturday 5 PM – 9 PM with light dinner at 5:30 PM and demonstration by Bill Castellon, Gordon Deeg, and Jim Gremel at 6:30 PM. Hours for Sunday are 10 AM – 4 PM.
April 1 - 2, 2017 San Jose, California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 46th Annual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street. Show hours are: Saturday Noon - 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM with styling demonstrations at 1 PM on both days by Peter Tea. West America Trading Company (David and June Nguy) will provide a full range of bonsai supplies, including pots, wire, tools, soil and many other items helpful to the art of bonsai. Bonsai Fusion (Kanehiro HamaJima) will be offering small rose trees and his small specialty pots. Art of the Daiz (Jerry Braswell) will provide Rocks/W/Daiz along with his unique high quality Bonsai Stands. Soh-Uu-en Satsuki Bonsai (Daren Wong) will be featuring Azalea trees fresh from Japan, as well as many other species of Azaleas. Club trees and pots also for sale. For more information, contact Ken Azuma at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Urhausen at email@example.com
April 1 - 2, 2017 Sacramento, California
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai:
40th Annual Bonsai show and demonstration at Buddhist Church of
Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM with
demonstration at 2 PM by Yuzo Maruyama, followed by a benefit raffle
both days. There is a bonsai vendor area and a food vendor. Admission
and parking are free. For information, email
April 8 – 9, 2017 Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Annual Spring Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations by headliner Jonas Dupuich at 1:30 PM both days. Beginner workshop Sunday morning from 10 AM – Noon. Large member and vendor sales area, plenty of free parking, and free admission. Benefit drawing Saturday and Sunday includes bonsai, bonsai related items, and that days demonstration tree. For additional information contact Renee Seely: (916) 929-2106 & email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://abasbonsai.org.
April 8 - 9, 2017, Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai: 29th Annual Show at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM both days with demonstration at 2 PM. Saturday’s demonstrator is Eric Schrader and Sunday’s will be Mr. Katsumi Kinoshita. Demonstration tree and trees prepared by club members will be part of the raffle each day after the demonstration. Sales area will include quality vendor and member trees, pots, and other related bonsai items both days. Admission price of $5.00 includes the Bonsai Show as well as admission to all the Museum exhibits. For more information contact Ed Lambing at email@example.com.
April 8 - 9, 2017 Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Bonsai Society: "Bonsai 45" 45th annual show at the Rose Room of the Tucson Woman's Club, 6245 East Bellevue, near Speedway & Wilmot. Show hours are 9 AM - 5 PM both days. Admission $5 per person (includes one raffle ticket), with children under 12 free. Demonstrations of bonsai technique will be ongoing both days, in the patio areas. Show will feature 45 bonsai selected from member collections, an additional educational display of "not yet ready for prime time" trees, and a raffle to benefit the society. Registration for Basics class in April, instructed by GSBF certified instructors. For further information, contact: tucsonbonsaisociety.org
April 22, 2017 Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Bus Trip to 'The Second Annual Fundraising Event for the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen. 12 hour bus trip departing the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center at McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, at 7 AM and returning at 7 PM. Must have a commitment from 40 people by March 15 to book the bus. For reservations mail check made out to ABAS to: Patti Fletcher, 3901 Don River Ln., Sacramento, CA 95834. For more information contact Renee Seely (916) 929-2106 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22 - 23, 2017 Fresno, California
2nd Annual Köen-Nai No Bonsai Fundraiser for the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen. Enjoy a wonderful bonsai weekend in the beautiful setting of the Shinzen Garden at Woodward Park, at Friant and Audubon Roads. Hours are Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Sunday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Peter Tea and David Nguy will provide demonstrations for this event. The event will include a huge bonsai auction with a wide selection of trees, complimented by a mammoth vender area. Toko-Kazari Display Competition will provide beautiful artistry together with tours of the Regional Bonsai Exhibit in the garden. Several Shohin workshops will be offered. For more information, contact Bob Hilvers at email@example.com.
April 29 – 30, 2017, San Diego, California
San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Bonsai Exhibition at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM both days with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM. Free admission. Bonsai pots and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com or contact Janice Hale.
April 29 – 30, 2017, Chico, California
Chico Bonsai Society: Bonsai Exhibit at the C.A.R.D. Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Show hours are Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM. Free admission and parking. Plants, tools, and Bonsai materials will be offered for sale. For more information visit www.chicobonsaisociety.com
April 30, 2017 Watsonville, California
Watsonville Bonsai Club: 44th Annual Bonsai Exhibit held at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM, with a demonstration by award winning Bonsai Master Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30 PM. Over 50 outstanding bonsai, large and small, young and old, will be on display. A raffle of bonsai items, plants and the demo tree will follow. Tea & cookies will be served. Plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes; even for group outings. A vendor will be available to sate your plant appetite for bonsai or otherwise. For more information contact Michael Anderson at (831)247-9028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 6 - 7, 2017 Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bonsai Club:
71st Annual Bonsai & Suiseki Show at the Buddhist Church of
Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Noon - 5 PM on Saturday
and 10 AM - 4 PM on Sunday with demonstration at 2 PM each day.
Demonstration by Sam Adina, followed by the demo raffle and more prizes.
Free Admission. For more information contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at
email@example.com or visit sacramentobonsaiclub.com
May 20 - 21, 2017 Sacramento, CaliforniaSatsuki Aikokai of Sacramento
: Annual Bonsai Show will be held at the Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours are Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, and 10 AM – 4PM, with demonstrations at 1 PM on both days by Yuzo Maruyama. Class “Create your own flowering azalea bonsai” at 11 AM daily with class fee $20. Satsuki information booth, vendors, raffles, etc. For more information contact Ronn Pigram at (916) 428-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 20 - 21, 2017 Palo Alto, California Akebono Bonsai Club and Kashu Suiseki Kai
: 55th and 51st Annual Show held at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd. Show hours are Noon to 5 PM each day with demonstration at 2 PM, followed by demo raffle and door prizes. Free Admission. For more information contact AkebonoBonsai@gmail.com
May 20-21, 2017 Santa Barbara, California Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara
: Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11 AM - 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1 PM both days. Plant sale by the Club. Native plants suitable for bonsai in the Botanic Garden's nursery. Books and other gifts in the Garden Shop. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email email@example.com, or visit www.santabarbarabonsai.org
May 20 - 21, 2017 Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA): 22nd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday. Featuring Bonsai Satsuki Azaleas in full flower bloom! Expert demonstration on styling, educational forums all day, member sales with beginner & Japan imported material, Vendors, Silent auctions, free admission, and public parking available. For more information, contact George Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://satsukiazaleabonsai.org/.
June 3 - 4, 2017 San Mateo, CaliforniaSei Boku Bonsai Kai
: 34th Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center. 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days, with demonstration by Matt Reel from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday (tree will be raffled off at the conclusion of his demo). On Sunday Matt will lead an open view workshop from Noon – 3 PM (one of the workshop trees raffled at conclusion). Large club member plant sale, vendors, door prizes and our always popular raffles. Admission is free. Dr. Bonsai will be available to offer styling and care tips. For more information contact Marsha Mekisich at email@example.com.
June 3 - 4, 2017 Van Nuys, CaliforniaSansui Kai of Southern California
: Annual Bonsai Show and Sale, Japanese Garden, Tillman Water Reclamation Center, 6100 Woodley Ave. Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations on both days. There will be bonsai trees for sale as well as bonsai related things (pots, stones etc.). For more information contact Jack Reynolds, 805-368-0110.
June 4, 2017 Seaside, CaliforniaMonterey Bonsai Club
: 54th Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots and plants. For more information: email Rich Guillen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Drew Tucker at email@example.com.
June 10 – 11, 2017 La Canada-Flintridge, CaliforniaDescanso Bonsai Society
: 48th Annual Bonsai Show at Van De Kamp Hall, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Show hours are 9AM - 4 PM both days with demonstrations at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Trees from novice to master exhibitors will be on display. A large selection of trees, pots, plants and bonsai related items will be for sale. All events are free with Garden admission. For more information visit our web site, descansobonsai.com.
June 17 - 18, 2016 Livermore, CaliforniaValley Bonsai Society
: 9th annual show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on both days. A demonstration by an expert bonsai artist is planned each day starting at 1PM. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Admission is free. For additional information contact Charles Harder at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 24 – 25, 2017 Palo Alto, CaliforniaKusamura Bonsai Club
: 57th Annual Show will be held at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Hours are Saturday, Noon – 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Saturday demonstration provided by Jonas Dupuich of Bonsai Tonight. Sunday demonstration provided by club members. Free admission. Bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items will be for sale. For more information contact Charlene Fischer at email@example.com or www.kusamurabonsai.org.