GSBF Upcoming Events

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October 6th, 2018 Cupertino, California
Midori Bonsai Club: 57th Annual Bonsai Show at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM with a bonsai demonstration by Jonas Dupuich at 1:30 PM. The demonstration tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration. There will be a Beginners Workshop for those new to bonsai. A tree will be provided along with basic instruction. The workshop will begin at 10 AM, with a nominal fee. We will also be available to take a look, and advise you on any bonsai you'd like to bring in. There will be several bonsai vendors to supply you with plant material, tools, pots, etc, and a club member's plant sale. Admission is free, with plenty of parking available. Come join us for a fun day of bonsai! For further information contact: Jack Christiansen(408) 280-7539, or

October 6 – 7, 2018 Thousand Oaks, California

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 15th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations in the Bandstand at 1 PM both days. Free Admission. No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at .

October 13 - 14, 2018 Oakland, California

East Bay Bonsai Society: 57th Annual Show will be held at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM - 4 PM on Sunday. Jonas Dupuich, will perform demonstrations from 1 - 3:30 PM both days. The show will feature over 50 tree varieties and will also feature a plant sale and raffle. Additional event information can be found at Jonas Dupuich, will perform demonstrations from 1 - 3:30 PM on both Saturday and Sunday of a 35 years old Shimpaku Jumiper and a Hornbeam.

October 24 - 28, 2018 Sacramento, California
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight” held at the McClellan Conference Center. Registration begins July 1st online at for Convention, Workshops, Seminars, Excursions, etc. GSBF recommended lodging is Lion’s Gate Hotel at McClellan Park. This year's headliners are Yasuo Mitsuya, Suthin Sukosolvisit, and Bjorn Bjorholm. Please join GSBF and Yasuo Mitsuya’s esteemed students in honoring Mitsuya-san for his influence on bonsai in the modern era. Hosting Yasuo Mitsuya’s visit are: Kathy Shaner, Hideko Metaxas, Boon Manakitivipart, Kenji Miyata, Cheryl Manning, David DeGroot, Gordon Deeg.

November 9, .2018 San Francisco, CA

Bonsai Society of San Francisco (BSSF): BSSF invites you to join in this demonstration 7 – 10 PM by (Japan trained) Bjorn Bjorholm at the Hall of Flowers (A.K.A: Strybing Arboretum, the County Fair Building or San Francisco Botanical Garden Society), 10th Avenue and Lincoln Way, on the edge of Golden Gate Park. Enter through the parking lot off Lincoln and walk along the south side of the building. Demo tree will be raffled.

December 1, 2018 Clovis, California

Fresno Bonsai Society and GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection: 10th Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at the Clovis Botanical Garden, 945 North Clovis Avenue, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Free parking and bargains galore on bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, books,stands, accent plants and all things bonsai. Everyone one is welcome to buy, sell or trade. Come early for the best selection. Contact Dave Soho for more information at 530 722-7132 or Mike Saul at

January 19 - 20, 2019 Arcadia, California

Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai: "Winter Silhouette" the 55th Annual Exhibition, founded by Frank Fusaji Nagata, at Ayres Hall of Environmental Education, Arboretum of Los Angeles County. 301 North Baldwin Avenue. Show hours are from 10 AM to 4:30 PM with a demonstration at 1 PM, both days. The reception is open to friends of Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai, Saturday night (6:30-9pm), when the Nagata-Komai Award will be presented to Ted Matson, followed by a giant raffle/auction. Sales area: club and vendor plants, pots, tools and more. For more information contact Lindsay Shiba: or Ken Teh: or visit our website:

February 16 – 17, 2019 Oakland, California

GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fundraiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt . Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 p.m.. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 a.m.; Plant Sales start at 10 a.m.; Demonstration start at 1 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to submit their bonsai and bonsai related items for consideration to be included in the Mammoth Auction at the earliest date possible. “Private collections to be featured.” The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Please find time to visit the Bonsai Garden and observe the many installments under the Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) Project. For more information or to sell bonsai, email and visit

Feb. 23 – 24, 2019 San Marino, California

Bonsai-A-Thon XXIII 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 The GSBF Collection at The Huntington.

Magazine Submission Deadlines

Winter issue deadline is 20 November
Spring issue deadline is 20 February
Summer issue deadline is 20 May
Fall issue deadline is 20 August

It is recommended that an event be submitted early enough to run in 2 issues.