GSBF Upcoming Events

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August 24 - 25, 2019 Santa Rosa, California

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 36th Annual Bonsai Show, at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave. Featuring Bonsai Master Kathy Shaner. Bonsai demonstrations both days, 1- 3 PM. Demonstration tree to be raffled. Largest bonsai and suiseki stone exhibition. Large bonsai vendor and plant sales. Exciting silent auctions. Free admission and parking. Relax with the Bonsai Cafe. Contact Bob Shimon at 707-884-4126 or Visit our website

September 21, 2019 San Andreas, California
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: Fifth Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Rd.), San Andreas. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with prize drawings immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and free parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email Visit club website at

October 5 – 6, 2019 Thousand Oaks, California

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 16th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Show 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 12 - 13, 2019 Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society: Annual Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center at Lake Merritt, located at 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on Sunday by Sergio Cuan, notable bonsai artist awarded the “finest deciduous bonsai” at the US National Bonsai Exhibition. There will also be a benefit drawing and sale of bonsai and related materials. For additional information, visit

October 19, 2019 Cupertino, California

Midori Bonsai Club: 58th Annual Show at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstration by John Thompson at 1:30 PM and demonstration tree raffled off afterwards. Enjoy our new location and show room with over 60 trees on display. Show will include many vendors selling bonsai related items. Included a large club tree sale, and Doctor Bonsai will be their for guest who bring in a outside bonsai trees. Formal in class bonsai school for outsiders at 10 AM who want to purchase a bonsai starter tree for a nominal charge. Free admission, and plenty of free parking outside the building facility. For further information contact: Jack Christiansen (408) 280-7539, or

October 19 and 20, 2019 Sacramento, California

Capital City Bonsai Association (CCBA): 20th Anniversary show being held at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with demonstrations at 10 AM and 1 PM both days. This show is a combined effort of the four Sacramento bonsai clubs (American Bonsai Association, Bonsai Sekiyu Kai, Sacramento Bonsai Club, and Satsuki Aikokai). This year's show is very special as we will honor Gary Judd, who passed away on August 9. Gary was Sacramento Bonsai Club president for 20 years and member of American Bonsai Association, Sacramento, Sierra Bonsai Club, Satsuki Aikokai, Bonsai Sekiyu Kai, and Bay Island Bonsai Club. Gary established the Capital City Bonsai Association 20 years ago with the show as a fundraising event to help support the new GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

October 19 - 20, 2019 Union City, California

Yamato Bonsai Kai: 48th Annual Exhibition and demonstration, featuring Johnny Uchida, will be held at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, located at 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road. Exhibition hours are Saturday, from 12 PM – 6 PM and Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM with a demonstration each day at 1:30 PM. Free admission and parking. Demo tree will be included in daily raffle as the grand prize. A daily Benefit Raffle will include several nice bonsai and bonsai related items. Event will include a large Vendor and Plant Sales area. Visit our website at:

November 9, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Bonsai Sociey: Viva Las Bonsai: A Bonsai Exhibit and Show at the Nevada Garden Center, Northwest corner of Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive from 10 AM to 4 PM. Bonsai Demonstration by Jan Culek, professional bonsai artist from the Czech Republic. Discussion on Zen and the Arts by Zen Master Ji Haeng. Bonsai Exhibit of Society member trees. Local vendor sales of bonsai related items and club tree sale. Parking and admission is free but donations are welcome. Raffle and silent auctions immediately following the demonstration. For further information contact

November 23rd, 2019 Clovis, California

Fresno Bonsai Society will conduct their eleventh consecutive bonsai yard sale from 8 AM until 2 PM at the Clovis Botanical Garden. The garden is located at 945 North Clovis Avenue in Clovis. The sale will be held under and around the big tent area. The event is free and the parking is free. Vendors of bonsai, pots and all related items are welcome free of charge. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or trade. There will be bonsai from both private collections and from the GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection. There will be used pots, hand-thrown pots from local potters. Look for books and magazines and display stands. The coffee is free and sandwiches will be available for $10. Come early for the best deals. Vendors are very welcome. Please contact Mike Saul ( for assistance. This is an entertaining event every year and a wonderful opportunity for new bonsai hobbyists to acquire better quality material for very reasonable prices.

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