GSBF Upcoming Events



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2018




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 bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com and visit http://BonsaiLakeMerritt.com.




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.




March 23 – 24, 2019 Oakland, California
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 38th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Lakeside Park Garden Center , 666 Bellevue Avenue . Show hours are 5 – 9 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday. Light dinner at 5:30 PM Saturday followed by a bonsai demonstration by club members from 6:30 to 9 PM. Benefit drawing of demo tree(s). Winning ticket must be present to win. Sales of plants, bonsai, and other bonsai related items both days. Admission is free. Parking fee to the Lakeside Park entrance is required during the park hours. For more information, please contact Janice Dilbeck janicedilbeck@comcast.net




March 23 - 24, 2019 San Marino, California
California Bonsai Society Show: Annual show at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, Ahmanson Room, Show hours are 10 AM - 4:30PM both days. Demonstration Saturday at 11 AM will feature the reconstructing of John Naka’s Goshen 3. Admission fee to enter Huntington Library and Gardens: Adult: $29, Senior (65+): $24, Student (f/t ID): $24, Youth (4-11): $13, Child (under 4): free, Groups (15+): $23, Huntingtom Library Members free - Parking free.




April 6 – April 7, 2019 Sacramento, California
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: 42nd Annual show will be held at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM with a demonstration at 2 PM each day by Yuzo Maruyama. Free Admission. Amenities include refreshments, light snacks, door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Member and vendor sales of plants and bonsai-related items, as well as a food vendor will also be available. For more information contact Bonsai Sekiyu Kai at bonsaisekiyukai@gmail.com




April 12 – 14, 2019 Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Bonsai Society: 46th Annual Exhibition at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Hours are 9 AM - 4:30 PM daily with demonstrations at 11 AM and 2 PM. Garden admission $13 adults and $7 children/students, includes all garden exhibits such as the butterfly greenhouse and Zen garden. Pavilion exhibit will display 40 specimen trees, beginner's area offers up to 30 more. Vendor tent has trees for sale, raffle prizes, locally made pots, Bonsai Basics class registration for three sessions to follow show. Visit our website at tucsonbonsai.org.



April 13 - 14, 2019 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 10 AM – 4 PM with a demonstration by Dennis Makishima at 1:30PM both days. Beginner workshop: Sunday morning from 10 AM - Noon. Large member sales and vendor areas, free admission and plenty of parking. Benefit drawings both Saturday and Sunday, will include each day’s demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information visit our website: http://abasbonsai.org, or contact Renee Seely at (916) 929-2106, email breadcrust@comcast.net.




April 13 - 14, 2019 San Jose , California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 48th Annual Spring Exhibit at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street . Hours are Noon – 5 PM Saturday and Noon – 4 PM Sunday. Demonstration at 1 PM by Steve Iwaki on Saturday and Mr. Katsumi Kinoshita from Monterey on Sunday. Club member sales of plants and containers. For information call Carl Morimoto at (408) 296-7660.




April 27 – 28, 2019 Palo Alto, California
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 59th Annual Show, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Show hours are Saturday Noon – 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM with a demonstration at 1:30 PM each day (Saturday's demonstration provided by Sam Adina and 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 charlenerae@mac.com or visit www.kusamurabonsai.org.




April 28, 2019 Watsonville, California
Watsonville Bonsai Club: 46th Annual Bonsai Exhibit will be held at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. Show hours are 11 AM - 4 PM, with a demonstration by award winning Bonsai Master Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30 PM. Over 50 outstanding large, small, young and old bonsai 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. Member / Vendor Sales area. For more information contact Michael Anderson at (831)247-9028 or margiesmemories@aol.com.





May 4 - 5, 2019 Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bonsai Club: Annual Spring Show at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM, with a Sam Adina demonstration at 1:30 PM, both days. Large member sales and vendor areas, free admission and plenty of parking. The benefit drawings both days will include the demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information visit our website: http://www.sacramentobonsaiclub.com or contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at (916) 300-8103 or e-mail juddbonsai@att.net



May 18-19, 2019 Santa Barbara, California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition and plant sale in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre (Corner of Foothill Rd.). Show hours are 11 AM - 4 PM Saturday and Noon - 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1 PM on both days. Free admission. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email joeyuccaseed@verizon.net, or visit www.santabarbarbonsai.org.




May 18 – 19, 2019 Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento: 41st Annual showing of beautiful blooming Satsuki azalea bonsai at Shepard Art and Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM both days. “Create your own azalea bonsai” workshop both days at 11 AM (Fee: $20). Raffle, vendors, Satsuki information booth, free parking and entrance.



May 18 - 19, 2019 Palo Alto, California
Akebono Bonsai Club and Kashu Suiskei Kai: Annual Show held at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road. Show hours are Noon - 5 PM with a demonstration on each day at 2 PM. Free Admission. Bonsai trees and other bonsai related items will be for sale. Raffle drawings for door prizes and demonstration trees immediately following each demonstration. Must be present to win. For more information call Gary at 650-703-1587.





May 18 – 19, 2019 Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai: 24th Annual Satsuki Bonsai Spring Show "Flowers Abound" at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Featuring Satsuki Azalea Bonsai in full flower bloom. Expert demonstration on styling, educational forums all day, member sales with beginner and Japan imported materials, vendors, silent auctions. Free admission and public parking available. For further information contact George Haas at gwhaas@comcast.net or visit club website http://satsukiazaleabonsai.org.



May 19, 2019 Van Nuys, California
Sansui Kai: Annual Bonsai Show at the beautiful Japanese Garden, 6100 Woodley Ave. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with a demonstration at 1 PM. Come view member trees, members sale table, Bonsai demonstration and tour the beautiful Japanese Garden. For more information contact: Steve Riley at tonapahal1953@gmail.com





June 1- 2, 2019 San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 36th 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 from 1 – 3 PM. Demo tree will be raffled. 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 eclectic.gardener@yahoo.com.






June 1, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Bonsai Society: Annual bonsai show, "Bonsai in the Desert" at the West Charleston Library, 6301 West Charleston Boulevard. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM. Headliner is Todd Schlafer of First Branch Bonsai. He will be conducting a lecture at 11 AM followed by a demonstration at 1 PM. For more information please contact Ira Sisson (206) 852-6510 or irasisson@hotmail.com

June 2, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Bonsai Society:On Sunday, June 2, 2019 Todd Schlafer of First Branch Bonsai will be holding workshops by pre-registration only. For more information please contact Ira Sisson (206) 852-6510 or irasisson@hotmail.com




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 www.cvbs-bonsai.org





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