GSBF Upcoming Events


December 2, 2017 Clovis, California
Fresno Bonsai Society: Tenth Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at the Clovis Botanical Garden, 945 North Clovis Ave. Fun starts at 8 AM and ends at 2 PM.Everything bonsai for sale: pre-bonsai, finished trees, pots new and used, books, soil, stands, accent plants, suiseki and more. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell or trade bonsai related items. Small-town bargain prices. Coffee, donuts, free admission, lots of parking; join old friends for this annual ritual and come early for the best selection. For more information, contact David Soho at


February 17 – 18, 2018 Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fund Raiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM; Plant Sales start at 10 AM; Demonstrations start at 1 PM. 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. The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend Noon 12:00 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, and 9:00AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Please visit the Garden and observe the many installments under the Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) project. For more information or to sell bonsai, email and visit

Feb. 24 – 25, 2018 San Marino, California

Bonsai-A-Thon XXII 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 7:30 AM - 9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM – 5 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle and auction. For more information visit

March 24 – 25, 2018 Oakland, California
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 37th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are 5 – 9 PM Saturday and 12 noon – 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

March 24 - 25, 2018 Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Bonsai Society: 46th annual exhibition in the pavilion at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Show hours are 9 AM to 4 PM daily. Show in the pavilion will feature 24 trees, while the intermediate and beginning students trees will be staged outside pavilion. Continuous demos by club mentors, bonsai for sale and raffle. Bonsai Basics 3-session classes start in April. Garden admission for adults of $13 include all features of the gardens, such as the butterfly greenhouse and Zen garden. Visit website at:

March 31 – April 1, 2018 Sacramento, California
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: 41st Annual show at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM daily with a demonstration at 2 PM. 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. For more information contact Bonsai Sekiyu Kai at

April 4 - 8, 2018 Daly City, California
Bonsai Society of San Francisco Bonsai Exhibit at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM - 7 PM Wednesday thru Saturday, and 10 AM - 6 PM on Sunday. There will be demonstrations daily and sales of bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items by the club. For more information contact Bernard Marque at, or see show website

April 6 - 7, 2018 Fresno, California
GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen: Köen-Nai No Bonsai, Bonsai in the Park, 7775 North Friant Road. We have planned a new event style this year. Join us for an afternoon BBQ on Friday and a full day of bonsai on Saturday.

April 14 - 15, 2018 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 demonstrations by Peter Tea at 1:30 PM both days and a hands-on beginner workshop Sunday morning from 10 AM – 12 PM. There is a large member and vendor sales area, plenty of free parking and admission. A benefit drawing follows the demonstration each day and will include that day’s demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information call Renee Seely (916) 929-2106 or email , or visit our website

April 14 - 15, 2018 San Jose, California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 47th 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 with demonstration at 1PM both days. Sales of plants and pots by the club and sales by vendors. For information call Jim Urhausen (408)275-8059.

April 14 - 15, 2018 Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai: 30th Annual Bonsai Show at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street. Show hours are from 10 AM - 5 PM with demonstration at 2 PM both days. Saturday’s demonstrator is Jonas Dupuich and Sunday’s is yet to be determined. Demonstration tree and trees prepared by club members will be part of the raffle after each day's demonstration. Sales area will include quality vendor and member trees, pots, and other related bonsai items. In addition, enjoy the Watsonville Taiko Drummers, a Martial Arts demonstration, and other Japanese cultural events in the recently revitalized Abbott Square next to the Museum. Admission price is $5.00 for both the Museum and the Bonsai Show. For more information, contact Ed Lambing at

April 21, 2018 Modesto, California
Modesto Bonsai Club: 36th Annual Show at the Clarion Inn, 1612 Sisk Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM with demonstration by Bonsai artist Sam Adina at 1 PM. Free admission, open to the public. Exhibit, multiple raffles, and sales of trees, pots and other related items.

April 21 – 22, 2018 Palo Alto, California

Kusamura Bonsai Club: 58th Annual Show, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Show hours are Noon – 5 PM Saturday, and 11 AM - 5 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Saturday's demonstration by Darren and Laura Wong (Soh-Ju-En Satsuki Bonsai) and Sunday's demonstration by club members. Free admission and kids corner. Bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items will be for sale. For more information contact Charlene Fischer at or visit

April 28 - 29, 2018 San Diego, California
San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Show at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM both days. Free admission; there will be Bonsai plants, Bonsai Pots for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit, or contact Abe Far 619-384-0004

May 4 - 5, 2018 Sacramento, California

Sacramento Bonsai Club: 72nd Annual Show Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Noon - 5 pm , Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm Sunday with demonstrations at 2 pm by Bonsai artist Sam Adina both days, followed by benefit drawings. Free Admission, open to the public. Club member sales of bonsai-related items.

May 12- 13, 2018 Albuquerque New Mexico
Albuquerque Bonsai Club: 40th Annual Bonsai Show at the Albuquerque Biological Park, 903 10th SW. Show hours are 9 AM - 5 PM both days with daily demonstrations. The indoor show will be held in the Botanic Garden Showroom. Trees from novice to master exhibitors will be on display.All events are free with garden admission. Please visit our web site,

May 19 - 20, 2018 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.). Hours are 11 AM - 4 PM Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations by Ann Erb and Mel Ikeda. Free admission. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email, or visit

May 19 - 20, 2018 Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA): 23rd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show, Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstration by Johnny Uchida Saturday 1 – 3 PM (Demonstration tree to be raffled). Beginning bonsai workshop Sunday 1 – 3 PM limited space available, $20 fee and sign-up required. Participating vendors – North American Satsuki Bonsai Center – Rick Garcia and Shojuen – Darren and Laura Wong. Free admission. Public parking available. For more information contact George Haas at or visit BASA website

May 19 – 20, 2018 Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai Association: Annual show held at Shepard Garden Center 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1:30 PM both days by botanist and bonsai nurseryman Yuzo Maruyama. Create your own azalea bonsai class at 11 AM both days. Raffles, vendors and Satsuki information booth. Free entrance and parking. For more information contact: Ronn Pigram (916) 428 8505 or email -

May 20, 2018 Van Nuys, California
Sansui 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 at 1PM. Entry fee $5 to show and garden. There will be bonsai trees for sale as well as bonsai related things (pots, stones etc.).

June 2 - 3, 2018 San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 35th 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 Jonas Dupuich from 1 – 3 PM Saturday and Noon – 3 PM Sunday a workshop led by Jonas. Demo tree will be raffled off and one of the workshop trees will be raffled at the 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

June 3, 2018 Seaside, California
Monterey Bonsai Club: 55th Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are from 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration is at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Bonsai door prizes and bonsai trees will be available. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots, plants and books. For more information: email Rich Guillen at or Drew Tucker at