GSBF Upcoming Events

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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 2 - 3 2019 Corona Del Mar, California

Orange Empire Bonsai Society (OESB): First Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Sherman Library & Gardens (, 2647 Pacific Coast Highway. Show hours are 10:30 AM - 4 PM both days. Trees on display, bonsai trees and items for sale. Bonsai Master Jason Chan workshop on Saturday at 11 AM with Prostrata Junipers. Workshop participants will be able to take home a styled and potted tree. OEBS member Debra Mauzy- Melitz will conduct a Saikei demonstration Sunday at 1 PM. Jason Chan will also be representing Eastern Leaf Bonsai at the exhibition. The workshop is limited to (10) people, no bonsai experience required. Tickets for workshop and fee paid to The Sherman Library & Gardens. Check their website for workshop availability, if interested. For more information visit or contact David Nadzam at also, (714) 474-5712 or

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.

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

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

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 or visit

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

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: or contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at (916) 300-8103 or e-mail

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.

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

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.