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San Francisco Bay Area

Akebono Bonsai Club*
Social Media:  Facebook.com/akebonobonsai

Meeting Day: 1st Friday 
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Palo Alto Buddhist Temple (Issei Hall) 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto 94303
Club Email:  akebonobonsai@gmail.com
Club Contact: Bill Tsuchida, President, 408-857-5463, 408-245-2739
Contact Email: bill.tsuchida@gmail.com
Club Contact:  Sue Ikebe, 650-9676745 Email:  sue@pacificwaterart.com 

 

Bay Area Bonsai Associates*
Location: Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Club Contact: Peter Tea, Principal Officer
Contact Email:  peter@ptbonsai.com 

Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai*

Club Website:  www.satsukiazaleabonsai.org
Meeting Day: 4th Thursday – no meeting July, August, December & January
  Time: 7:00PM

Location: Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Club Contact:  Darren Wong, 707-315-5492
Contact Email:  sohjuen@aol.com
Club Contact: Ron Reid, President, 925-997-4446


 

Bay Area Shohin Society

Meeting Day: 3rd Sunday
Time: 1:00PM

Location: Carlton Corners, 299 Carlton, San Bruno, CA 94066

 

Bonsai Society of San Francisco*
Club Website:  www.bssf.org
Instagram:  Bonsai Society of San Francisco

Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday
Time: 7:30PM

Location: San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers),
1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Club Contact: Samuel Tan, President, 603-276-5994
Contact Email: samueltan@gmail.com

 

California Shohin Society

Meeting Day: Shohin Seminar Biannually
 Time:TBA Location: Santa Nella, CA

Club Contact: Gordon Deeg, President, 650-325-2729, 650-619-3187
Contact Email: gdbonsai90@gmail.com

 

East Bay Bonsai Society*
Club Website: www.eastbaybonsai.org  Facebook:  @EastBayBonsaiSociety
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday
Time: 7:30PM

Location: Lake Merritt Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Club Contact:  Beverly Martinez, President, 925-437-2347‬

Contact Email: martinez_bev@yahoo.com
Club Contact:  Pat Cahill, Treasurer, 510-547-0831

 

Electric Termites Bonsai Club*

Meeting Day: 1st Sunday
Time: 9:00AM

Location: Kathi Page’s Home, 284 Sequoia Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Club Contact: Kathi Page, President, 650-873-1480

Contact Email: drjin@aol.com


 

Kusamura Bonsai Club*

Club Website: Kusamurabonsai.org

Meeting Day: 3rd Friday (no meeting in August)
Time: 7:00PM

Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Club Email: https://www.kusamurabonsai.org/about-our-club/contact-us/
Club Contact: Hal Jerman, Treasurer, 408-568-7791
Contact Email: hjerman@sbcglobal.net
Club Contact:  Charlene Fischer, President, 650-391-5022
Contact Email:  charlenerae@mac.com

 

Marin Bonsai Club* 

Club Website: www.marinbonsai.org

Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday 
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Location: Terra Linda Community Center, Room 4, 670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Second Meeting: 3rd Tuesday (Workshop) – free to members, $20 non-members

Second Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Second Location:  Terra Linda Community Center, Room 4, 670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Club Email:  info@marinbonsai.org
Club Contact:  Marcia Summers, Treasurer, 650-464-3038
Contact Email:  msummers@pon.net

 

Midori Bonsai Club*

Club Website:  https://www.midoribonsai.org
Social Media:  Midori Bonsai Club - Facebook

Meeting Day: 1st Thursday
Time: 7:30PM

Location: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124

Second Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday (workshop)
 Second Time: 7:00PM

Second Location: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Club Mailing Address:  Midori Bonsai Club, P.O. Box 24097, San Jose, CA
Club Contact: John Thompson, Treasurer, 408-371-7737, 408-966-6220
Contact Email: jtbonsai@gmail.com

Club Contact:  Jack Christiansen, President, 408-280-7539
Contact Email:  jackchristiansen@sbcglobal.net

 

Napa Valley Bonsai Club*
Club Website:  www.nvbonsai.org

Meeting Day: 2nd Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559

Club Contact: Brent Ihli, President, 707-294-2292, 510-604-3223

Contact Email: bpjihlis@comcast.net
Club Contact:  Patti Ihli, 510-541-7337

 

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society

Club Website: www.rebsbonsai.org
Social Media: Facebook • Redwood Empire Bonsai Society
Meeting Day: 4th Thursday
Time: 7:00PM

Location: Franklin Park Clubhouse, 2095 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 
Club Contact: Alan Murakami, President

Contact Email: amurakami6@yahoo.com
Club Contact: Paul Wycoff, Treasurer, 707-537-7019

Contact Email: ptwycoffjr@aol.com
 

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club*

Club Website:  www.sanjosebonsai.org

Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday except June July & December
 Time: 7:30PM

Location: San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th St (the Annex), San Jose, CA 95112

Club Contact: Bob Shatsky, Co-President, 408-649-4928
Contact Email:  we5shatskys@comcast.net

Club Contact:  Sue Yea, Co-President, 408-464-7340
Contact Email: saxxysue57@sbcglobal.net

 

San Mateo Bonsai Club*

Meeting Day: 1st Friday
Time: 7:00PM
Location:  503 E. 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402
Second Meeting Day:  Last Tuesday of the month - no meetings Jan, Feb, March & Dec
Second Time:  7:00 PM

Second Location: 503 E. Th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact Email:  sanmateobonsaiclub@earthlink.net

Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai*
Club Websitewww.santacruzbonsaikai.com

Meeting Day: 3rd Saturday
Time: 10:00AM - Noon

Location: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Second Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday/Workshop (Members Only)
 Second Time: 7:00PM

Second Location: Aptos Grange Hall, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Club Contact: Michael Nelson, President
, 831-229-3241
Contact Email:  nelson3m@sbcglobal.net
Club Contact: Elaine Sugasawara, 

Contact Email:  scbksecretary@gmail.com


Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, Inc.*

Club Website: www.seibokubonsaikai.org

Meeting Day: 4th Wednesday
Time: 7:30PM

Location: San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo, CA 94403
Club Email:  seibokubonsaikai@yahoo.com
Club Address:  PO Box 4463, Foster City, CA 94404

Club Contact: Steve Iwaki, President, 650-703-9234

Contact Email:  steve@iwakibonsai.com

Club Contact:  Randi Keppeler
Contact Email:  seibokubonsaikai@yahoo.com

 

Suiseki Societies of Northern California*
Club Website:  SuisekiNorCal.com
Meeting Day:  Varies – contact us  Time:  7:30 PM
Location:  Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Club Contact:  Richard Offeman, Treasurer
Contact Email:  suisekitreasurer@gmail.com
Club Contact:  Alise Offeman, President, 925-330-2991
Contact Email: alacosse@gmail.com

 

Valley Bonsai Society

Club Website:  Valleybonsaisociety.com
Social Media:  Facebook and Instagram 

Meeting Day: 3rd Saturday
Time: 2:00PM

Location: Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Ln, Livermore, CA 94551

Club Contact: Charles Harder, President, 925-980-3438

Contact Email: Bonsainut@comcast.net

 

Watsonville Bonsai Club*
Facebook: 
Watsonville Bonsai Club
Meeting Day: 2nd Saturday
  Time: 1:30PM

Location: J.A.C.L. (Kizuka Hall), 150 Blackburn St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Second Meeting Day: 4th Monday
  Second Time: 6:30PM

Second Location: J.A.C.L. (Kizuka Hall), 150 Blackburn St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Club Contact: Charles Thompson, Treasurer, 831-809-8501

Club Contact: cwthompson1@outlook.com
Club Contact:  Michael Alciati, President, 831-722-9765
Contact Email:  corralitosmike1@gmail.com

 

Yamato Bonsai Kai*
Club Website: www.yamatobonsai.org
Meeting Day: 2nd Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Eden Japanese Community Center, 710 Elgin St, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Club Contact: Michael Butler, President, 510-917-3592

Contact Email:  mbutler639@gmail.com
Club Contact:  John Forsman, 510-825-7449
Contact Email:  caffeinekid@msn.com

*Member of Golden State Bonsai Federation

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