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Northern California Clubs

updated: 4/20/23

American Bonsai Association Sacramento *
Club Website:
Facebook / Instagram:  American Bonsai Association Sacramento
Club Email:

Meeting Day: 4th Tuesday
Time: 6:00PM (beginners); 6:30PM (main meeting)

Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816

Second Meeting Day:  Monthly workshop dates vary – see website

Club Contact: Dodie Newman, President, 916-799-9575

Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Kathleen O’Donnell, Vice-President, 916-502-5022
Contact Email:


Bonsai Sekiyu Kai*
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday
 Time: 7:00PM

Location: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818

Second Meeting Day: Saturday after 3rd Wednesday
 Second Time: 9:00AM

Second Location: Maruyama Nursery, 1415 47th Ave Ste F, Sacramento, CA
Club Contact:  Steve Fat, 


Chico Bonsai Society*
Club Website: 
Social Media:  Facebook – Chico Bonsai Society
 Meeting Day: 2nd  Sunday 
Time: 10:30AM

Location: Chico Butte County Library, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, 95927
Club Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1869, Chico, CA 95927

Club Contact:  Ruben Rodarte, President, 530-321-9813
Contact Email:
Club Contact: John McDonald, 530-321-1139
 Contact Email:
Club Contact: Leo Martinez, Treasurer, (916) 549-4018
 Contact Email:

Humboldt Bonsai Society*

Meeting Day: 1st Sunday
Time: 12:00PM

Location: Mad River Gardens Nursery, 3384 Janes Rd, Arcata, CA 95521
Club Contact: Kim Chamberlain, President, 707-498-3586
 Contact Email: 
Club Contact:  Donna Jean Hooker, 707-822-6705 Contact Email:


Marin Bonsai Club*

Club Website: 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 (Open Workshop)
 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: Club Contact:  Tung X. Dao Contact Email:


Mother Lode Bonsai Club* 
Facebook:  @MotherLodeBonsaiClub
Meeting Day: 1st Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM (no meetings in July & August; members-only potlucks in June & December) 
Location: San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas, CA 95249

Club Contact: Doug Lau, President, 209-588-6834
  Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Bob Dean, 209-754-5887  Contact Email:

Napa Valley Bonsai Club*
Club Website: 
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:
Club Contact:  Patti Ihli, 510-541-7337

Nevada County Bonsai Club*
Social Media:  Facebook Nevada County Bonsai Club
 Meeting Day: 3rd Tuesday
Time: 6:00PM

Location: Madelyn Helling Nevada County Library, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959
Club Contact: Phil Richardson, President, 530-210-0142
 Contact Email:
Club Contact: Chuck Hart, Treasurer, 530-477-1892 
Contact Email:


Redwood Empire Bonsai Society*

Club Website:
Social Media:  Facebook - Redwood Empire Bonsai Society
 Meeting Day: 4th Thursday
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Rohnert Park Community Center, Garden Room, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, Ca 94928
Club Contact: Alan Murakami, President, 707-380-7400 
Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Michael Murtaugh, Vice-President, 707-578-1763
Contact Email:

Sacramento Bonsai Club*

Club Website:
Social Media:  Facebook – Sacramento Bonsai Club 
Meeting Day: 2nd Monday
Time: 6:30PM

Location: Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818

Club Contact:  Lucy Sakaishi-Judd, President, 916-300-8103
 Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Paul Holtzen, 916-799-7536 Contact Email:


Satsuki Aikokai Association
Social Media:  Facebook – Satsuki Aikokai Association
 Meeting Day: Saturday 

Location: Contact Eric for details 
Club Contact: Eric Trevena, President, 209-367-9452

Contact Email:
Club Email:            


Sierra Bonsai Club*
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday
Time: 6:30PM

Location: Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Rd, Penryn, CA 95663

Club Contact: Lucy Sakaishi-Judd, President, 916-300-8103 Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Georgia Ann Vonk, Secretary, 916-214-6748 Contact Email: 

*Member of Golden State Bonsai Federation

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