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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:  Bob Ricker, Treasurer, 703-945-0670‬, 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:  Yuzo Maruyama, President, 916-421-6888  Contact Email: 


Chico Bonsai Society*
Club Website: 
Social Media:  Facebook – Chico Bonsai Society

Meeting Day: 2nd  Sunday 
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Butte County Library Conference Room, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, 95926

Second Meeting Day (Board Meeting):  4th Sunday.  Time:  10:00 am

Location:  Chico Elks Lodge #423 Basement Meeting Room, 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chio, CA 95926
Club Contact:  Brad Jenks II, President, 530-864-2662, Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Martin Schwabe, Treasurer, 530-321-9665, 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, President, 408-892-1302, Contact Email:

Club Contact:  Susan Sullivan, Board Member - Programs, 415-595-2606,


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: Bev Meyerhoff, President, 916-934-6916 Contact Email:

Club Contact:  Bob Dean, Treasurer, 209-754-5887  Contact Email:

Club Contact: Doug Lau, Publicity Coordinator, 209-588-6834 cell
209-588-8106 landline  ​
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, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
Club Contact: Phil Richardson, President, 530-210-0142

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:  Ivan Lukrich, President, 707-527-0795  Contact Email:

Club Contact:  Joyce Smith, Treasurer, 484-885-7134  Contact Email:

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

Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
Club Contact:  Lucy Sakaishi-Judd, President, 916-300-8103
 Contact Email:
Club Contact:  Paul Holtzen, 916-799-7536 Contact 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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