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Welcome to the Sacramento Bonsai Club

We are proud to be a non-profit organization, promoting and introducing the art of Bonsai and Suiseki to the Sacramento community since 1946.

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We are proud to say that we are the oldest bonsai club in the state of California and our club is only getting bigger in size.

The Sacramento Bonsai Club, established in 1946, is the oldest club in the United States and is an active club with active members. The club has special guest instructors and “hands-on” workshops led by instructors or members at our monthly “second Monday evening” meetings. There are also scheduled Saturday transplanting workshops held at Maruyama Nursery in Sacramento.

The art of suiseki (viewing stones) is also taught by knowledgeable members who have guided us on past collecting trips and dai-making workshops.

Please join us in our celebration of the art of Bonsai and Suiseki!

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Club Meetings and Workshops are held at:
Sacramento Buddhist Church
2401 Riverside Blvd
(Classroom 2)


We encourage everyone to visit our club meeting as our guest, and become a member. Join us in practicing the delicate and peaceful art of bonsai, though it can really be noisy and exciting! Becoming a member is easy!

Simply visit our Membership Page, fill out the form and that is it! You will be contacted by email directly from a club member to inform you about the details. Cost of membership is $20 for the full year.

Upcoming Bonsai Events

March 23 – 24, 2019
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 38th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Oakland, CA
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 janicedilbeck@comcast.net

March 23 - 24, 2019
California Bonsai Society Show
San Marino, CA
California Bonsai Society Show: Annual show at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, Ahmanson Room, Show hours are 10 AM - 4:30PM both days. Demonstration Saturday at 11 AM will feature the reconstructing of John Naka’s Goshen 3. Admission fee to enter Huntington Library and Gardens: Adult: $29, Senior (65+): $24, Student (f/t ID): $24, Youth (4-11): $13, Child (under 4): free, Groups (15+): $23, Huntingtom Library Members free - Parking free.

April 6 – April 7, 2019
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: 42nd Annual Show
Sacramento, CA
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 bonsaisekiyukai@gmail.com.

April 12 – 14, 2019
Tucson Bonsai Society: 46th Annual Exhibition
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Bonsai Society: 46th Annual Exhibition at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Hours are 9 AM - 4:30 PM daily with demonstrations at 11 AM and 2 PM. Garden admission $13 adults and $7 children/students, includes all garden exhibits such as the butterfly greenhouse and Zen garden. Pavilion exhibit will display 40 specimen trees, beginner's area offers up to 30 more. Vendor tent has trees for sale, raffle prizes, locally made pots, Bonsai Basics class registration for three sessions to follow show. Visit our website at tucsonbonsai.org.

April 13 - 14, 2019
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Annual Spring Show
Sacramento, CA
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 a demonstration by Dennis Makishima at 1:30PM both days. Beginner workshop: Sunday morning from 10 AM - Noon. Large member sales and vendor areas, free admission and plenty of parking. Benefit drawings both Saturday and Sunday, will include each day’s demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information visit our website: http://abasbonsai.org, or contact Renee Seely at (916) 929-2106, email breadcrust@comcast.net.

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