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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!

Announcements

Next Months Meeting:
January 12th
7pm – 9pm Club Meeting
Scott Chadd (workshop)
Please bring your tools & table cover; club wire will be provided

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


Membership

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

December 6th
Fresno Bonsai Society: Seventh Annual Bonsai Yard Sale
Fresno, CA
736 West Browning. Set up begins at 8 AM. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell or trade. Sales include pre-bonsai, finished trees, pots, supplies, stands, books, suiseki and accent plants. Lunch will be available. Great bargains and great fun! If you need a table or more information, contact Ralph Schroeder at ralsch@sbcglobal.net or Peter Schaffert at peteschaffert@gmail.com.

December 26, 2014 – January 2, 2015
California Aiseki Kai: 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Viewing Stones Show
San Marino, CA
Botanical Center of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. Hours are 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day (Closed New Year’s Day). Free parking. For more information see our website: www.aisekikai.com and/or contact hutch@aisekikai.com

January 14, 2015
East Bay Bonsai Society: BREAK IN THE NEW YEAR WITH KATHY SHANER
Oakland, CA
Free demo at 7:30pm on Wednesday at Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Kathy, the first non-Japanese citizen to be honored with the title of Bonsai Master by the Nippon Bonsai Kyodo Kumiai, will demonstrate the nuances of discovering and styling a multi-trunk Korean Hornbeam with superb nebari and age. The demo tree along with other items will be raffled following the demo. Don’t miss this chance to see Kathy in action! To learn more about the East Bay Bonsai Society, please visit www.eastbaybonsai.org

January 24th-25th 2015
Bay Island Bonsai Annual Bonsai Exhibit
Oakland, CA
Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 10AM-4PM, Saturday and Sunday.  Auction on Saturday, preview at noon and auction at 1pm.  Bonsai demonstration by Boon Manakitivipart on Sunday at 1 PM.  Guided tours of the exhibit both Saturday and Sunday.  Vendor sales, Club sales, Educational bonsai material for sale,  A special pots sales this year.   Entry to Exhibit is free, donations accepted.  For more information (510) 919-5042 or go to http://bayislandbonsai.com/bib-annual-exhibit/ 

February 21st – 22nd, 2015
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The annual Mammoth Fund Raiser
Oakland, CA
666 Bellevue Ave. (Garden Center Building). Saturday: Auction preview at noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM, Plant Sales start at 10 AM, and Demonstrations at 1 PM. Also on Sunday help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary! The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will celebrate the many bonsai clubs who have created and supported the Garden by inviting Bonsai Clubs from all over Northern California to showcase their best trees. Bonsai Garden will be open 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. For more information or to sell trees, email bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com and visit www.gsbf-lakemerritt.org.

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