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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

April 1 - 2, 2017
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 45th Annual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration
San Jose, CA
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street. Show hours are: Saturday Noon - 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM with styling demonstrations at 1 PM on both days. Styled and pre-styled trees, as well as bonsai pots will be offered for sale on both days. For more information, contact Ken Azuma at kennethazuma@sbcglobal.net or visit our website at http://www.sanjosebonsai.org/sjbbc/SJBonsai/SnbMenue/Links_holder/link.html

April 1 - 2, 2017
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: 40th Annual Bonsai Show and Demonstration
Sacramento, CA
Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM with demonstration at 2 PM by Yuzo Maruyama, followed by a benefit raffle both days. There is a bonsai vendor area and a food vendor. Admission and parking are free. For information, email BonsaiSekiyuKai@gmail.com

April 8 – 9, 2017
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Annual Spring Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations by headliner Jonas Dupuich at 1:30 PM both days. Beginner workshop Sunday morning from 10 AM – Noon. Large member and vendor sales area, plenty of free parking, and free admission. Benefit drawing Saturday and Sunday includes bonsai, bonsai related items, and that days demonstration tree. For additional information contact Renee Seely: (916) 929-2106 & email breadcrust@comcast.net or visit our website http://abasbonsai.org.

April 8 - 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai: 29th Annual Show
Santa Cruz, CA
Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM both days with demonstration at 2 PM. Saturday’s demonstrator is “to be determined”, while Sunday’s will be Mr. Katsumi Kinoshita. Demonstration tree and trees prepared by club members will be part of the raffle each day after the demonstration. Sales area will include quality vendor and member trees, pots, and other related bonsai items both days. Admission price of $5.00 includes the Bonsai Show as well as admission to all the Museum exhibits. For more information contact Ed Lambing at edinbonnydoon@comcast.net.

April 8 - 9, 2017
Tucson Bonsai Society: "Bonsai 45"
Tucson, AZ
45th annual show at the Rose Room of the Tucson Woman's Club, 6245 East Bellevue, near Speedway & Wilmot. Show hours are 9 AM - 5 PM both days. Admission $5 per person (includes one raffle ticket), with children under 12 free. Demonstrations of bonsai technique will be ongoing both days, in the patio areas. Show will feature 45 bonsai selected from member collections, an additional educational display of "not yet ready for prime time" trees, and a raffle to benefit the society. Registration for Basics class in April, instructed by GSBF certified instructors. For further information, contact: tucsonbonsaisociety.org.

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