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.
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!
Next Months Meeting:
7pm – 9pm Club Meeting
Sam Adina (Round Robin)
Bring bonsai trees for critique. (Bring your trees and necessary materials to work on them.)
Club Meetings and Workshops are held at:
Sacramento Buddhist Church
2401 Riverside Blvd
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
June 6 – 7, 2015
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 32nd Annual Show
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, next to Beresford Park. Admission is free. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM; with Bonsai Master, David Nguy, conducting a demonstration Saturday and open viewing workshop Sunday from Noon – 3 PM, both days. Raffle and door prizes will be drawn both days at 3pm. Vendor sales, and member plant sales will be featured. Dr. Bonsai will be available to answer questions regarding bonsai care. For additional information contact Marsha Mekisich at (650) 477-4761.
June 13 – 14
Descanso Bonsai Society: 46th Annual Bonsai Show
La Canada, CA
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1:30 PM both days. The indoor show will be held in Van De Kamp Hall. Trees from Novice to Master exhibitors will be on display. A large selection of bonsai trees, pots, bonsai stock and accessories will be for sale. All events are free with garden admission. For more information visit our web site at www.descanso-bonsai.com .
June 13 – 14, 2015
California Suiseki Society: 20th Annual Show
Lakeside Garden Center on Lake Merritt, 666 Belleview Ave. Free admission. Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM. Featuring our best stones collected from California sites over the last two decades under our late beloved sensei, Felix Rivera. The sales area will feature Suiseki books and magazines (many out of print) as well as Suiseki and Viewing Stones from members’ collections. For information, contact Henry van der Voort at email@example.com or Bob Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 14, 2015
Monterey Bonsai Club: 52nd Annual Exhibition
Monterey-Peninsula Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are from 11 AM – 4 PM with a demonstration at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. There will be a benefit drawing for bonsai trees. Silent auction area will include bonsai trees, pots and pre-bonsai material. For more information contact Rich Guillen at email@example.com or Dianne Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 22 – 23, 2015
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 32th Annual Show
Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa Veterans building, 1351 Maple Ave. 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations both days at 1 PM by club sensei Kathy Shaner. Large exhibit of members’ trees, vendors’ sales room, members’ sales room, raffle and silent auction. Free admission, parking and treats. Contact Bob Shimon @ 707-884-4126 or email@example.com