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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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No Club Meetings in July and August

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

September 23 – 27, 2015
Kofu Bonsai Kai: 2015 Bonsai Fest at the Bowers Museum “The Bonsai Tradition: Cultural Arts of Japan”
Santa Ana, CA
John M. Lee Court, 2002 N. Main St., Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM daily. Featuring bonsai trees of the members of Kofu Bonsai Kai and special presentations by noted speakers (names, dates and times to be announced). Free to Bowers Museum members or with paid museum admission. Final speaker and presentation schedules will be posted on the Bowers Museum Website: http://www.bowers.org/ and Kofu Bonsai Kai: http://www.kofukai.org/. Questions? Call the museum at (714) 567-3695 or email Michael Walsh at michaeljwalsh@outlook.com.

September 25 – 27, 2015
The Artisans Cup
Portland, OR
The Portland Art Museum. The Artisans Cup is the premier exhibition of American Bonsai. The event will also feature select artisans who are creating distinctive supporting elements such as ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more. For further information, visit our website at http://www.theartisanscup.com/.

September 26 – 27, 2015
Sierra Bonsai Club: Club Show
Penryn, CA
In conjunction with Placer Buddhist Church’s Annual Fall Food Festival. Hours are 11 AM – 4 PM Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM Sunday. Bonsai demonstration by Scott Chadd in the afternoon, both days. For more information contact Robin Knittle at robin_knittle@yahoo.com or Gary Judd at juddbonsai@att.net or 916-622-8048.

October 3 – 4, 2015
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 12th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Thousand Oaks, CA
Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM both days with demonstrations at 11 AM (Saturday) and 2 PM (Sunday) in the Bandstand. Free Admission. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at www.cvbs-bonsai.org.

October 17 – 18, 2015
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 44th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Union City, CA
Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Hours are Saturday Noon to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Demonstrations each day at 2 PM by Johnny Uchida, with Mike Baker and Tony Hayworth. Benefit raffle each day after the demo. Raffle includes the demo tree. Large Vendor and Plant Sales area. Free Admission & Parking. For additional information, call Tony Hayworth at 510-289-5731 or visit our web site at www.yamatobonsai.org.

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