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!
Please click here to view this years calendar of events.
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
October 25 - 29, 2017
Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF)
2017 Convention 40 "Bonsai New Horizon" at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street near Main. Headliners: Kunio Kobayashi, David Nguy, Boon Manakitivipart. Guest Artists: Ted Matson, Tak Shimazu, and more. Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, work-shops, benefit drawings, vendors, etc. For more information, please visit gsbfconvention.org.
December 2, 2017
Fresno Bonsai Society
Tenth Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at the Clovis Botanical Garden, 945 North Clovis Ave. Fun starts at 8 AM and ends at 2 PM.Everything bonsai for sale: pre-bonsai, finished trees, pots new and used, books, soil, stands, accent plants, suiseki and more. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell or trade bonsai related items. Small-town bargain prices. Coffee, donuts, free admission, lots of parking; join old friends for this annual ritual and come early for the best selection. For more information, contact David Soho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 17 – 18, 2018
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt
The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fund Raiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM; Plant Sales start at 10 AM; Demonstrations start at 1 PM. Everyone is encouraged to submit their bonsai and bonsai related items for consideration to be included in the Mammoth Auction at the earliest date possible. The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. Please visit the Garden and observe the many installments under the Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) project. For more information or to sell bonsai, email email@example.com and visit http://gsbf-lakemerritt.org.
February 24 – 25, 2018
Bonsai-A-Thon XXII at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road. This is the annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington. Event admission is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early bird” registration between 7:30 AM - 9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM – 5 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle and auction. For more information visit www.gsbfhuntington.com