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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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December 14th
7pm – 9pm General Membership Meeting
New 2016 schedule and By Laws will be presented for approval
Annual Pot Luck "Dinner"; any dishes and guests are welcome!

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

January 16 – 17, 2016
Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai: 52nd Annual Winter Silhouette show
Arcadia, CA
Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave. Hours are 10 AM – 4:30 PM with demonstration at 1 PM each day and Saturday night 6:30 – 9 PM Nagata-Komai Award Ceremony for Marge Blasingame. Trees, pots, and bonsai related items for sale. For more information contact Lindsay Shiba at ljshiba@juno.com or Ken Teh at hanyuls@yahoo.com.

January 16-17, 2016
Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai: Winter Silhouette Show
Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles Arboretum, 10:30am to 4:30pm Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai will be conducting its annual Winter Silhouette show were trees will be displayed in their leafless form during Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There will be a benefit dinner and auction on Saturday January 16, 2016. It is one of the oldest show running in the Southern California region and has been a tradition for 50 plus years. For more information, contact Lindsay Shiba at (626) 806-0937

January 23 – 24, 2016
Bay Island Bonsai: Annual Bonsai Exhibit
Oakland, CA
Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Auction at 1 PM on Saturday, with preview at Noon. Workshop on Sunday open to the bonsai community. Guided tours of the exhibit Saturday and Sunday. Vendor sales, club sales, educational bonsai material for sale and a special pot sale this year. Entry to the exhibit is free, donations accepted. Learn more and register for the workshop by calling (510) 919-5042 or visit http://bayislandbonsai.com/bib-annual-exhibit/.

February 5 – 7, 2016
California Shohin Seminar @ Hotel Mission de Oro
Santa Nella, CA
Feb 5: Registration 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations from Noon – 6 PM, Exhibit and Vendor areas set-up 11 AM – 5 PM; everyone is invited to share their treasured Shohin Bonsai in the Exhibit. Feb 6: Exhibit opens for Registration, Viewing, Vendor Sales, Workshops, Raffle & Benefit Drawing 8 AM – 5 PM. Feb 7: Exhibit Open 9 AM – Noon with demonstrations, and business meeting. Registration Forms available on the website. Attendees who only want access to vendor and exhibit may purchase a day pass. For more information see our website: http://www.calshohin.org/, email: calshohin@yahoo.com, or phone: Randi Keppeler (650) 598-0127.

February 27 – 28, 2016
Bonsai-A-Thon XX at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
1151 Oxford Road; annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington. Admission to the event is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early bird” registration between 8 AM – 9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, a tour hosted by Jim Folsom (Director of the Garden), demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle and auction. Sunday only:a behind the scenes tour of The Huntington Bonsai Nursery with Ted Matson. For more information, contact Bill Wawrychuk at (818)790-9415 or b_wawrychuk@yahoo.com.

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