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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!


Next Months Meeting:
April 14th
7pm – 9pm Club Meeting
Ted Matson: Round robin style
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
(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 24 – 27 2014
Orange County Bonsai Society: 25th Annual Spring Garden Show
Costa Mesa
South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St. Display of trees in the traditional Japanese style. Bonsai and accent plant demonstration by in house Masters. The Spring Garden Show is a diverse and outstanding selection of unusual and exotic plants, garden tools, garden ornaments and art, competition gardens and children’s programs. Free admission and parking! For more information, visit www.springgardenshow.com or contact David Nadzam at (714) 345-6966 or dnadzam@socal.rr.com.

April 26 – 27, 2014
Modesto Bonsai: 33th Annual Spring Show
Park Inn by Radisson – 1720 Sisk Road. Hours: Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM; and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations both days at 2 PM by Sam Adina. Raffles, Auctions, Exhibit, and Sales of plants, pots, tools. Free Admission. For more information visit ModestoBonsai.com.

April 26, 2014
Bonsai Estate Sale
The Fresno Bonsai Society is Conducting an Estate Sale
To Disperse the Beautiful Collection of Robert Iseman
Saturday April 26th, 2014
Examination of Sale Items from 10AM till Noon
Live Auction Will Begin Promptly at Noon
Auction will be at 736 West Browning Avenue
Fresno, California 93704
More than 60 Bonsai Including Many Show Quality Trees
More than 100 Pots of Various Sizes and Quality
Numerous Bonsai Tools
Copper and Aluminum Wire and Supplies
All Sales are Cash and Carry
Participants Should Arrive Early Enough to Register Before Noon
Contact Ray Thieme at 559 352-8069 for Information

April 26 – 27, 2014
San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Show
San Diego
Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Free admission; show hours: 10 AM – 5 PM. Demonstrations will be given both days at 11 AM and 1 PM. There will be Bonsai plants and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com, (locate Janice Hale, VP Special Projects, on website’s Contact tab).

April 26 – 27, 2014
Scottsdale Bonsai Society
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Bonsai Society is hosting Boon Manakitivipart; he will do two full-day workshops from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and a demo on the evening of April 26 from 6 to 9 PM. More information at http://scottsdalebonsai.weebly.com.

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