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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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Next Months Meeting:
April 13th
7pm – 9pm Club Meeting
Bob Shimon(workshop)
Please bring your tools & table cover; club wire will be provided

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 11 – 12, 2015
American Bonsai Association
Sacramento’s 56th Annual Spring Show

Sacramento, CA
Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Open Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Headliner Dan Robinson, known as ‘The Picasso of Bonsai’, will demonstrate his skill for adding a dose of antiquity to a tree’s soul. Demonstrations will be held on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1:30 PM.  The club is offering a member-led, hands-on beginner workshop Sunday morning.  Those interested may sign up Saturday, or Sunday before 10:00.  The show will feature a large member and vendor sales area with a daily silent auction of quality bonsai and accessories.  Benefit drawings will be held each day after the demonstration to include the demonstration tree and other trees and bonsai-related items. For more information visit http://www.abasbonsai.org/

April 18, 2015
Napa Valley Bonsai Club: Annual Show
Napa, CA
Napa Senior Center 1500 Jefferson St., Hours are 11 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations at 2 PM with Jonas Dupuich. Vendors, Silent Auction and raffle of demo tree. Huge outdoor sales area with trees, pots, and bonsai related items. For more information please visit www.nvbonsai.org.

April 18 – 19, 2015
Modesto Bonsai Club: 34th Annual Spring Show and Exhibit
Modesto, CA
Park Inn by Radisson, 1720 Sisk Rd. Show hours are Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM with demonstration by Sam Adina at 2 PM both days. Free admission. Exhibit, Raffle, Beginners Workshops and more!! Sales of plants, pots and other bonsai items both days (with auction immediately following demo). For more information contact Peter Camarena at (209) 529-1759.

April 25 – 26, 2015
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: Annual Show
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Hours are: Saturday Noon – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Demonstration 2 PM both days by Yuzo Maruyama. Amenities include refreshments, light snacks, door prizes, raffles and a Silent Auction. Member and vendor sales of plants and bonsai-related items will also be available. For more information contact Doug Hamby at (916) 273-2328 or doughamby@gmail.com.

April 25 – 26, 2015
San Diego Bonsai Club: 50th Anniversary Exhibition
San Diego, CA
Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park, with Balboa Park’s 100th year events. SDBC will honor lifetime bonsai masters and mentors with a special table to showcase their bonsai and/or pots. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM daily. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Bonsai of various sizes/species and other bonsai related items for sale by club members. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com or contact Gary Jones via the website.

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