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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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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

October 12 - 13, 2019
East Bay Bonsai Society: Annual Show
Oakland, CA
East Bay Bonsai Society: Annual Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center at Lake Merritt, located at 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on Sunday by Sergio Cuan, notable bonsai artist awarded the “finest deciduous bonsai” at the US National Bonsai Exhibition. There will also be a benefit drawing and sale of bonsai and related materials. For additional information, visit www.eastbaybonsai.org.

October 19, 2019
Midori Bonsai Club: 58th Annual Show
Cupertino, CA
Midori Bonsai Club: 58th Annual Show at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstration by John Thompson at 1:30 PM and demonstration tree raffled off afterwards. Enjoy our new location and show room with over 60 trees on display. Show will include many vendors selling bonsai related items. Included a large club tree sale, and Doctor Bonsai will be their for guest who bring in a outside bonsai trees. Formal in class bonsai school for outsiders at 10 AM who want to purchase a bonsai starter tree for a nominal charge. Free admission, and plenty of free parking outside the building facility. For further information contact: Jack Christiansen (408) 280-7539, or Jackchristiansen@sbcglobal.net.

October 19 - 20, 2019
Capital City Bonsai Association (CCBA): 20th Anniversary Show
Sacramento, CA
Capital City Bonsai Association (CCBA): 20th Anniversary show being held at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with demonstrations at 10 AM and 1 PM both days. This show is a combined effort of the four Sacramento bonsai clubs (American Bonsai Association, Bonsai Sekiyu Kai, Sacramento Bonsai Club, and Satsuki Aikokai). This year's show is very special as we will honor Gary Judd, who passed away on August 9. Gary was Sacramento Bonsai Club president for 20 years and member of American Bonsai Association, Sacramento, Sierra Bonsai Club, Satsuki Aikokai, Bonsai Sekiyu Kai, and Bay Island Bonsai Club. Gary established the Capital City Bonsai Association 20 years ago with the show as a fundraising event to help support the new GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

October 19 - 20, 2019
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 48th Annual Exhibition
Union City, CA
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 48th Annual Exhibition and demonstration, featuring Johnny Uchida, will be held at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, located at 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road. Exhibition hours are Saturday, from 12 PM – 6 PM and Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM with a demonstration each day at 1:30 PM. Free admission and parking. Demo tree will be included in daily raffle as the grand prize. A daily Benefit Raffle will include several nice bonsai and bonsai related items. Event will include a large Vendor and Plant Sales area. Visit our website at: yamatobonsai.org

October 24 – 27, 2019
GSBF Annual Convention 42
Riverside, CA
GSBF Annual Convention 42, Riverside Convention Center, 4300 Market Street, featuring Taiga Urushibata, Enrique Castano, Ryan Bell, Kathy Shaner, David Nguy, Peter Macasieb, Lucy Judd, and Tak Shimazu. For more information visit Convention web page.

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