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Bonsai Events

May 20 - 21, 2017
Sacramento, CA
Satsuki Aikokai of Sacramento: Annual Bonsai Show
Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours are Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, and 10 AM – 4PM, with demonstrations at 1 PM on both days by Yuzo Maruyama. Class “Create your own flowering azalea bonsai” at 11 AM daily with class fee $20. Satsuki information booth, vendors, raffles, etc. For more information contact Ronn Pigram at (916) 428-8505 or satsukiaikokaisac@sbcglobal.net.

May 20-21, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11 AM - 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1 PM both days. Plant sale by the Club. Native plants suitable for bonsai in the Botanic Garden's nursery. Books and other gifts in the Garden Shop. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email joeyuccaseed@verizon.net, or visit www.santabarbarbonsai.org.

May 20 - 21, 2017
Palo Alto, CA
Akebono Bonsai Club and Kashu Suiseki Kai
55th and 51st Annual Show held at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd. Show hours are Noon to 5 PM each day with demonstration at 2 PM, followed by demo raffle and door prizes. Free Admission. For more information contact AkebonoBonsai@gmail.com

May 20-21, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara
Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11 AM - 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1 PM both days. Plant sale by the Club. Native plants suitable for bonsai in the Botanic Garden's nursery. Books and other gifts in the Garden Shop. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email joeyuccaseed@verizon.net, or visit www.santabarbarabonsai.org.

May 20 - 21, 2017
Oakland, CA
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA)
22nd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday. Featuring Bonsai Satsuki Azaleas in full flower bloom! Expert demonstration on styling, educational forums all day, member sales with beginner & Japan imported material, Vendors, Silent auctions, free admission, and public parking available. For more information, contact George Haas at gwhaas@comcast.net or visit our website http://satsukiazaleabonsai.org/.

June 3 - 4, 2017
San Mateo, CA
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 34th Annual Show
San Mateo Garden Center. 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days, with demonstration by Matt Reel from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday (tree will be raffled off at the conclusion of his demo). On Sunday Matt will lead an open view workshop from Noon – 3 PM (one of the workshop trees raffled at conclusion). Large club member plant sale, vendors, door prizes and our always popular raffles. Admission is free. Dr. Bonsai will be available to offer styling and care tips. For more information contact Marsha Mekisich at eclectic.gardener@yahoo.com.

June 3 - 4, 2017
Van Nuys, CA
Sansui Kai of Southern California
Annual Bonsai Show and Sale, Japanese Garden, Tillman Water Reclamation Center, 6100 Woodley Ave. Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations on both days. There will be bonsai trees for sale as well as bonsai related things (pots, stones etc.). For more information contact Jack Reynolds, 805-368-0110.

June 4, 2017
Seaside, CA
Monterey Bonsai Club: 54th Annual Exhibition
Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots and plants. For more information: email Rich Guillen at richguillen@sbcglobal.net or Drew Tucker at dtucker1286@gmail.com.

June 10 – 11, 2017
La Canada-Flintridge, CA
Descanso Bonsai Society
8th Annual Bonsai Show at Van De Kamp Hall, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Show hours are 9AM - 4 PM both days with demonstrations at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Trees from novice to master exhibitors will be on display. A large selection of trees, pots, plants and bonsai related items will be for sale. All events are free with Garden admission. For more information visit our web site, descansobonsai.com.

June 17 & 18, 2017
Livermore, CA
Valley Bonsai Society
9th annual show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on both days. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Admission is free. For additional information contact Charles Harder at bonsainut@comcast.net

June 24 – 25, 2017
Palo Alto, CA
Kusamura Bonsai Club
57th Annual Show will be held at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Hours are Saturday, Noon – 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Saturday demonstration provided by Jonas Dupuich of Bonsai Tonight. Sunday demonstration provided by club members. Free admission. Bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items will be for sale. For more information contact Charlene Fischer at charlenerae@mac.com or www.kusamurabonsai.org.

June 24, 2017
Thousand Oaks, CA
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society
Bonsai exhibition at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, - Conejo Recreation & Park District, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive in the HCFA Community Room. This will be a one day exhibition in conjunction with an Art exhibition from 9 AM to 6 PM. We will have hands-on discussions and demonstrations through-out the day. Free Admission. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at www.cvbs-bonsai.org

September 23 - 24, 2017
San Diego, CA
San Diego Bonsai Club
Fall Bonsai Exhibition at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM both days with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM. Free admission. Bonsai pots and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com or contact Janice Hale.

October 7th, 2017
Cupertino, California
Midori Bonsai Club
56th Annual Bonsai Show at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, from 10 AM – 5 PM with a bonsai demonstration by Juan Cruz at 1:30 PM. The demonstration tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration. There will be a Beginners Workshop for those new to bonsai at 10 AM for a nominal fee. A tree will be provided along with basic instruction. Members will be available to take a look, and advise you, on any bonsai you’d like to bring in. There will be several bonsai vendors to supply you with plant material, tools, pots, etc, and a club member’s plant sale. Admission is free with plenty of parking available.

October 7 - 8, 2017
Thousand Oaks, CA
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society
14th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd; Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM both days with Demonstrations in the Bandstand at 2 PM. Free Admission. No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at www.cvbs-bonsai.orgThe October event will be in the Summer & Winter issue of GS's Calendar of Events.