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Bonsai Events

February 17 – 18, 2018
Oakland, CA
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt
The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fund Raiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM; Plant Sales start at 10 AM; Demonstrations start at 1 PM. Everyone is encouraged to submit their bonsai and bonsai related items for consideration to be included in the Mammoth Auction at the earliest date possible. The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. Please visit the Garden and observe the many installments under the Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) project. For more information or to sell bonsai, email bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com and visit http://gsbf-lakemerritt.org.

February 24 – 25, 2018
Oakland, CA
Bonsai-A-Thon XXII at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road. This is the annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington. Event admission is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early bird” registration between 7:30 AM - 9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM – 5 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle and auction. For more information visit www.gsbfhuntington.com

March 24 – 25, 2018
Oakland, CA
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 37th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
37th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are 5 – 9 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday. Light dinner at 5:30 PM Saturday followed by a bonsai demonstration by club members from 6:30 to 9 PM. Benefit drawing of demo tree(s). Winning ticket must be present to win. Sales of plants, bonsai, and other bonsai related items both days. Admission is free. Parking fee to the Lakeside Park entrance is required during the park hours. For more information, please contact Janice Dilbeck janicedilbeck@comcast.net

March 24 - 25, 2018
Tucson, AZ.
Tucson Bonsai Society: 46th Annual Exhibition
46th annual exhibition in the pavilion at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Show hours are 9 AM to 4 PM daily. Show in the pavilion will feature 24 trees, while the intermediate and beginning students trees will be staged outside pavilion. Continuous demos by club mentors, bonsai for sale and raffle. Bonsai Basics 3-session classes start in April. Garden admission for adults of $13 include all features of the gardens, such as the butterfly greenhouse and Zen garden. Visit website at: www.tucsonbonsaisociety.org.

March 31 – April 1, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: 41st Annual Show
41st Annual show at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM daily with a demonstration at 2 PM. Amenities include refreshments, light snacks, door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Member and vendor sales of plants and bonsai-related items, as well as a food vendor. For more information contact Bonsai Sekiyu Kai at bonsaisekiyukai@gmail.com.

April 6 - 7, 2018
Fresno, CA
GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen
Köen-Nai No Bonsai, Bonsai in the Park, 7775 North Friant Road. We have planned a new event style this year. Join us for an afternoon BBQ on Friday and a full day of bonsai on Saturday.

April 14 - 15, 2018
Sacramento, CA
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Annual Spring Show
Annual Spring Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations by Peter Tea at 1:30 PM both days and a hands-on beginner workshop Sunday morning from 10 AM – 12 PM. There is a large member and vendor sales area, plenty of free parking and admission. A benefit drawing follows the demonstration each day and will include that day’s demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information call Renee Seely (916) 929-2106 or email breadcrust@comcast.net , or visit our website http://abasbonsai.org.

April 14 - 15, 2018
San Jose, CA
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 47th Annual Spring Exhibit
47th Annual Spring Exhibit at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street. Hours are Noon – 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstration at 1PM both days. Sales of plants and pots by the club and sales by vendors. For information call Jim Urhausen (408)275-8059.

April 14 - 15, 2018
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai: 30th Annual Bonsai Show
30th Annual Bonsai Show at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street. Show hours are from 10 AM - 5 PM with demonstration at 2 PM both days. Saturday’s demonstrator is Jonas Dupuich and Sunday’s is yet to be determined. Demonstration tree and trees prepared by club members will be part of the raffle after each day's demonstration. Sales area will include quality vendor and member trees, pots, and other related bonsai items. In addition, enjoy the Watsonville Taiko Drummers, a Martial Arts demonstration, and other Japanese cultural events in the recently revitalized Abbott Square next to the Museum. Admission price is $5.00 for both the Museum and the Bonsai Show. For more information, contact Ed Lambing at edinbonnydoon@comcast.net.

April 21 – 22, 2018
Palo Alto, CA
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 58th Annual Show
58th Annual Show, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Show hours are Noon – 5 PM Saturday, and 11 AM - 5 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Saturday's demonstration by Darren and Laura Wong (Soh-Ju-En Satsuki Bonsai) and Sunday's demonstration by club members. Free admission and kids corner. Bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items will be for sale. For more information contact Charlene Fischer at charlenerae@mac.com or visit www.kusamurabonsai.org.

April 28 - 29, 2018
San Diego, CA
San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Show
Spring Show at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM both days. Free admission; there will be Bonsai plants, Bonsai Pots for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com, or contact Abe Far 619-384-0004

May 4 - 5, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Bonsai Club: 72nd Annual Show
72nd Annual Show Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Noon - 5 pm , Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm Sunday with demonstrations at 2 pm by Bonsai artist Sam Adina both days, followed by benefit drawings. Free Admission, open to the public. Club member sales of bonsai-related items.

May 19 - 20, 2018
Santa Barbara, CA
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Annual Bonsai Exhibition and plant sale in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre, (Corner of Foothill Rd.). Hours are 11 AM - 4 PM Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations by Ann Erb and Mel Ikeda. Free admission. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email joeyuccaseed@verizon.net, or visit www.santabarbarbonsai.org.

May 19 – 20, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Satsuki Aikokai Association: Annual Show
Annual show held at Shepard Garden Center 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1:30 PM both days by botanist and bonsai nurseryman Yuzo Maruyama. Create your own azalea bonsai class at 11 AM both days. Raffles, vendors and Satsuki information booth. Free entrance and parking. For more information contact: Ronn Pigram (916) 428 8505 or email - satsukiaikokaisac@sbcglobal.net

June 2 - 3, 2018
San Mateo, CA
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 35th Annual Show
35th Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days with demonstration by Jonas Dupuich from 1 – 3 PM Saturday and Noon – 3 PM Sunday a workshop led by Jonas. Demo tree will be raffled off and one of the workshop trees will be raffled at the 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.