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.
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!
No Club Meetings in July and August
Club Meetings and Workshops are held at:
Sacramento Buddhist Church
2401 Riverside Blvd
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
East Bay Bonsai Society’s 2015 Auction
Garden Center at Lake Merritt Park, 666 Bellevue Avenue on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:30pm (preview at 7:00 pm) featuring trees, pots, and bonsai items. For more information, visit www.eastbaybonsai.org
August 1 – 2, 2015
San Francisco Suiseki Kai: 34th Annual Suiseki Exhibit
San Francisco, CA
Union Bank Community Room, Japan Center, 1675 Post Street. Hours are 10 AM – 5 PM both days.Show coincides with the 42nd annual Nihonmachi Street Fair, so come early and enjoy your day in San Francisco’s historic Japan Town! Suiseki and stone sales. For more information about our club, contact email@example.com or visit http://sfsuisekikai.wordpress.com.
August 22 – 23, 2015
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 32th Annual Show
Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa Veterans building, 1351 Maple Ave. 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations both days at 1 PM by club sensei Kathy Shaner. Large exhibit of members’ trees, vendors’ sales room, members’ sales room, raffle and silent auction. Free admission, parking and treats. Contact Bob Shimon @ 707-884-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 23 – 27, 2015
Kofu Bonsai Kai: 2015 Bonsai Fest at the Bowers Museum “The Bonsai Tradition: Cultural Arts of Japan”
Santa Ana, CA
John M. Lee Court, 2002 N. Main St., Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM daily. Featuring bonsai trees of the members of Kofu Bonsai Kai and special presentations by noted speakers (names, dates and times to be announced). Free to Bowers Museum members or with paid museum admission. Final speaker and presentation schedules will be posted on the Bowers Museum Website: http://www.bowers.org/ and Kofu Bonsai Kai: http://www.kofukai.org/. Questions? Call the museum at (714) 567-3695 or email Michael Walsh at email@example.com.
September 25 – 27, 2015
The Artisans Cup
The Portland Art Museum. The Artisans Cup is the premier exhibition of American Bonsai. The event will also feature select artisans who are creating distinctive supporting elements such as ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more. For further information, visit our website at http://www.theartisanscup.com/.