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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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May 6 (Fri.)

May 7- 8
(Sat. - Sun.) Sacramento Buddhist Church
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May 9 (Mon.)
Club Meeting: Satsuki Azaleas
(Club participation workshop: repot/style)
Bring bonsai trees for critique; tools, table cover (wire 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 30 – May 1, 2016
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 56th Annual Show, Lucie Stern Community Center
Palo Alto, CA
1305 Middlefield Road. Show hours are Saturday, Noon – 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Free admission. Bonsai pots and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.kusamurabonsai.org.

May 7, 2016
Napa Valley Bonsai: Club 38th Annual Show
Napa, CA
Show hours are 11 AM to 4 PM, with demonstration by Jonas Dupwuich at 1 PM. Display, Silent auction, Sales, and Vendors areas.

May 7-8, 2016
Sacramento Bonsai Club: 70th Annual Bonsai & Suiseki Show
Sacramento, CA
Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Noon – 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM on Sunday with demonstration at 2 PM each day. Demonstration by the well-known bonsai artist Sam Adina, followed by the demo raffle and more prizes. Free Admission. For more information contact: Gary Judd (916) 622-8048.

May 14-15, 2016
Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai: Annual Exhibit “Serenity through Bonsai”
Gardena, CA
Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St. Novice to master bonsai exhibited. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM both days with a demonstration at 1 PM ((Saturday) a round-robin and (Sunday) a Saikei demonstration by Mr. Frank Goya will be held). The demonstration items will be in the benefit drawing, which follows each demonstration. On Saturday a beginner’s hands-on workshop at 10:30 AM will be held. For more details about our club and show visit our website http://daiichibonsaikai.wordpress.com or contact Doyle Saito at (310) 539-9265.

May 21-22, 2016
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. 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 Tom Post (805) 964-2717, email tompostart@yahoo.com or visit www.santabarbarbonsai.org

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