Bonsai Events

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 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.

October 14 - 15, 2017
Oakland, CA
East Bay Bonsai Society
56th Annual Show will be held at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt.. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM - 4 PM on Sunday. Headliner is bonsai artist, Peter Tea, he will conduct a free styling demonstration on Sunday from 1 - 3:30 PM. The show will feature over 50 tree varieties and ages and will also feature a plant sale and raffle.

October 21 -22, 2017
Union City, CA
Yamato Bonsai Kai
46th Annual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration, featuring Sensei Johnny Uchida will be held at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Hours are noon - 6 PM Saturday, and 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday. Demonstration will begin each day at 1:30 PM, with the demo tree raffled as the Grand Prize. The exhibition will feature over 80 trees from veteran and new club members. Benefit raffle immediately after each demo will have dozens of bonsai items and trees each day. Free admission and parking. Large Vendor area and Plant Sales events will be onsite. Visit us at for directions and further information.

October 21 -22, 2017
Sacramento, CA
Capital City Bonsai Show
The Capital City Bonsai Show is a collaborative show put on by all four Sacramento Area Bonsai Clubs to raise funds to support the GSBF Gardens primarily at Lake Merritt in Oakland. We have this show when the GSBF Convention is not in our area. This year the show is on October 21 & 22 at the Garden Center. John Cota has volunteered to be our club’s representative on the Planning Committee. John is actively looking for a 2nd volunteer from our club that would like to participate in the show planning process. Please consider helping out if you are interested. It’s a great opportunity to meet bonsai friends from other clubs.

October 25 - 29, 2017
Riverside, CA
Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF)
2017 Convention 40 "Bonsai New Horizon" at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street near Main. Headliners: Kunio Kobayashi, David Nguy, Boon Manakitivipart. Guest Artists: Ted Matson, Tak Shimazu, and more. Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, work-shops, benefit drawings, vendors, etc. For more information, please visit

December 2, 2017
Clovis, CA
Fresno Bonsai Society
Tenth Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at the Clovis Botanical Garden, 945 North Clovis Ave. Fun starts at 8 AM and ends at 2 PM.Everything bonsai for sale: pre-bonsai, finished trees, pots new and used, books, soil, stands, accent plants, suiseki and more. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell or trade bonsai related items. Small-town bargain prices. Coffee, donuts, free admission, lots of parking; join old friends for this annual ritual and come early for the best selection. For more information, contact David Soho at

February 17 – 18, 2018
Oakland, CA
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt
he 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 and visit

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

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