Bonsai Events

September 6 - 9, 2018
Santa Ana, CA
Kofu Bonsai Kai: 2018 Bonsai Fest at the Bowers Museum
John M. Lee Court, 2002 N. Main St., Daily 10 AM - 4 PM, Featuring bonsai trees of the members of Kofu Bonsai Kai and special presentations by noted speakers (names, dates and times to be announced). Free entrance to bonsai area. Access to other museum exhibits requires admission ticket. Questions? Call the museum at (714) 567-3695 or email Michael Walsh at michaeljwalsh@outlook.com. Final speaker and presentation schedules will be posted on the Bowers Museum Website: http://www.bowers.org/ and Kofu Bonsai Kai: http://www.bowers.org/

September 22, 2018
San Andreas, CA
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Rd.). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstration by bonsai artist Joan Scroggs at 1 PM and benefit prize drawing immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email richardwandr@aol.com. Visit club website at www.motherlodebonsai.org.

September 22, 2018
San Andreas, CA
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Rd.). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstration by bonsai artist Joan Scroggs at 1 PM and benefit prize drawing immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email richardwandr@aol.com. Visit club website at www.motherlodebonsai.org.

September 29 - 30, 2018
San Diego, CA
San Diego Bonsai Club: Annual Fall Show
San Diego Bonsai Club: Annual Fall 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 on both days. Show is free and is open to the public. We will be selling bonsai and bonsai-related items (bonsai, pre-bonsai, bonsai pots, and others). For more information, please visit sandiegobonsaiclub.com.

October 6th, 2018
Cupertino, CA
Midori Bonsai Club: 57th Annual Bonsai Show
Midori Bonsai Club: 57th Annual Bonsai Show at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM with a bonsai demonstration by Jonas Dupuich 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. A tree will be provided along with basic instruction. The workshop will begin at 10 AM, with a nominal fee. We will also 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. Come join us for a fun day of bonsai! For further information contact: Jack Christiansen(408) 280-7539, or Jackchristiansen@sbcglobal.net

October 6 – 7, 2018
Thousand Oaks, CA
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 15th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 15th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations in the Bandstand at 1 PM both days. 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.org .

October 13 - 14, 2018
Oakland, CA
East Bay Bonsai Society: 57th Annual Show
East Bay Bonsai Society: 57th Annual Show will be held at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM - 4 PM on Sunday. Jonas Dupuich, will perform demonstrations from 1 - 3:30 PM both days. The show will feature over 50 tree varieties and will also feature a plant sale and raffle. Additional event information can be found at info@eastbaybonsai.org.

October 24 - 28, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight”
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight” held at the McClellan Conference Center. Registration begins July 1st online at http://www.gsbfconvention.org/ for Convention, Workshops, Seminars, Excursions, etc. GSBF recommended lodging is Lion’s Gate Hotel at McClellan Park. This year's headliners are Yasuo Mitsuya, Suthin Sukosolvisit, and Bjorn Bjorholm. Please join GSBF and Yasuo Mitsuya’s esteemed students in honoring Mitsuya-san for his influence on bonsai in the modern era. Hosting Yasuo Mitsuya’s visit are: Kathy Shaner, Hideko Metaxas, Boon Manakitivipart, Kenji Miyata, Cheryl Manning, David DeGroot, Gordon Deeg.

December 1, 2018
Clovis, CA
Fresno Bonsai Society and GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection: 10th Annual Bonsai Yard Sale
Fresno Bonsai Society and GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection: 10th Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at the Clovis Botanical Garden, 945 North Clovis Avenue, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Free parking and bargains galore on bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, books,stands, accent plants and all things bonsai. Everyone one is welcome to buy, sell or trade. Come early for the best selection. Contact Dave Soho for more information at 530 722-7132 or Mike Saul at tinytreeme@sbcglobal.net.

February 16 – 17, 2019
Oakland, CA
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fundraiser
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fundraiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt . Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 p.m.. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 a.m.; Plant Sales start at 10 a.m.; Demonstration start at 1 p.m. 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. “Private collections to be featured.” The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Please find time to visit the Bonsai 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://BonsaiLakeMerritt.com.

Feb. 23 – 24, 2019
San Marino, CA
Bonsai-A-Thon XXIII at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Bonsai-A-Thon XXIII 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 8 AM - 9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM - 4:30 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle and auction. For more information visit The GSBF Collection at The Huntington.

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