The Phoenix Bonsai Society will be holding its 53rd Anniversary Bonsai Show on April 9 & 10, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday. The event is free to the public. The show will be opened Saturday morning by a traditional Buddhist Blessing, opening the Valley Garden Center doors to over 50 examples of bonsai trees, as well as viewing stones known as Suiseki, and companion plants known as Kusamono. Outside there will be a Children’s Area with an art and coloring section featuring the Bonsai Coloring Book written by club member Robert Baran. Also for the children will be a free mini bonsai potting area where all children under age 8 will receive an Elephant Food Bonsai and mini bonsai pot. In the gardens will be a Bonsai Market Place selling bonsai, pots, bonsai soil, and related items, plus three display and teaching areas. The Novice Village will have new members trimming and wiring bonsai throughout the event. At the Intermediate Village more seasoned members will be working on bonsai and answering questions from the public. In the Expert Village long time members will be conducting demonstrations and describing the history of bonsai. (more…)
On December 12, 2015, at the Garden Center, Lake Merritt, Oakland, California, Kora Dalager of Bonsai Tour and longtime member of the Bay Area Bonsai Associates (BABA) presented a demonstration and workshop for the club’s members, featuring companion plants for bonsai display. Kora recently returned from a bonsai tour in Japan, where she purchased a number of accentplant pots of varying sizes, shapes, textures, and potteries. In addition, she purchased a quantity of accent plants. Members purchased the pots and plants for the workshop. Notes prepared by Kora were handed out. (more…)
Join us for the biggest and best bonsai auction and sale in California! February 27-28, 2016 at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, Ca.
Saturday: Auction preview at noon with the auction at 1pm.
Sunday: Vendor sales start at 9am, plant sales start at 10am, and demonstrations at 1pm.
If you would like to donate bonsai, pots, and other related items, contact us before January 2, 2016. This allows us time to evaluate, photograph and catalog all auction items. All procedes for the fundraiser go to support the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. For more information or to sell trees, visit www.gsbf-lakemerritt.org.