Bonsai Sekiyu Kai: 37th Annual Bonsai Show at the Sacramento Betsuin Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Saturday Noon – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Demonstrations at 2 PM on both days. Amenities include refreshments, light snacks, door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Member and vendor sales of plants and bonsai-related items will also be available. For more information go to bonsaisekiyukai.wordpress.com.
April 12 – 13, 2014 Fresno, California
Fresno Bonsai Society: Spring Blossom Festival and Annual Bonsai Exhibit, Shinzen Friendship Garden at Woodward Park, 7775 Friant Road. Gates open 10 AM to 4 PM. Bonsai will be displayed in a beautiful outdoor setting amidst the spring blossoms, koi ponds and wild peacocks. Local artists, including bonsai potters will display. Very large plant sale. Japanese cultural events including koto drummers, tea ceremony and continuous bonsai demonstrations. Contact Ralph Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Bonsai Association of Sacramento (ABAS): Annual Spring Show will be held at the Shepherd Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM; demonstration both days by Kathy Shaner at 1PM. For further information email Paul Holtzen at email@example.com.
Orange County Bonsai Society: 25th Annual Spring Garden Show, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St. Display of trees in the traditional Japanese style. Bonsai and accent plant demonstration by in house Masters. The Spring Garden Show is a diverse and outstanding selection of unusual and exotic plants, garden tools, garden ornaments and art, competition gardens and children’s programs. Free admission and parking! For more information, visit www.springgardenshow.com or contact David Nadzam at (714) 345-6966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modesto Bonsai: 33th Annual Spring Show at Park Inn by Radisson – 1720 Sisk Road. Hours: Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM; and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations both days at 2 PM by Sam Adina. Raffles, Auctions, Exhibit, and Sales of plants, pots, tools. Free Admission. For more information visit ModestoBonsai.com.
San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Show at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Free admission; show hours: 10 AM – 5 PM. Demonstrations will be given both days at 11 AM and 1 PM. There will be Bonsai plants and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com, (locate Janice Hale, VP Special Projects, on website’s Contact tab).
Scottsdale Bonsai Society is hosting Boon Manakitivipart; he will do two full-day workshops from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and a demo on the evening of April 26 from 6 to 9 PM. More information at http://scottsdalebonsai.weebly.com.
April 26 – 27, 2014, Palo Alto, California
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 54th Annual Show. Location is Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Show hours are Saturday, Noon-5PM and Sunday, 11AM-5PM. Demonstration each day at 1:00PM, with special guest demonstrator Saturday. Club member sales available. For more information contact Mark O’Brien at 650.327.0450, email@example.com. Please see www.kusamurabonsai.org for more details.
May 3, 2014, Jackson, California
Amador Bonsai Society: 13th Annual Bonsai Show to be held in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Garden Club and the Mother Lode Rose Society Flower Show and Exhibition, “Beauty of the Mother Lode” at the Amador County Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd. Free admission. Hours 10 AM – 4 PM. My First Bonsai class held at 11 AM and 2 PM; cost is $20. For more information, contact Juliene Hiatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amadorbonsaisociety.com.
Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai: Annual Exhibit “Serenity through Bonsai” at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM, both days. Novice to master bonsai exhibits. Beginner’s hands-on workshop at 10:30 AM Saturday followed by a 1 PM round-robin demonstration, and Sunday at 1 PM a Saikei demonstration by Mr. Frank Goya will be held. The demonstration items will be in the benefit drawing, which follows each demonstration. For more details about our club and show visit our website http://daiichibonsaikai.wordpress.com.
Sacramento Bonsai Club: 68th Annual Bonsai Show at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Noon – 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations on both days at 2 PM by Sam Adina. Benefit drawings, Plant & tree sales. For more information, contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at email@example.com or visit http://sacramentobonsaiclub.com.
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 44th Annual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street. Noon – 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations on both days at 1 PM by “Mr. California Juniper” Harry Hirao. Styled and pre-styled trees will be offered for sale on both days. For more information, contact Ken Azuma at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gsbf-bonsai.org/sjbonsai/.
Watsonville Bonsai Club: 41st Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. Over 50 outstanding bonsai, large and small, young and old, will be on display from 10 AM to 4 PM. An afternoon demonstration by Don White will be held at 1:30 PM. A raffle of bonsai items, plants and the demo tree will follow. Tea & cookies will be served. Plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes. Even for group outings. A vendor will be available to sate your plant appetite for bonsai or otherwise. For more information please call Don White, 831-724-9283 or E-mail: email@example.com.
San Pu Kai Bonsai Club: Annual Show and Sale, Carlsbad Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte. Exhibit hours are 9 AM to 4 PM both days with demonstration at 1 PM each day by local experts. Beautiful bonsai displayed along with plants sales. For more information visit www.sanpukai.org.
May 17 – 18, 2014 Sacramento, California.
Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento: Annual show of flowering satsuki azalea bonsai at Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours are Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, and 10 AM – 4PM, with demonstrations at 1 PM on both days. Satsuki information booth, vendors, raffles, etc. For more information contact; Ronn Pigram (916) 428-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 17 – 18, 2014: Santa Barbara, California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition in the Blaksley Library at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM and Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM. Demonstrations at 1 PM both days: Plant sales by the Club. Display of native plants as bonsai in the courtyard. Native plants suitable for bonsai in the Botanic Gardens nursery. Books and other gifts in the Garden Shop. For more information, contact Tom Post, (805) 964-2717, email email@example.com, or visit www.santabarbarbonsai.org.
May 24 – 26, 2014, Arcadia, California
Santa Anita Bonsai Society: Annual Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum – Ayres Hall, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day, with a demonstration at 1 PM. Bonsai tools, trees, and pots available for purchase during show. For more information visit our website: wwwsabonsai.org.
May 31 – June 1, 2014, San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 31st Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, next to Beresford Park. Admission is free. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Peter Tea will be conducting a demonstration Saturday and open viewing workshop Sunday from Noon – 3pm both days. Raffle, door prizes, vendor sales, and member plant sales will be featured. There will also be Dr. Bonsai to answer questions regarding bonsai care. For additional information contact Marsha Mekisich at 650-477-4761.
May 31 – June 9, 2014, Kanuma City, Japan
43rd Kanuma Satsuki Festival at the Kanuma City Kaboku Center, hours 9 AM – 5 PM, admission is free. Festival will have an exhibition of Satsuki, contest of Satsuki bonsai, new cultivars of Satsuki announced, sale of Satsuki Bonsai as well as young plants, bonsai of various other trees, and sale of tools, soils and other bonsai materials. For more information contact: Mr. Takeyoshi Sanjo @ Kanuma City Kaboku Center, Zip 322-0026, 2086-1, Moro, Kanuma, Tochigi, Japan; Phone: +81-289-76-2310; FAX; +81-289-76-3107; e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or URL: http://kaboku.jimdo.com/
June 7 – 8, 2014, Oakland, California
California Suiseki Society: 19th Annual Show at Lakeside Garden Center on Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Free admission. Featuring Suiseki collected and mounted by the members from sites in California. Raffle. Sales area offers Suiseki and viewing stones as well as Asian objects and artwork. For information, contact Henry van der Voort at email@example.com or Bob Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8, 2014, Seaside, California
Monterey Bonsai Club: 51st Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are 11 AM – 4 PM. Demonstration at 1:30 PM by Gareth Shepherd. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots and plants. For more information: email Rich Guillen at email@example.com or Dianne Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 14 – 15, 2014 La Cañada Flintridge, California
Descanso Bonsai Society: Annual Show at Descanso Gardens ,1418 Descanso Drive. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, with Demonstrations 11 AM and 1 PM each day. Sales area is open to the public. Admission to the exhibition is free with admission to Descanso Gardens. A Saturday night reception 6 PM – 9 PM includes light refreshments, auction and raffle. For more information go to www.descanso-bonsai.com or contact Michael Jonas at 818-776-0813.
June 14 – 15, 2014 Encino, California
Sansui Kai of Southern California: Annual show in conjunction with the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society at Sepulveda Garden Center 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 9 AM – 4 PM Sunday. This is a family friendly venue with club bonsai sales, amazing vendors from the succulent, iris and native plant community. Admission is free. For more information contact Dan Kashinsky at 818-512-7661 or Kaptankaiser@gmail.com for timing of lectures on bonsai, succulents and native plants as well as entertainment and day end feast.
June 14 – 15, 2014 Livermore, California
Valley Bonsai Society: 6th Annual Show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on both days with demonstrations at noon by Mike Baker on Saturday and Sam Adina on Sunday. The finished trees will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration. Member’s sales table, and door prizes. Admission is free. For additional information contact Charles Harder at email@example.com
June 21-22, 2014 Anaheim, California
Orange County Bonsai Society: 51st Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave. Exhibit hours are 10:30 AM – 4 PM both days. Demonstration at 1 PM each day followed by a benefit raffle. Demonstration trees will be included in raffles each day. Bonsai pots, tools and accessories along with books, trees and plants will be on sale. All ages welcome. Free admission and parking. There is a possibility of a schedule conflict with the venue. Please email or call to confirm exhibit dates/times prior to attending. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Schlothan at 714-553-7516
Calaveras Bonsai Club: Club’s first indoor show will be held at the Calaveras County Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas. Free admission; show hours: Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Demos will be presented on both days at 1:30 PM. Members’ sale, vendors’ tables, beginners’ workshop on Saturday at 10 AM for $25 and an intermediate workshop Sunday at 10 AM for $30. Call or email contact below before June 15, for $5 workshop discount. For more information contact: Dan Balsley at (209) 603-1823 or email email@example.com.
August 23 – 24, 2014 Santa Rosa, California
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 31th Annual show at the 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
October 30 – November 2, 2014 Sacramento, California
GSBF-37: Golden State Bonsai Federation and American Bonsai Society presents 2014 Convention XXXVII “Bonsai Visions of the West” at the Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. Reservations for hotel 916-929-8855. Headliners include Peter Tea, Kathy Shaner and David De Groot, ABS Learning Seminars with Ted Matson and Jack Sustic, Joshua Roth New Talent Bonsai Competition, and Special Tribute to John Naka – 100 years (b. August 16, 1914). Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, workshops, excursions, benefit drawings, vendors, and much more. More information available at www.gsbfconvention.org.