March 15, 2014, Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Annual Bus Trip departs The Sacramento Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., at 7:30AM and returns at 6:30PM. Five stops are planned in the Santa Rosa and Sebastapol areas: the private collection of Frank and Barbara Bardella, Lone Pine Gardens Nursery, Momiji Maple Nursery, California Carnivores, and West Country Oasis Bamboo Garden. The $35 fee includes donuts, coffee and water enroute to the area, with a raffle, complimentary drinks (water, sodas, beer, wine) and chips on the return trip. Bring a lunch. This trip is open to the general public. For reservations make checks payable to ABAS c/o Renee Seely, 1636 Vallarta Circle Sacramento, CA 95864. For information phone: (916) 929-2106, e-mail email@example.com or visit our website at http://abasbonsai.org
March 19 – 23, 2014 San Mateo, California
Bonsai Society of San Francisco: Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM. There will be demonstrations and trees for sale. For more information about the club, visit our website: www.bssf.org. For group and early bird ticket information to the Flower and Garden Show, visit http://sfgardenshow.com.
March 22 – 23, 2014 Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai: 26th Annual Show at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street. 10 AM – 5 PM with a demonstration at 2 PM by John Thompson both days. Raffle drawing for demonstration tree after demo each day. Trees especially prepared, trimmed and wired by club members will be part of the raffle each day. Sales area will include both vendor and member trees, pots and other related bonsai items. Admission price includes entry to bonsai show, the Museum of Art & History and complimentary coffee, tea and cookies. For more information contact Ed Lambing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5 – 6, 2014 Sacramento, California.
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 email@example.com.
April 12 – 13, 2014, Sacramento, California
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24 – 27 2014, Costa Mesa, California
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 email@example.com.
April 26 – 27, 2014, Modesto California
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.
April 26 – 27, 2014 San Diego, California
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).
April 26 – 27, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see www.kusamurabonsai.org for more details.
May 3 – 4, 2014, Gardena, California
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.
May 3 – 4, 2014, Sacramento, California
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.
May 3 – 4, 2014, San Jose, California
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/.
May 4, 2014, Watsonville, California
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.
May 10 – 11, 2014 Carlsbad, California
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.
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 28 – 29, 2014, San Andreas, California
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.