Coming Events


January 8, 2022 Oakland, California
EAST BAY BONSAI SOCIETY BONSAI SALE: Saturday, January 8th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Oakland Lakeside Garden Center.

Location: Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, California

Join us for our in-person January 2022 club sale! The East Bay Bonsai Society will be holding a one-day bonsai sale on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 from 10am to 3pm at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California. The sale will include established and starter bonsai trees, pots, tools, etc. Masks are required. Credit cards, checks, and cash accepted. Sales tax will be added to purchases.

JAN 22, 2022 AT 10 AM – JAN 23, 2022 AT 4:30 PM

Baikoen's 58th Winter Silhouette Show

Ayres Hall, LA Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA

February 4th thru 6th, Santa Nella, California

18th Biennial Shohin Seminar and Convent

Location: Hotel Mission De Oro, 13070 S. Highway 33 Santa Nella, CA 95322

Every two years the California Shohin Society organizes a Shohin Seminar in Santa Nella, California, where bonsai masters, teachers, students and general enthusiasts from all over the country gather to learn and share their love of Shohin bonsai.


February 19 and 20, 2022 Oakland, California
Annual Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Mammoth Auction & Sale will be held on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 666 Bellevue Ave., Lakeside Park Garden Center in Oakland. You are invited to the biggest auction and sale of bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, books, stands, and related material. A Mammoth fundraiser with all proceeds going to support the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. Saturday auction preview starts at 12:00 p.m. with auction starting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday sale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., large showing of vendors, plant sales, and much more. Purchase your bonsai needs. For further information, contact George Haas at or stay tuned to BGLM Website.

April 2 -3 San Marino, California
Bonsai-A-Thon at the Huntington Gardens is here again! Join us on February 26th & 27th and tour the extended Chinese Garden. Walk through the Bonsai Nursery and enjoy vendors, demonstrations, auctions, raffles, a huge sales area exhibits, food and of course friends. Event highlights include Suiseki, the Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation talk by Suiseki Master Tom Elias, and Foemina Grove creation by Huntington Bonsai Curator Ted Matson. For more details watch the GSBF Collection at The Huntington website.


April 9 - 10, 2022 Sacramento, CA
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Annual Spring Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento. Show hours are Saturday, 10am - 4pm, and Sunday, 10am - 4pm, with demonstrations each day by headliner Andrew Robson at 1:30pm.

There is a large vendor and member sales area, free admission and parking, and a beginner workshop Sunday morning from 10am —Noon (to register contact Renee Seely). The benefit drawings on both Saturday and Sunday will include each day's demonstration tree and many bonsai/bonsai related items. For additional information visit our website: American Bonsai Association of Sacramento, or contact Renee Seely, 916-929-2106, email

April 23rd and 24th San Diego Bonsai Show

10;00am to 5:00pm, Casa del Prado, Room101, Balboa Park, San Diego. Bonsai DEmonstration each day at 11:00am and 1:00 pm. For more information,

May28th -May30th Santa Anita Bonsai Show

LA Arboretum, Ayers Hall, 9am to 5pm. For more information please check website at

June 4 & 5, 2022 San Mateo, CA
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: Come celebrate Sei Boku Bonsai Kai’s 37th Anniversary Bonsai Show, June 4 and 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. Saturday demonstration by Steve Iwaki at 1:00 p.m. Sunday workshop by Jerry Carpenter and Valerie Monroe at 1:00 p.m. Raffles, door prizes, tree clinic, vendor sales, plant sales. Free admission. POC is Jeremy Foster at


June 8, 2022 Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society Annual Auction: The East Bay Bonsai Society will be having an in-person bonsai auction on Wednesday evening, June 8th at 666 Bellevue Ave., Lakeside Park Garden Center (Lake Merritt) in Oakland, California. The auction will start at 7:30 p.m. with a preview at 7:00 p.m. It will include established and starter bonsai trees, pots, tools, etc. Credit cards, checks, and cash accepted. Free admission. Parking available. Sales tax will be added to purchases. Masks are required.


June 18 & 19, 2022 Livermore, California
Valley Bonsai Society: 12th annual show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on both days. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Bonsai pots, soil, etc. available for purchase. Admission is free.


July 9, 2022 Oakland, California
Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM): BGLM will conduct a special one day auction and sale of bonsai trees from the personal collection donated by Dennis and Joanne Makishima, on July 9, 2022, at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt, Oakland, California. Preview of auction will start at 11:00 a.m. and live auction at 12:00 p.m. Sale follows immediately after auction. This event is predicated on the largest single donation ever made to BGLM. Bonsai trees include legacy pines, cedars, maples, and more, dating back to the early 1950s and 1960s. All proceeds go to support the newly created Dennis and Joanne Makishima BGLM curator fund. For further information, contact George Haas at or visit the BGLM website


August 6, 2022 San Rafael, California
Marin Bonsai Club (MBC) and Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): Joint Bonsai Sale, hosted by MBC and REBS, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Terra Linda Community Center, 670 Del Ganado Rd, San Rafael. The sale will include established and starter bonsai trees, pots, tools, etc. Checks and cash accepted. Free admission. Parking available. For details, contact Diane Matzen at or George Haas at


August 20-21, 2022 Los Angeles, California
The second John Y. Naka Memorial Bonsai Exhibition (formerly known as Nampu Kai) during Nisei Week, George J. Doizaki Gallery, JACCC, 244 So. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 10am to 5pm.

October 2nd, Bonsai Swapmeet

10am -4pm at Jesse Owens Park 7100 White Oak Ave., in Reseda CA

Last year there were 40 vendors selling tree, pots and other Bonsai material. This is a don't miss event!

See more at the Bonsai Swapmeet Facebook page at:

October 1st and 2nd Chino Bonsai Club 2nd annual Bonsai Exhibit

261 S. Junipero Sierra Drive, San Gabriel CA

Bonsai Exhibit, Demonstrations and Sales

See Flyer here:

October 8 & 9, 2022 Santa Nella, California
GSBF Bonsai Rendezvous 2022: Annual GSBF event held at Hotel Mission de Oro, 13070 S. Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322. Free and open to the public. 30+ vendors from northern and southern California as well as several out of state vendors will be on hand both days. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. Free demonstrations throughout the days. Bring-your-own bonsai work area. Mel Ikeda and his tomodachi group will demonstrate the art of creating bonsai amongst friends. Silent auctions of bonsai trees and related material will be held both days. Consignment silent auction sells opportunities are available. Rendezvous hotel room rate $155 two-night minimum. For more information contact Rich Guillen at or (831) 348-5015.

November 12th and 13th PACIFIC BONSAI EXPO

The Bridge Yard, Oakland Ca

The Pacific Bonsai Expo is a juried exhibition featuring 70 outstanding bonsai displays and a selection of the community's top vendors. Jurors Bjorn Bjorholm, Ryan Neil, and William N. Valavanis will select the trees. The exhibitors are the judges. Your trees are the stars. It's an event not to be missed.


December 14th       Sansui Kai HOLIDAY POTLUCK & BONSAI BINGO