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Fundraiser for the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt has been raising funds for its Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) Project. This project aims to upgrade the display benches and stands, watering system, pathways, and much more, in order to meet the challenges of caring for and maintaining the historic and legacy bonsai collection in a professional and museum quality manner.

As part of this, they have initiated a recognition brick fundraiser drive in which individuals, clubs and businesses can purchase a variety of state of the art engraved bricks, and the proceeds will go towards the GRO Project. GRO projects include laying cement pavers for all pathways within the Bonsai Garden, and the engraved bricks will line a special pathway.

For information http://www.gsbf-lakemerritt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Bonsai-Garden-of-Lake-Merritt-Brick-Flyer-09-11-17.pdf

Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA) 22nd Annual Show

On 20 and 21 May 2017, at Lakeside Park Garden Center, Oakland, California, the Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA) held their 22nd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show. Featuring Satsuki Azalea bonsai in full bloom. There were vendor and member sales, including imported from Japan Satsuki Azalea bonsai.┬áSilent auctions and expert advise on hand made the show more exciting and informational. This year’s theme was “It’s all about the flowers in May.” Here are some photographs of the show bonsai.

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Satsuki Azalea Bonsai at 8th World Bonsai Convention

I attended the 8th World Bonsai Convention (WBC), April 27-30, 2017, at Saitama City, Japan. The exhibition and vendor Satsuki Azalea Bonsai were beautiful. Here are some photos of the exhibit and vendor trees. Excursions included the Omiya Bonsai Village, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, and the Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine. Something about the WBC. It’s held every four years. The 1st WBC was held in Japan 28 years ago. The next World Bonsai Convention will take place in the City of Perth, Australia in 2021.

Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO)

Replace damaged, worn out display stands, and more…

GRO is a fund raising project to improve and replace worn out benches, display stands, water systems, and pathways at the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. We are raising $100,000 to make these improvements, and so far have raised slightly over 25%. No such project has been planned since the Garden opened its gate to the public since 1999. Help us meet out goal!

Click the Make a Donation button for more information.

 

Vendors for the Mammoth Auction & Sale

Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is having its biggest Mammoth Auction & Sale on February 18 & 19, 2017. They added vendors – total of 27 with 59 tables. The Urban Farmers Store will demo watering systems for bonsai.

 

 

  1. Art of the Daiza, Jerry Braswell
  2. Back to the Roots Bonsai, Ryan Nichols
  3. Bonsai Fusion, Kanehiro Hamajime
  4. Bonsai Tonight, Jonas Dupuich
  5. Bonsai Travel, Kora Dalager
  6. Bulls Eye Bonsai, Donald Hoisington
  7. Carman’s Nursery, Nancy Schramm
  8. Deadwood Bonsai, Ned Lycett
  9. Deer Meadow Bonsai, Jim Gremel
  10. Designs by Glaister, David Glaister
  11. Designs by North, Stephanie North
  12. Enchanted Forest, David Chimpky
  13. GSBF Bonsai at Lake Merritt Museum
  14. Japanese Sumi-e, Ami Wada
  15. JT Bonsai, John Thompson
  16. Ki-No-Toshi Bonsai, Garrett Ryan
  17. Legacy Oaks, Barry Altshule
  18. Lone Pine Gardens, Steve Price
  19. Lotus Bonsai Nursery & Gardens, Bolet Salvador and Scott Chadd
  20. Mendocino Coast Bonsai, Zack and Bob Shimon
  21. Muranaka Bonsai, George Muranaka
  22. Pet Plants, Don Hilbert
  23. Round Valley Nursery, Ed and Linda Clark
  24. Seiji Shiba
  25. Shohin Bonsai Guy, David Gocinski
  26. Soh-Ju-En Satsuki Bonsai, Darren and Laura Wong
  27. The Urban Farmer Store, Annex, Richmond, CA

2017 Mammoth Auction & Sale, February 18 and 19, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Look whose vending at the Mammoth Auction & Sale on Sunday, February 19, 2017:

1. Art of the Daiza, Jerry Braswell
2. Back to the Roots Bonsai, Ryan Nichols
3. Bonsai Fusion, Kanehiro Hamajime
4. Bonsai Tonight, Jonas Dupuich
5. Bonsai Travel, Kora Dalager
6. Bulls Eye Bonsai, Donald Hoisington
7. Carman’s Nursery, Nancy Schramm
8. Deadwood Bonsai, Ned Lycett
9. Deer Meadow Bonsai, Jim Gremel
10. Designs by Glaister, David Glaister
11. Designs by North, Stephanie North
12. Enchanted Forest, David Chimpky
13. GSBF Bonsai at Lake Merritt Museum
14. Japanese Sumi-e, Ami Wada
15. JT Bonsai, John Thompson
16. Ki-No-Toshi Bonsai, Garrett Ryan
17. Legacy Oaks, Barry Altshule
18. Lone Pine Gardens, Steve Price
19. Lotus Bonsai Nursery & Gardens, Bolet Salvador and Scott Chadd
20. Mendocino Coast Bonsai, Zack and Bob Shimon
21. Muranaka Bonsai, George Muranka
22. Pet Plants, Don Hilbert
23. Round Valley Nursery, Ed and Linda Clark
24. Seiji Shiba
25. Shohin Bonsai Guy, David Gocinski
26. Soh-Ju-En Satsuki Bonsai, Darren and Laura Wong

Visit: <http://gsbf-lakemerritt.org>

RYAN NEIL

Announcement – Ryan Neil Re-Styling Demonstration March 4, 2017

Ryan Neil will conduct a re-styling of the BGLM’s Rocky Mountain Juniper to be held at the Lake Merritt Sailboat Boathouse from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ryan’s demonstration will be a fund-raising event in support of the Bonsai Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) project. BGLM is raising $100,000 to replace worn out display and seating benches, upgrade water systems and install new pathways and windows. Your participation will help fund GRO.

Tickets are $35 each (tax deductible) and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets may be reserved by emailing bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com with the name of purchaser, number of tickets requested, phone number, mailing address, and email address. Once you are confirmed that there is space for you, you will be asked to mail a check or credit card number, expiration date and Zip code to GSBF BGLM, PO Box 16176, Oakland, CA 94610. Once purchased, the tickets are non-refundable.

Ryan’s first appearance as a headliner was at the 2010 GSBF Convention in Santa Clara. The tree he styled was the Rocky Mountain Juniper, which was placed in the auction and purchased by BGLM board member, Andrea Burhoe. Subsequently, Andrea donated the bonsai to the BGLM. Ryan cared for the bonsai at his studio in Oregon from 2010 to 2015, when it was moved to the Garden and placed on permanent display.

Ryan was a headliner in the most recent 2016 GSBF Convention in Sacramento. He was born and raised in Colorado, where he became interested in bonsai at an early age. He studied horticulture at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Upon graduation, he spent six years under the apprenticeship of Mr. Masahiko Kimura, “The Magician,” Japanese master of contemporary bonsai. In 2010, Ryan settled in Oregon to pursue the creation of Mirai – a prime bonsai school and nursery. In 2015, Ryan and his wife, Chelsea, hosted the first Artisans Cup at the Portland Art Museum, a one of a kind exhibition of fine bonsai. Ryan travels throughout the United States and around the world to perform demonstrations, lectures, and to judge and critique exhibits.

I hope you can be with us on Saturday, March 4th in a beautiful setting for a fun afternoon with Ryan.

Sincerely,
Joe Byrd, Chairman

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