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Fundraising for the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt’s GRO Project

The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM) has been raising funds for its Garden Revitalization Project (GRO) for months. To date, over 50% of the $100,000 goal has been contributed to revitalizing our Bonsai Garden museum. But, there is more to do. This project aims to upgrade the display benches and stands, watering system, pathways, add windows 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.

BGLM has recently initiated a commemorative brick fundraising drive in which individuals, clubs and businesses can purchase a variety of laser engraved bricks for $150, $250 or $500, and the proceeds will help fund the GRO Project. The engraved bricks will last a lifetime and rest in a place of honor at the entrance to the Bonsai Garden. For information on the bricks click here: Commemorative Bricks.

Another method of contributing funds to the GRO Project is to simply donate any amount through the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt’s crowd funding website – YouCaring.

New windows in perimeter fence

Installation of pavers for all pathways

New red cedar display stands

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Pruning Satsuki Azalea Bonsai by Master Shigeo Isobe

During the 8th World Bonsai Convention, Saitama City, Japan, this past April 27-30, 2017, Master Bonsai Artist Shigeo Isobe performed a demonstration on a Satsuki Azalea bonsai. He started with an overgrown, bushy, mature Satsuki Azalea bonsai. Master Isobe demonstrated how much pruning a Satsuki Azalea bonsai can be done. The photograph below depicts the completed demonstration Satsuki Azalea bonsai.

Completed demonstration Satsuki Azalea bonsai by Master Shigeo Isobe for the 8th World Bonsai Convention, Saitama City, Japan. Photo by George Haas.

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. Silent 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

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