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Our club meetings are held at the San Mateo Garden Center in the main salon. The meeting occurs on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except in December. The meeting normally starts at 7:30pm. Each month we cover different Bonsai topics and techniques. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wealth of Bonsai knowledge both resident and visiting.

The San Mateo Garden Center is at 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo, CA right off the Alameda de las Pulgas near Hillsdale Mall.


Our Club offers Bonsai demonstrations by Masters in the art, hands on experience, lectures, workshops, beginner classes, slides, benefit drawings, local and state Bonsai information, critiques and sharing of our Bonsai.


Our monthly newsletter, "The Snippet" is sent to all members in good standing either by eMail or by SnailMail. The newletter includes information about caring for your bonsai, tips and techniques for improving the quality of your work, notices about upcoming events in our club, as well as advance notice of bonsai shows and sales events.


We have an extensive lending library on the art of Bonsai including books, VHS tapes(!), CD/DVD disks, magazines, and pamphlets that are available to our members.


Trips to local nurseries, bonsai gardens, vendors of glazed and unglazed pots, and trips to purchase just the right soil are scheduled at various times throughout the year, weather permitting. The trips are for active members only. Information about the trips can be found in the monthly newsletter sent to each member.


This is an extremely popular event right now as there are a number of us just starting out. Because of room and time limitations, it is restricted to members only. Bring yourself, your questions, and your bonsai or pre-bonsai materials and tools. The workshop is currently on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. It is held the Rose Room at the San Mateo Garden Center.


If you have questions , please feel free to join us at one of our monthly 4th wednesday meetings. Or you can contact us using our snail-mail address:

Sei Boku Bonsai Kai
PO Box 4463
Foster City, CA 94404