Discover the Art of Bonsai

Join us to learn about the Art of Bonsai and meet new friends

About The Website
Welcome to the Modesto Bonsai Club! We are dedicated to fostering the appreciation and understanding of bonsai and suiseki, an ancient art form that combines horticulture and artistic design.
Our club provides a platform for enthusiasts at all levels to share knowledge, participate in workshops, and exhibit their trees. Join us to deepen your skills, meet fellow bonsai lovers, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of these living art forms.
Modesto Bonsai Club
The Modesto Bonsai Club began almost 50 years ago when a few bonsai enthusiasts got together at one of their homes to work on their trees and engage in discussion. Since that time, our membership has grown and shrunk as members passed or moved away and new members joined. We currently have just under 30 members.

Sam Adina is our sensei or instructor. He is nationally and now internationally recognized as a bonsai expert.

Our club is a member of the Golden State Bonsai Federation - GSBF.
https://www.gsbfbonsai.org/ 
Bonsai Care Resources

Bonsai Care Resources

Access a wealth of knowledge and tools to properly care for and maintain your bonsai collection.

Bonsai Training

Bonsai Training

Expert guidance for nurturing and shaping bonsai trees, ensuring their long-term health and beauty. Each month at our meeting, we will assist you in designing your tree.

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June Monthly Meeting

Sam Adina and other senior members will assist you in designing and/or working on your trees. We will be working on Black Pine, Azaleas and Junipers. However, you may bring what ever type of tree you may have questions about.


  • Date: 6/15/2024 10:00 AM
  • Location: 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Stanislaus County Harvest Hall

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Our 41st Annual Show

This was our Spring Show with exhibits, sales and a demonstration by Sam Adina. Here are a few photos of our show. More will be coming.


  • Date: 4/20/2024 10:00 AM
  • Location: 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Stanislaus County Harvest Hall

  • Modesto, CA, USA
  • Harvest Hall 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA, USA

President of Modesto Bonsai Club