What’s GROing at the Bonsai Garden?

Irrigation Update As I mentioned in my previous message, we are in the process of revitalizing the Bonsai Garden. We decided to initially focus on the irrigation system,...

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GRO Our Bonsai Garden Museum

We have made a number of small but significant improvements to the Bonsai Garden in the past few years including the following: added name tags to all of...

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Docent note of thanks

Yesterday I spent a few hours at the garden….my first visit since mid-January.  For those who don’t follow my activities (not that anyone should) ….I was hospitalized for...

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RIP Frank Bardella

Went above and beyond for family, friends and the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Gianfranco Teodoro Bardella, died on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the age of 79....

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2016 Mammoth Auction & Sale Supports BGLM

On Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California, it was the year’s biggest fund raiser for the Bonsai Garden...

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Article and Email from the National Bonsai Federation

The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM) in Oakland, California, is one of the largest and finest collections of bonsai on the West Coast. Approximately 90 bonsai and suisuki viewing stones are on...

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Mammoth Auction Photos now Online

Mammoth Auction Saturday February 27, 2016 The Annual Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Mammoth Auction & Sale will be held on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, 28, 2016 at...

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Through the Kindness of our Friends

by Joe Byrd, Chairman Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Visitors often ask how we succeed as an all-volunteer non-profit museum. My answer is “through the kindness of our...

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A Conversation with John Boyce

Posted by Eric Schrader on Aug 20, 2015 | 2 Comments One of my first teachers, John Boyce, a founding member of the Bonsai Society of San Francisco...

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Tiny Trees, Deep Roots: The History of Bonsai in the Bay Area

Bay Area interest in the ancient art of Japanese bonsai may have dwindled significantly since its first growth spurt post-WWII. But these days, the practice is being revived...

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