Bonsai Gardens Light Up the Autumn Lights Festival

For two nights in October, Lake Merritt, including the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM), will be filled with lanterns, carved and lit gourds, glass bubbles below the...

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Bonsai School at Lake Merritt Q&A

Below are some answers to questions about the Bonsai School at Lake Merritt that you may find very helpful. These questions were submitted by one of our applicants....

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Birthday Wish from the Bonsai Garden

Birthdays always make me reflect on my life. Today I am remembering my first day as a docent at the Garden back when it first opened. I was...

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Changes in the Garden

A foggy morning in the garden provides some great scenes of the trees. This view down on the garden shows the new shade trellises. These new improvements will...

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Bonsai School at Lake Merritt

The best way to sustain a Bonsai Garden is to have a strong team of dedicated and educated volunteers who care for the bonsai on a regular basis. To...

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The Future of the Bonsai Garden

I recently had the privilege of presenting our future plans for the the BGLM to the East Bay Bonsai Society (EBBS). The club booked the Bonsai Garden at...

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Volunteer Appreciation Day Party

It’s a very special day that comes around every year! It really is a party to show the genuine appreciation to the many volunteer members who docent and...

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Joe Byrd is the New Chairman

I come to the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM) with nearly 20 years’ experience in bonsai including 10+ as the GSBF-Bonsai.org webmaster, 10+ as a GSBF Board...

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: Spring in the GardenIt is already turning into spring time at the garden. Be sure to drop by and see the many trees that are beginning...

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BGLM Joins California Association of Museums

How do you describe the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM) to someone who has not visited there? Perhaps you will say that it is LIKE a bonsai...

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