Nevada County Bonsai Club hosts fifth annual bonsai show Saturday |

Nevada County Bonsai Club hosts fifth annual bonsai show Saturday

Kaia Richardson
John Hart | The Union

On Saturday, the Nevada County Bonsai Club presents its annual bonsai show at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley.

The show will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

This is an opportunity to be introduced to the art of bonsai, and to learn first hand about these little trees are, and how they are styled to become living art.

There will be a display of bonsai trees, demonstrations of styling trees into bonsai, a sales area with trees for sale, raffles, and refreshments.

For the fourth year, a bonsai tree donated by Hiroshi Matsuda will be raffled off.

This year’s tree is a 25-year-old boxwood that has been styled as an informal upright.

Previously donated trees owned by Kaia Richardson can also be seen at the show.

Matsuda is also known as Master Yo, has developed his extensive knowledge of bonsai over a period of three decades, and has developed his teaching skills over the last 25 years with over 1,000 students.

He owns and operates Matsuda Bonsai Nursery in Northern California.

The Nevada County Bonsai Club was founded in 2007 in Grass Valley, meets in Nevada City, and is open to all of Nevada County who are interested in the art of bonsai, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts.

The club meets from 6-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the community room of the Madelyn Helling Library, in Nevada City.

For further information contact Club President Phil Richardson at 530-210-0142, or via email to

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