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A go to to the Clark Bonsai Assortment

Earlier this month I had the chance to go to the Clark Bonsai Assortment on the Shinzen Friendship Backyard in Fresno’s Woodward Park.

The Clark Assortment is one in every of three GSBF-sponsored bonsai gardens in California. It opened in 2015 and options 140 bonsai, a rotating number of which is on show at any given time.

The bushes are located in a garden-like surroundings with filtered mild. Every show consists of detailed details about the species and/or specimen to handle frequent customer questions.

Clark Bonsai Collection

Clark Bonsai Assortment

Bob Hilvers has been the driving pressure behind the backyard since its inception practically eight years in the past. Bob, along with a powerful core of volunteers, deserves large credit score for making the backyard what it’s as we speak.

Final fall, the CBC named Julian Tsai because the backyard’s Skilled Backyard Advisor. Julian works with assortment volunteers to ascertain and preserve finest practices for preserving bushes wholesome whereas guiding future growth.

California juniper

California juniper
Unique artist: Sherwin Amimoto

The climate was good once I visited which made it simple to benefit from the bushes on show. Listed below are a few of the highlights.

Bald cypress

Bald cypress


Unique artist: Vincent Owyoung

Korean hornbeam

Korean hornbeam


Artist: Bob Hilvers

Texas cedar elm

Texas cedar elm

When you get the possibility to go to the Clark Bonsai Assortment, make sure you save time for a stroll by the Shinzen Friendship Backyard – it’s an important backyard!

Shinzen Friendship Garden

Pond and bridge on the Shinzen Friendship Backyard

You may plan your go to, find out about upcoming displays, and uncover volunteer and donor alternatives on the Clark Bonsai Assortment web site.

Information & Updates

  • This weekend the Bay Space Satsuki Aikokai and the Yamato Bonsai Kai are internet hosting a joint present on the Lake Merritt Backyard Middle positioned at 666 Belleview Ave in Oakland, CA. Hours are 10-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday (Could 20-21). Come for a BASA membership demo at 1pm Saturday and a Yamato membership demo at 1pm Sunday. Member tree gross sales and vendor space each days.
  • Sure, we’re nonetheless engaged on the Pacific Bonsai Expo commemorative album – thanks on your persistence! We’re at the moment proofing check copies from the printer and plan to kick off the primary print run ASAP. We’ll ship out the books out as quickly as we get them again from the printer. For more information in regards to the e-book, see the Pacific Bonsai Expo web site.

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