Welcome to The Bonsai Garden

The Golden State Bonsai Federation Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is the home to some of the  finest bonsai on the West Coast and is Northern California’s only public bonsai collection. The  Garden, built by volunteers, is staffed and maintained by volunteers and supported entirely by  donations.
Bonsai Garden Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, noon-4pm
ADMISSION is free but […]

BGLM 4th Sunday Educational Program

Our 4th Sunday program focuses creating bonsai for beginners, no experience necessary. Local bonsai experts will conduct a class beginning at 1PM in the Garden workroom. Sign up at the Bonsai Garden and join us if you can.

For more information email us at gardensatlakemerritt@gmail.com


Big Changes in the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

Big changes are occurring at BGLM. The north end of the path is being redesigned and walled with new large boulders by Bill Castellon and his crew. The new path design will make a more pleasing view of the garden instead of the straight line down the fence line. It also is the initial steps in […]