All things have a starting point. And, all schools have their first day of class. So it was for the Bonsai School of Lake Merritt. Joe Byrd, Chair of the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt, welcomed the six first students to opening day one of the new Bonsai School of Lake Merritt with a slide presentation. One key to success will be having the clear Mission Statement for the Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) northern collection — The mission of the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is to provide education, inspiration, and enjoyment of bonsai to novice visitors and bonsai enthusiasts within a museum of bonsai masterpieces. (more…)
The 2015 Mammoth kicked off with a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the opening of the Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt. What better way to celebrate than to honor the three chairmen who gave so much of themselves to fund, create, and grow the Garden. Those honored were Bill Hashimoto (1989-1994), Seiji Shiba (1995-2008), and Gordon Deeg (2008-2014).
Retired BGLM Chairmen, Gordon Deeg and Seiji Shiba receive recognition.