One goal of the GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt (BGLM) is to educate people in the art and science of Bonsai. In an effort towards achieving that goal, the BGLM has teamed with the East Bay Bonsai Society (EBBS) to help interested students get started in the study of bonsai. EBBS meets at the Lake Merritt Garden Center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM to socialize and attend lectures about bonsai techniques by bonsai masters. Highly trained EBBS members volunteer as teachers for the Beginner’s Bonsai Classes held at the BGLM on the fourth Sunday of each month. Upon completion of the Class you are invited to attend EBBS meetings and events to continue your bonsai education. If you are interested in participating in a Bonsai Beginner’s Class, please complete the form below.