Since 1956 the Cleveland Bonsai Club has been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in Bonsai, Penjing and Saikei. Club meetings include the general exchange of ideas and information, as well as demonstrations, instruction, workshops and speakers of all types, whether from the club members or professionals known worldwide.

Our Club meetings are currently held January through November on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse located on Martin Luther King Blvd. off the I-90 exit in Cleveland.

In addition to our monthly meetings and activities, the CBC puts on as many as two shows per year with our primary annual show in early June. These shows include vendors, demonstrations, displays and beautiful settings with as many as 75 to 100 of the finest Bonsai examples on display.

Guests of all experience levels are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and annual shows. So, feel free to drop in and see what it is all about!


Bonsai Shows

The Cleveland Bonsai Club will be hosting two shows in 2019.

Summer Show: Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 10am-3:30pm.
Fall Show: Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th, 10am-3:30pm.

Come and see more than 50 trees and learn about the art of bonsai! Trees will be on display at all stages of development. Vendors will have trees, pots, and other bonsai supplies for sale.

Demonstrations daily! Learn how these trees are selected, potted, wired, trimmed, and cared for from our club masters. 

Confirmed vendors for the Summer Show
Ken’s World of Bonsai
Giorgi Studio (bonsai pots)
April Grigsby Ceramics
The Flower Market (bonsai trees)
Barrio Tacos (SATURDAY ONLY!)
Signature Slush & Cream (SUNDAY ONLY!)

We will also have various trees, pots, tools, etc. for sale at the “club table”.

While you’re here, visit the beautiful greenhouses and gardens of Rockefeller Greenhouse.

The show is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Free parking!

Show Details

  • This is primarily an outdoor show so dress for the weather!
  • The parking lot in front of the Rockefeller Greenhouse fills quickly. Additional parking is located across the street. Visitors are not allowed to drive past the gates at the greenhouse.
  • Some vendors take credit cards but you may want to bring cash as well. There are no ATMs at the Greenhouse.
  • The show will close promptly at 3:30pm to accommodate the Greenhouse hours.