Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt opened its gate to the public in 1999, after many years of planning, fund raising and volunteers working to build a garden to put on permanent display historical and legacy bonsai. The GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is the home to some of the finest bonsai in the US. The BGLM, located at Oakland’s Lakeside Park, is the only major all-volunteer bonsai garden in the country and houses some of the most important bonsai in the US. Built, staffed and maintained by volunteers from throughout the greater San Francisco/Bay Area, and supported entirely by donations from our visitors and the bonsai community.