Welcome to the Clark Bonsai Collection

Inside Shinzen Friendship Garden
at Woodward Park

Museum Hours

BONSAI GARDEN HOURS:

10AM-12:30PM
Wednesday & Friday
10AM-4PM
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

(You may go to 'Plan Your Visit' to inquire about making an appointment to visit the bonsai garden outside of the posted hours.)

Because the bonsai garden can only be open when a docent is present, we always take care for the health and safety of our volunteers. Therefore, when the temperature exceeds 95 degrees, the hours are 10am-1pm Weekends.

Unfortunately we must be closed when it is raining, the air quality is considered unhealthy for all groups, or there are no docents available.

OUR VISION

The Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen is a living museum encompassing the history of the art of bonsai in California and an educational center for the appreciation and practice of the art form.

OUR MISSION

  • To continue the legacy of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture to promote and preserve the Japanese aesthetic and cultural values expressed by the beauty of this art.
  • To preserve and maintain a collection of bonsai representing the historical spectrum of styles.
  • To be an educational center for the art of bonsai in keeping with the mission of Golden State Bonsai Federation
  • To provide continuing education for bonsai practitioners by recognized bonsai masters.
  • To provide bonsai classes/workshops for local schools and other interested groups
  • To provide our visitors with a serene experience and an introduction to this art through thematic bonsai displays.
  • To insure the sustainability of the Collection and its programs by attracting and developing the support of donors and volunteers.
  • To maintain a mutually beneficial partnership between the Golden State Bonsai Federation, the Fresno Bonsai Society, the Clark Bonsai Collection, and Shinzen Friendship Garden in furtherance of our common goals.

Museum Location

Clark Bonsai Collection

(inside the Shinzen Garden at  Woodward Park, Fresno, CA)

114 W Audubon Dr, Fresno, CA 93720