General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Click here for a map.


Events and Activities 2017


July 25 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM: Members bring a tree to work on with Doc! Club wire will be available if needed.
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Jerry Braswell on stones and stone display.
Jerry Braswell is a master craftsman equally known for creating custom wooden display stands ‘diaza’ for Bonsai, and for viewing stones 'Suiseki’. For our July meeting, Jerry is making the drive in from the foothills outside Sacramento to share his vision of “The Art of Viewing Stones” in a talk and slide show specifically designed for ABAS members.
You won’t want to miss this event! A lucky raffle prize winner will take home a beautiful custom designed bonsai stand (photo above).
Anyone in need of a daiza made for a stone or a custom bonsai stand may bring your stone or bonsai pot size to discuss options with Jerry at the break.




August 19 - BYOB (Bring Your Own Bonsai) Workshop

This workshop will be at Renee Seely's home, 9:00 AM to approximately 1:30 PM. Members are invited to sign up at the July meeting. There are 6 spots. Members bring 3-4 trees to work on. Timm Johnson, Phong Nguyen, Kathleen O'Donnell, and Renee Seely will be there to help with styling, wiring, and answer questions. Trees that we worked on in April will most likely need a follow up at this time. If it is hot, we will be inside to stay cool. For more information contact Renee at breadcrust@comcast.net or phone (916) 929-2106




August 22 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Member Steve Cozens presents a program on oaks.




August 26, 27 - Redwood Empire Bonsai Society Annual Show, Santa Rosa

Visit their website http://www.rebsbonsai.org/annual%20show.html for details.




September 26 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Member Doc Ward creates a 'root over rock' for raffle.




October 21, 22 - Capital City Bonsai Show





October 24- ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Member John Cota creates a saikei for raffle.




November 28 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Guest, Ron Anderson, will style a pine or juniper for raffle.




December 21 - Holiday Party

Details to follow





---Links to Regional Events and Activities---

The Golden State Bonsai Federation website has a complete list of clubs and activities throughout the state. This is an excellent resource for bonsai related activities.

Visit the Lotus Bonsai Nursery, Placerville, website for their schedule of workshops and events.