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 2014
Location is the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA. Saturday (Feb 22): Bonsai auction 1PM-4PM with preview at 12 Noon. Sunday (Feb 23): Mammoth Plant Sale and a huge gathering of Vendors, 9AM-4PM. Round robin demonstrations noon to 3PM by Collection Curator, Kathy Shaner and Team. For general information email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the BGLM Website, or phone: Randi Keppeler 650-598-0127
February 25, General Meeting - Special Guest Bjorn Bjorholm
Through the effort of Kathleen O'Donnell in conjunction with a grant from GSBF, ABAS is honored to host internationally known bonsai professional, Bjorn Bjorholm. Bjorn will conduct workshops as well as demonstrations at several clubs in northern California. The demonstration tree for our meeting is a beautiful California juniper. Bjorn's website http://bjorvalabonsaistudio.com/.
March, 15 - ABAS Annual Bus Trip
It is time for the much anticipated ABAS Annual Bus Trip. All clubs and individuals are invited! This year we visit the north bay area with stops at Lone Pine Gardens, Momiji Maples, California Carnivors, and a private bonsai collection. Please join us! click here for details.
March 22, 23 - Shepard Garden and Arts Center Spring Sale
Details to be posted when available.March 25, General Meeting - Pot, Prune, and Show Prep
This meeting will focus on preparing trees for our annual show in April. Details to be determined.April 5, 6 - 37th Bonsai Sekiyu Kai Annual Show
Sacramento Betsuin Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento. Show hours are Saturday Noon – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Demonstrations at 2 PM on both days. Amenities include refreshments, light snacks, door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Member and vendor sales of plants and bonsai-related items will also be available. For more information go to bonsaisekiyukai.wordpress.com.April 12, 13 - ABAS Annual Show
This year's headliner is Kathy Shaner. Kathy is internationally recognized for her excellence in the art of bonsai.
She spent five years in Japan as an apprentice to Yasuo Mitsuya, winner of the Minister of Education and Kokufu awards, and was the first woman and first non-Japanese citizen
to be certified by the Nippon Bonsai Kyodo Kumaii.
Kathy maintains and designs private collections throughout the United States in addition to teaching and her role as curator of the GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt.
Many of Kathy's students are here in Sacramento and are truly enriched by her teaching and approach to the art of bonsai - find the "Soul of the Tree."
Show details to be posted in the near future.
April 22, General Meeting - Broadleaf or Needle Evergreens
Details to be determinedMay 3, 4 - Sacramento Bonsai Club 68th Annual Show
Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Noon – 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations on both days at 2 PM by Sam Adina. Benefit drawings, plant & tree sales. For more information, contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at email@example.com or visit http://www.sacramentobonsaiclub.com/ .