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

September 23, Annual ABAS Auction

Members, here is one of our yearly opportunities to trim down collections, pass on quality trees to others, and help the club raise funds for activities and events. Sellers should deliver trees to the Garden and arts Center at 5:30 PM, buyer viewing begins at 6:00 PM, and auction begins at 6:30PM. Volunteers are needed for runners, cashiers, monitors for tree holding area, etc. Sign up sheets will be available at the August meeting. Sellers, download information and forms by clicking the following links:
Auction Seller Instructions
Auction Seller Payment and Inventory Sheet




Saturday, October 4th - Midori of San Jose, 53rd Annual Show

Some of the most talented bonsai artists in California belong to the Midori Bonsai Club. Do not miss this show! click here for details!




October 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting

The program will be a hands-on workshop conducted by John Cota. Members who selected trees for John's workshop at the August meeting will work on those trees this evening. Bring your tools, wire will be provided by ABAS.
In addition, members who are helping with the GSBF Convention 37 will have time for last minute organizing.




October 30 - November 2, GSBF Convention 37

Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) Convention 37, “Bonsai Visions of the West” is here in Sacramento at the DoubleTree Hotel and Event Center, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA, 95815, located just off Business 80 near Arden Fair Mall . Headliners are Kathy Shaner, Peter Tea, and David DeGroot. Visit the convention website for more details..




November 25, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Fall is pine maintenance time! Roger Steel will lead this program on pine fall maintenance. This is one of the most important times of the year to work on pines, so members, bring your pines for pruning, needle pulling, wiring, and restyling! Experienced members will be available to assist.




December 10th, Holiday Party

Details to follow!






Events and Activities 2014

January 27, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Peter Tea presents the program. Details to follow.




February 24, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Dino Pappademos styles a maple.




March 24, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Bob Shimon presents the program. Details to follow.




April 11 and 12 - ABAS Spring Show

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 2014 schedule of workshops and events.