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

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.
Dino will style a black pine for the primary raffle prize.




December 10th, Holiday Party

Join fellow ABAS members for an awesome potluck, gift exchange, bonsai tree decorating contest, and the opportunity to just socialize for an evening. Invite your friends and family. Turkey and ham are provided by ABAS. Bring a side dish or dessert to share, as well as, a plate and flatware for yourself and your guest(s). The bonsai tree Christmas decorating contest and gift exchange are optional but lots more fun if everyone participates. To participate in the gift exchange, bring a bonsai related wrapped gift, value not to exceed $20.00. There will be a special prize for the decorated bonsai tree voted best by the audience. Doors open at 5:30 PM for decorating and table set up, drinks and finger food at 6 PM. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM.






HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

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 styles a Mendocino Pygmy Cypress.




April 11 and 12 - ABAS Spring Show

Dan Robinson from Elanden Gardens in Bremerton, Washington, will be our headliner. The Art of Bonsai Project has a great article about Dan if you would like to learn more about him.




April 25 and 26 - Bonsai Sekiyu Kai Show

Details to follow.




April 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting

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.