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


August 19 - BYOB (Bring Your Own Bonsai) Workshop RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 16


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 16 - 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 August 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




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.