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

February 11 RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 4, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, ABAS Repotting Workshop at Renee Seely's Home

Cost is $10.00 to cover price of materials. Sign up at November meeting or contact Renee via email or phone (916) 929-2106. Materials provided: soil, screen, wire. Participants bring 1 - 2 trees and pots. A review of soil composition, pot selection, and tree development will be discussed related to the trees in the workshop.
Members who wish to come and observe are welcome at no charge.

February 18, 19; Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt Annual Mammoth Fundraiser

The Annual Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Mammoth Auction is on Saturday, February 18 and the Mammoth Sale is on Sunday, February 19, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, CA next to the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. Visit their website

February 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Regular meeting: Peter Tea presents a program on conifers. One of our raffle prizes will be a spot in a Peter workshop on Saturday, April 29!
Show and Tell: Bring your favorite conifer!

March 25, 26 - Sacramento Garden and Arts Center Spring Festival

Details to follow.

March 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting: 6:00 - 7:00 PM with Ann Hultgren assisting members create accent plantings. Bring small pots!
Regular meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM: In preparation for our Spring show, a member led program on exploring the mysteries of tree display with members Carmen Scott, Renee Seely and Kathleen O'Donnell.
Show and Tell: Bring a tree, stand, and accent for our program discussion.

April 1,2 - Bonsai Sekiyu Kai Annual Show

At the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day, demonstration 2:00 PM each day followed by a benefit raffle.

April 8,9 - ABAS Spring Show

This year we are honored to have Jonas Dupuich as our headliner. Visit his website to learn about this very talented bonsai artist.

April 22, 23 - Second Annual Fundraising Event for the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen Gardens

At the Shinzen Gardens in Woodward Park, Fresno, CA. Activities include demonstrations by David Nguy and Peter Tea, Toko-Kazari Display Competition, huge bonsai auction, large vendor sales, shohin workshops, and the first Central Valley Regional Bonsai Exhibit. For more information contact Bob Hilvers at

April 25, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting: 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Bonsai Study Course.
Regular meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM: Timm Johnson on satsuki azaleas.
Show and Tell: Bring an azalea or or other flowering tree(s).

May 6,7 - Sacramento Bonsai Club Annual Show

At the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Hours Saturday 12:00 - 5:00, Sunday 11:00 - 4:00. Demonstration at 2:00 PM both days.

May 20, 21 - Satsuki Aikokai Annual Show

At theSacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Hours Saturday 10:00 - 5:00, Sunday 10:00 - 4:00. Demonstration at 1:00 PM both days.

May 23 - ABAS Annual Auction

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.