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


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, Kathy Owyoung, Renee Seely and Kathleen O'Donnell.
Show and Tell: Bring a tree, stand, and accent for our program discussion.

Sign-up sheets for Spring Show volunteers will be posted! Your time will be greatly appreciated!




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 7 - ABAS Spring Show Set Up

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento. Members bring trees, stands, accents, and stones. Click here for a map.




April 8,9 - ABAS Spring Show

This year we are honored to have Jonas Dupuich as our headliner. Visit his website https://bonsaitonight.com/ to learn about this very talented bonsai artist.
Show hours are Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM, and Sunday, April 9, 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM. Demonstrations are Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM. Demonstration trees are included in the daily raffle. Location is the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento. Click here for a map.

Beginner workshop at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning; cost is $10.00. Sign up Saturday or Sunday before 10:00 AM at the raffle ticket sales table; 10 student maximum, 'first come, first serve'. To register in advance, contact Renee Seely via email breadcrust@comcast.net or phone (916) 929-2106. Trees, wire, pots, soil, etc., are provided.

Our show has a large vendor and member consignment area. This is a great opportunity to obtain quality bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, and supplies. Members planning to sell on consignment may download the following instructions and forms:
Seller Instructions
Seller Payment and Inventory Sheet

We need volunteers! Members, if you have time to help out, please contact Renee Seely breadcrust@comcast.net.




April 22 - ABAS Annual Bus Trip to the Second Annual Fundraising Event for the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen Gardens, Fresno

12 hour bus trip departing the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center at McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, at 8:00 AM and returning at 8:00 PM. Rendezvous point for Stockton/Modesto people is the 'Park & Ride" just north of JC Penny at the Vintage Fair Mall. Destination is the 2nd Annual Koen Nai No Bonsai Fundraiser at the Clark Collection at Shinzen Friendship Park, Fresno. Trip highlights: visit the Clark Bonsai Collection, the first Central California Regional Bonsai Exhibit, 9:00am - 12:00pm Shohin workshops, 9:30am - 5:30pm bonsai and bonsai material sales, 10:30am - 1:30pm David Nguy demonstration (tree auctioned at 1:30pm), 12:00pm - 1:30pm Shohin round robin demonstrations (demo trees auctioned at 1:30pm), 1:30pm - 4:00pm live auction of Ray Thieme collection and other selected bonsai from local and statewide artists.

Cost is $48.00 per person. Visit the event website at http://www.clarkbonsaicollection.com/koen-nai-no-bonsai.html We have met the 40 person minimum! There are 6 seats remaining. For reservations mail check made out to ABAS to: Patti Fletcher, 3901 Don River Ln., Sacramento, CA 95834. For more information contact Renee Seely (916) 929-2106 or via email breadcrust@comcast.net.




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 bonsaigui@comcast.net.




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.




June 10 - ABAS Annual Garden Tour

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.