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 2016


June 28, ABAS Annual Luau and Elections

The theme for this years Luau is Italian. ABAS will provide the main dishes, lasagna, and drinks. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Family and friends are invited! Remember to bring a plate and flatware for you and your guests. Decorating at 5:30 PM, social hour at 6:00 PM and Dinner at 7:00 PM.




July 26, ABAS Monthly Meeting

This program will feature Jonas Dupuich styling a tree for raffle. Jonas is another of our very talented local bonsai artists. He is a long time student of Boon Manakitivipart and a member of the Bay Island Bonsai club. Jonas is among a select group of bonsai artists invited to show a tree at the Artisans Cup in Portland and is author of the popular 'Bonsai Tonight' bonsai blog. Visit this link to learn more about Jonas.




August 23, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Doc Ward will demonstrate carving techniques on an old boxwood and John Cota will style a beautiful Kiyohime Yatsabusa Japanese Maple for raffle.




September 27, ABAS Annual Auction

Details to follow.




October 25, Monthly Meeting

Bjorn Bjorholm is our guest presenter. Details to follow.




November 22, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Bob Bugay hosts his third 'Tree Improvement Program'. Members, please bring 1 or 2 trees for group feedback and suggestions. The audience will assist Bob with tree evaluation and provide suggestions for taking it "To The Next Level." Bonsai is a journey. So, bring your tree(s) to the November 22 meeting and let your fellow members help you on this journey.




ABAS 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 2014 schedule of workshops and events.