General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM, at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Click here for a map.

Events and Activities 2019

April 23, Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Rick Garcia

6:00 PM: Bonsai Q&A with Rick; bring azaleas
7:00 PM: Rick on developing azalea bonsai
Show and Tell: Azaleas, other flowering species, something you wish to share

May 4,5 - Sacramento Bonsai Club Annual Show

Annual Spring Show at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM, with a Sam Adina demonstration at 1:30 PM, both days. Large member sales and vendor areas, free admission and plenty of parking. The benefit drawings both days will include the demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information visit our website: or contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at (916) 300-8103 or e-mail

Saturday, May 11 - ABAS Member Workshop at Renee's

Subject: Pruning, Styling, Wiring, deciduous and broadleaf evergreens
Time: 9:00 AM - ~1:00 PM
Cost: $10.00
Bring several trees to work on as well as tools and accessories.
Club wire is available for wiring projects.
Sign up at April meeting or email Renee

May 17, 18,19 - Lotus Bonsai Annual Sale

This is the not to be missed sale at the nursery. 20% discounts on all Bonsai trees and stock plants.

May 18,19 - Sacramento Satsuki Aikokai Annual Show

Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento: 41st Annual showing of beautiful blooming Satsuki azalea bonsai at Shepard Art and Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM both days. “Create your own azalea bonsai” workshop both days at 11 AM (Fee: $20). Raffle, vendors, Satsuki information booth, free parking and entrance.

May 28, Monthly Meeting

6:00 PM: Begin with hands on workshop for member trees; experienced members will be there to assist with work. Bring a tree, tools, accessories, club wire, aluminum and copper, will be available for wiring projects.
7:00 PM: Business Meeting, Clarence Smith announces slate of officers for 2019 - 2020, also takes nominations from the floor.
Kathy Owyoung presents her ‘Power of One’ program from the GSBF Convention. Following Kathy's presentation, we will resume work on member trees until the end of the meeting. .

June 1, ABAS Annual Garden tour

Details to follow.

June 25, Monthly Meeting - SUMMER SPLASH

Round Robin Workstations, Hors d'Oeuvres, Elections, 'Power of One' for something to be determined!

July 22, ABAS Workshop with Bjorn Bjorholm

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Place: Renee's home
Cost: $114.00
Limit 6, members only, first come first serve.
Bring lunch, tools, wire, accessories
Contact Renee via email or phone (916) 929-2106.

July 23, Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Bjorn Bjorholm

No Bonsai Q&A this evening. We want to give Bjorn maximum time to style a beautiful lodgepole pine for our evening raffle. The lodgepole is from Don Casselman's collection so it is special. Bjorn will begin at 6:00 PM, brief business meeting at 7:00 PM, break for refreshments and 'Show and Tell' 07:45 PM, raffle at 8:45 PM.

August 27, ABAS Annual Auction & Bonsai Bazaar

Details to follow

September 24, Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Boon Manakitivipart

Details to follow

October 22, Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Peter Macasieb

Shohin bonsai

---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.