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  • Hands-on meeting led by Carmen & Renee- for a 'Defoliating Party'
    Hands-on meeting led by Carmen & Renee- for a 'Defoliating Party'
    Tue, Apr 23
    Sacramento
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Bring Your Own Trees, tools and table covering. Practice defoliating techniques with guidance. In person only...No Zoom.
  • Member Only Workshop
    Member Only Workshop
    Sat, May 11
    Location is TBD
    May 11, 2024, 8:30 AM – May 12, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    May 11, 2024, 8:30 AM – May 12, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    These member-led workshops are for members only and fill up quickly. The fee of $10 goes towards supplies. To sign up contact Renee at breadcrust@comcast.net and indicate if you want morning (8:30 - 12:30) or afternoon (1:00 - 5:00).
  • Dig-In (8) - May 11, 2024
    Dig-In (8) - May 11, 2024
    Sat, May 11
    Location is TBD
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    "Dig In" is ABAS’ new member training program, aimed to introduce newcomers to bonsai basics and teach how to select bonsai material with the most potential. The aim is to help folks fast forward past the early twig phase of collecting that we have all been through and arrive faster at high quality
  • Azalea Care with Timm Johnson
    Azalea Care with Timm Johnson
    Tue, May 28
    Sacramento
    May 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    May 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Long time ABAS member (35+ years) and Master Gardener, Timm Johnson will share his vast knowledge of Azalea care and development. Join us in honoring Timm as he is presented the ABAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Member Only Workshop
    Member Only Workshop
    Sat, Jun 15
    Location is TBD
    Jun 15, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jun 16, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jun 15, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jun 16, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    These member-led workshops are for members only and fill up quickly. The fee of $10 goes towards supplies. To sign up contact Renee at breadcrust@comcast.net and indicate if you want morning (8:30 - 12:30) or afternoon (1:00 - 5:00).
  • Development of Oak Bonsai with John "JT" Thompson
    Development of Oak Bonsai with John "JT" Thompson
    Tue, Jun 25
    Sacramento
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    JT will share his decades of experience cultivating oak trees into beautiful bonsai. Developmental techniques and timelines will be discussed.
  • Summer Splash 2024
    Summer Splash 2024
    Tue, Jul 23
    Sacramento
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Bring an appetizer, join the fun and watch four ABAS members style trees that will be won by four lucky raffle winners at the end of our meeting.
  • ABAS Live Auction and Consignment Sales
    ABAS Live Auction and Consignment Sales
    Tue, Sep 24
    Sacramento
    Sep 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Sep 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    ABAS members may sell their bonsai, pots/tools etc in our live auction or in the consignment sale area. Get into a bidding war over quality trees, discover a bargain in the consignment area. This is a great opportunity to move things forward or obtain new material.
  • Shepard Garden & Art Center Fall Sale
    Shepard Garden & Art Center Fall Sale
    Sat, Oct 05
    Sacramento
    Oct 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – Oct 06, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – Oct 06, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    ABAS will have a sales table with bonsai and bonsai related items. Other clubs and vendors will be selling plants, paintings, crafts and decor. This is a fundraiser for the center.
  • Hands-on Bonsai Fall Care with Renee and Carmen
    Hands-on Bonsai Fall Care with Renee and Carmen
    Tue, Nov 26
    Sacramento
    Nov 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Nov 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Bring your own trees, tools and table covering as we work together to complete Fall care. Experienced ABAS members will assist newer members in preparing their trees for the upcoming winter months.
  • ABAS Holiday Party
    ABAS Holiday Party
    Wed, Dec 11
    Sacramento
    Dec 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Dec 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Table set up is at 5:30 pm so come to help if you'd like. Drinks are at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Prize given for best decorated bonsai. Bonsai related give exchange (optional).
  • ABAS Seasonal Bonsai School
    ABAS Seasonal Bonsai School
    Now available
    ABAS YouTube
    Now available
    ABAS YouTube
    Now available
    ABAS YouTube
    Watch Carmen Scott and Renee Seely's YouTube series! The program 'optimizes' seasonal work to hasten tree development and build skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq9kw50BW6A&t=9s
Events
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Most general meetings are in-person and real-time Zoom.
Zoom recordings will be posted on the ABAS YouTube channel.
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