Abstract Flame
 As we are beginning to transition to in-person meetings, please note that some meetings may still be presented in Zoom. 
The ABAS Auction will be a LIVE event and will not be offered via Zoom.
  • Summer Splash - LIVE- on the Patio pending CDC/Sac County guidelines
    Jun 22, 6:00 PM
    Shepard Garden & Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Our "Summer Splash Event" LIVE on the Garden Center patio! Carmen Scott, Paul Holtzen, Bill Burns and Roger Steele will each work trees that will be offered for silent auction. The Summer Splash is a social mixer. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well.
  • Member Workshop
    Sat, Jun 26
    Member's Only Workshop
    Jun 26, 2:00 PM PDT
    Member's Only Workshop
    Our workshop topic will be decandling black pines and will be via Zoom
  • Andrew Robson
    Tue, Jul 27
    Andrew Robson - Bonsai Care
    Jul 27, 7:00 PM PDT
    Andrew Robson - Bonsai Care
    Andrew Robson will discuss fall and summer care of deciduous trees. This program will be presented via Zoom only.
  • Juan Cruz on developing your tree's character
    Tue, Aug 24
    Shepard Garden & Arts Center - LIVE!
    Aug 24, 6:00 PM PDT
    Shepard Garden & Arts Center - LIVE!
    Bring your trees so we can explore together with Juan how to get the most character out of your trees. Juan will begin at 6 pm to give beginner's an opportunity to ask questions before the main meeting at 7 pm.
  • ABAS Auction
    Tue, Sep 28
    Sacramento
    Sep 28, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Live Auction at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center.
  • GSBF 2021 "Bonsai Rendezvous"
    Sat, Oct 02
    Santa Nella
    Oct 02, 7:00 AM – Oct 03, 5:00 PM
    Santa Nella, 13070 CA-33, Santa Nella, CA 95322, USA
    A Celebration of Bonsai in Santa Nella. No registration fee. Open to the public. Free demonstrations with 'Do-It-Yourself' bonsai work areas. Silent Auction and Consignment Sales opportunity
  • Fall Sale, SGAC at McKinley Park
    Oct 02, 10:00 AM – Oct 03, 3:00 PM
    Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Shepard Garden & Arts Fall Garden Sale offers shoppers great bargains and is a fundraiser for the Center
  • Slab Planting
    Tue, Oct 26
    Sacramento
    Oct 26, 6:00 PM
    Sacramento, Shepard Garden and Arts Center,
    A beginner's session will start at 6 pm prior to Vince Owyoung's 7 pm demonstration on successful methods for planting bonsai on a slab.
  • Timm Johnson explains the whens, wheres, hows of pruning bonsai
    Nov 23, 6:00 PM
    Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA, USA
    To prune, not to prune? Where and when to make your cut? Sign in at 6 pm for the pre-meeting with a focus on helping beginner's. Timm's program will start at 7 pm.
  • ABAS Holiday Party
    Time is TBD
    Shepard Garden & Arts Center
    Time is TBD
    Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    Anticipating that COVID-19 restriction will be lifted, join fellow ABAS members for socializing and a holiday potluck!