Events happening from Saturday 12th September 9am to 5pm to Sunday 13th September 9am to 4pm

Bonsai Open

Open to all Australian bonsai artists, the Bonsai Open is an annual premier “Australian” bonsai competition. To ensure exceptional bonsai are exhibited alongside the Central Coast Bonsai Club’s annual show, a significant prize pool is being offered:

1st Place $3,000
2nd Place $1,000
3rd Place $500
Best Australian native $500 + $200 Native yamadori voucher from “Tree Makers”


A superb display of bonsai, demonstrations by Joe Morgan-Payler, Andrew Edge and Hugh Grant, sponsor, vendor & club members sales areas, raffles and auctions are sure to draw large crowds of bonsai enthusiasts. The competition will be judged by Joe Morgan-Payler (Vic) & Brenda Parker (NSW).


Shohin Pot Open

Open to all Australian ceramic artists, the Shohin Pot Open recognises that Shohin pots are a study in themselves, either elaborately decorated or pure simplicity of form and design. To promote the art of Bonsai ceramics and bring together the best Shohin pots in Australia we offer the following prize pool in addition to an attractive trophy:

1st Place $400
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $75


Joe Morgan-Payler (Vic) & an independent ceramic artist (NSW) will judge the Shohin Pot Open. Refer to the Bonsai Open and Shohin Pot Open Guideline and Entry Form for application details. Proudly brought to you by the Central Coast Bonsai Club

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