Group Pine Setting by Paulette DeMartin

This Japanese black pine setting of six trees was originally purchased from Ray Nesci’s Nursery in 2012. It was up the back in a polystyrene box and the trees were approximately 25 years old. They required a small amount of […]

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Arthur Robinson and the Beginnings of the NBPCA: Leigh Taafe

At the time the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) was officially opened in Commonwealth Park on 27th September 2008, Floriade was bustling all around the precinct. As part of the celebration of our opening, a couple of […]

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FYI: Bonsai Open

Bonsai Open. Over $5000 in Prize money Open to ALL Australian bonsai artist.
March 5th & 6th, 2022 and introducing Australian Shohin Pot Competition. Over $600 in Prize money. Open to ALL Australian bonsai Potters.

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National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia

What a pleasure it is to visit the NBPCA at the National Arboretum. Summer might not seem like the perfect time but the weather has been a milder in Canberra this year. A volunteer commented that they had had a […]

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COVID UPDATE

As you are all well aware, Sydney and its surrounds are in lockdown which has significantly impacted on BSA activities. Both our August and September meetings and workshops are cancelled as well as our show in September. There is good […]

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AUGUST’S DEMONSTRATION: John Marsh on ‘Preparing Your Trees for a Show’

As John’s demonstration had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, he has kindly provided these detailed notes on preparing trees for show. So, after some time nurturing and styling your bonsai, the time has come when you think it […]

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2021 BSA SHOW

Despite the cancellation of the Earth and Fire Pot Display and Sale at the end of the month and the Central Coast Sales Day mid August, hopefully lockdown will be well and truly over before our show. So just a […]

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FYI: Bonsai-En: online bonsai shop and nursery in NSW Australia

Bonsai-En is an online bonsai shop and nursery in NSW Australia. We want to start supporting bonsai clubs around Australia which will also help support our growth to stock a larger range of quality bonsai supplies In Australia. We ship […]

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NATIONAL BONSAI AND PENJING COLLECTION AUSTRALIA UPDATE: Leigh Taafe

The National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) recently appointed its new Selection & Ambassadorial Committee (SAC). The SAC exists to act as ambassadors for the NBPCA at the grass roots level of the Australian bonsai community, to identify […]

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ILLAWARRA SHOW

Last month the Illawarra Bonsai Society held its annual show. What a pleasure to see so many beautiful trees expertly displayed. The two show days were extremely well attended, showing a genuine desire to see quality bonsai after a twelve […]

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