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May (2024) Demonstration : Sean Hood

Sean is an extremely talented bonsai artist who has been practising bonsai for over twenty years. From a modest beginning in a small nursery on the Central Coast and a period of study with Lee Wilson, Sean’s skills now, span […]

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March Demonstration: Joe Morgan-Paylor

At last month’s BSA meeting, Joe Morgan-Paylor from Nichigo Bonsai (https://nichigobonsai.com) used a Podocarpus lawrencei propagated by Jarryd Bailey (https://www.montanebonsai.com) in 2014 and bought from Tree Makers (https://treemakers.com.au/) recently. Podocarpus lawrencei or the Mountain Plum Pine is a sub alpine/ […]

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April’s Demonstrator : Andrew Edge

AABC visiting tutor, Andrew Edge is the owner of Edge Bonsai Studio, and a well-known and admired bonsai artist from the Central Coast. He is passionate about bonsai and brings a deep knowledge of horticulture and Japanese techniques to his […]

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March’s Demonstration: Joe Morgan-Paylor

Well known as a national demonstrator, Joe Morgan-Payler brings a deep knowledge of bonsai and great creativity to all he does. Joe grew up in the temperate rainforests of the Otway Ranges in south-west Victoria and so has always been influenced by the complexity of nature. Interested in bonsai rom his teenage years, Joe eventually went to study in Japan under Mr Urushibata at Taisho-en, to which he has returned many times to refine his skills. A friendly personality combined with insight and knowledge and a background in Fine Arts and Design makes Joe a unique demonstrator and his workshop a great learning experience.

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Workshop Notes

Our workshop last month was interesting and well attended, with some new members creating root over rock fig bonsai. Ingrid also showed us how to expose and work to develop further a fig from her collection, which had previously been […]

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Demonstrators for 2024

All demonstrations below are held at the West Pennant Hills Community Centre, 42 Hill Road, West Pennant Hills and start at 7.30pm

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February 2024 Demonstrator: John Marsh

An elder statesman of Australian bonsai, John started bonsai in 1971. He was founding member of the Nepean Bonsai Society (where he continues to teach), an inaugural member of the AABC and its vice-president for many years. John has demonstrated […]

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This Month’s Demonstration/Workshop: Figs

This month is a workshop meeting focusing on ficus. There will be short demonstration/ discussion on figs and the rest of the evening will be an opportunity to work on your own figs. Andrew, Ingrid, Paulette and Sam are extremely […]

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November’s Demonstration: Michael Hood

Michael has been practising bonsai since 1995 after working a few days at a bonsai nursery. He was then lucky enough to study with Lee Wilson for several years. For the past fifteen, he has been working alongside his brother […]

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July 2023 Meeting: Deciduous Workshop

Last month’s deciduous workshop was successful with many members bringing trees of varying styles and sizes to work on, either styling or repotting as necessary. Maples seemed the dominant species with some terrific, big maple forests. Everybody seemed to enjoy […]

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