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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Workshop Notes by Michele Toomey

Last month at the workshop several members still chose to work on their figs, as well as some conifers. Figs were still able to be repotted, with the conifers just being tidied up or wired. Adrian used raffia on an […]

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Next Month’s Demonstrators: Ingrid Bauer and Michael Kempson

Next month BSA members, Ingrid and Michael, will conduct a joint demonstration. Both have a wealth of practical and artistic knowledge so it should be a very interesting evening. Ingrid will be discussing the South African bonsai style and trees, […]

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FYI: Jarryd Bailey: Montane Bonsai

Jarryd has practised bonsai since he was 12 years old. He completed an apprenticeship at Crataegus Bonsai (Portland Oregon) and now operates Montane Bonsai Garden on the northern slopes of Mt. Wellington.

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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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Workshop Notes January by Michele Toomey

Our workshop last month was interesting, with members creating root over rock fig bonsais. Ian generously provided the expertise as well as the necessary muck and sphagnum moss to make it happen. One member’s tree that had been placed on […]

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February Demonstrator: Allan Peck

Allan has been practising bonsai from 2004 and has great knowledge and experience which he shares as a visiting speaker to clubs all over NSW. His focus is on the collection of, mostly native, mature wild trees. Allan’s aim is […]

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Workshop 2022

Next year our monthly workshops will change a little with four being dedicated to specific topics and skills and the other seven having suggestions for timely work. You can still bring what you would like to work on or the […]

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Privet Makeover: Lee Wright

Have this charming little privet, all of 16 cm high. The trunk has great movement, showy roots and a mushroom top. What more can you ask for? The problem was, the roots were getting too big and the top had […]

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From Permanent Collection of the NBPCA: Leigh Taafe

The bonsai pictured below is believed to be the oldest tree in Australia to have been grown and designed specifically for bonsai that is still alive today. It was kindly donated to the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia […]

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