News from the NBPCA

On the 1st of November 2023, Scott Saddler AM, Executive Branch Manager of the National Arboretum Canberra and Leigh Taafe, Curator at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) travelled to Japan to mark a significant moment in […]

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Canberra Bonsai Society Show 2023

It’s always fun to attend the Canberra Bonsai Society’s annual show. As usual, there was a good mix of native and exotic trees in various stages of development representing the range of its members which were well displayed, interesting demonstrations […]

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Workshop Notes: Michele Toomey

Last month participants mainly worked on deciduous species, including maples and wisteria. This month it isn’t too late to repot deciduous trees, so long as they aren’t yet in leaf. You might also want to start working on conifers, as […]

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Workshop Notes by Michele Toomey

Nine members attended our workshop last month and had an interesting time doing Root over Rock figs. Some trees created at last year’s Root over Rock workshop had their roots exposed to check on progress. Of these, a few needed […]

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Workshop notes by Michele Toomey

All members are reminded that in December there is no workshop meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The 2023 BSA calendar starts on January 17th (3rd Tuesday) with the first workshop for the year, as normal. Our January […]

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Bonsai Business

Our Annual General Meeting will be held before December’s meeting on Tuesday 6th December 2022 at 7.30pm at the West Pennant Hills Community Centre. The agenda will be as follows:  Welcome address by the Vice President. To receive, and if […]

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Bonsai By The Harbour: Michele Toomey

It was a real treat for me to attend Bonsai by the Harbour this June, not only because it was the first time I’d ever been able to attend this event, but also because our previously wet and cold winter […]

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Our Show

Once again, our show will be held in the large Harvey Lowe Pavilion, so this is a reminder to get your trees ready for show. There is no show without trees, YOUR TREES! So please consider showing a tree or […]

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Workshop Notes

Last month was one of our focus workshops for the year, working on group plantings. Two of our members participated in this activity, creating their first group settings. There was also an existing setting repotted into a handmade cement pot. […]

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Bonsai Business

Our show dates are now finalised- 2nd- 4th September. Our flyer is below. That means we all should be looking at our trees now and deciding which ones we want to show and working them appropriately. We can’t have a […]

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