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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Around the Arboretum: Leigh Taafe

June is a busy month at the NBPCA with a large portion of our deciduous trees requiring structural pruning now that the leaves have fallen. Any deciduous tree that bleeds sap heavily requires its structural pruning done as soon as […]

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Workshop Notes for June: Michele Toomey

You can now start bringing dormant deciduous species for repotting and styling. If you are planning to put your tree into a bonsai pot for the first time, be sure to bring at least a couple of pots you think […]

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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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