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Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai and Penjung Show

The Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai and Penjung Show will feature high quality bonsai from the collections of society members. This will include some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra. The display will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species.

Highlights in the display this year will be a number of pines which have been developed to display quality through a two year program, some shohin (bonsai under 25cm) and azaleas which have been styled and/or refined during workshops over the last few years and a number of bonsai representing species from the NAC.

Demonstration sessions at 11am and 2pm daily, will cover aspects of designing and maintaining bonsai.

‘Bonsai Basics’ sessions at 10am and 1pm daily.

Plant sales this year will include starter plants, advanced stock trees and styled bonsai. This is a great opportunity to buy trees of a quality which are not available often in Canberra.

Australian made and imported Japanese and Chinese bonsai pots, tools, wire, and books will also be available.

Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite bonsai.



Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 4pm




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