Change of Venue in 2020

The society will be moving from the Bellerive Community Arts Centre to Cambridge Hall for our monthly meetings. This is the same location as our workshops are held. Start time has also changed from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. Meetings will still be held the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting February 2020.

Final Meeting of 2019

Come to our final meeting for 2019 on Tuesday 19th November @ 7:30pm. Enjoy a general discussion, tree critique, and some coffee and snacks!!

Welcome to the the Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania -  the southernmost bonsai society in Australia. This is an online resource for members and others interested in bonsai. Bonsai is a four-dimensional art form, having length, width, depth and time. It allows the enthusiast to closely study the ongoing development of  a tree which, in nature, could achieve a height of 20–30 m, but in bonsai may only  be  30–40 cm. Although originating in Japan and China, interest in bonsai is now a global phenomenon and some of the very best trees and collections can be found in other areas of the World.

Members of the Society are bonsai enthusiasts in Hobart and surrounding areas. They range from the absolute novice through to the experienced expert. The members’ trees range from the classic bonsai, such as maples and pines, through to rare exotics and Australian/Tasmanian native species.

The Society holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month Feb - November and runs workshops the weekend following the Tuesday meetings. We also publish a newsletter to members, organise tree-collecting excursions and mount exhibitions every 18 months. We hold an extensive library of bonsai books and magazines for the use of members as well.

In 2016 the Society hosted the 29th Australian National Bonsai Convention held 20-23 May 2016 in Hobart. 

You will find details of membership benefits, fees and an on-line application form on the Membership page.

Upcoming Events


Tuesday 19 November Meeting Bellerive – Exhibition review. Tree Critique: A native vs exotic

Sunday 24 November Christmas BBQ at Jarryd’s, 608 Collinsvale Rd, Collinsvale (to be confirmed)

End of 2019 Club Events

**Club Events will resume February 18 2020**

To Be Determined