The Society is pleased to have HUGH GRANT as our Visiting Tutor for 2018. 

Hugh will be giving a demonstration and holding workshops on the weekend of 23 & June 2018.


See the Special Workshops page for more details and to access the Registration Form.

Welcome to the website of the Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania -  the southernmost bonsai society in Australia. This is an on-line 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 on-going 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 surrounds. They range from the absolute novice through to the experienced and very talented expert.

The members’ trees range from the classic bonsai, such as maples and pines, through to rare exotics and Australian and, especially, Tasmanian native species.

The Society holds monthly meetings, runs workshops, publishes a newsletter, organises tree-collecting excursions and mounts exhibitions. It holds an extensive library of bonsai books and magazines for the use of members.

The Society hosted the very successful 29th Australian National Bonsai Convention that was held 20-23 May 2016 in Hobart. 

By exploring  our site through the navigation links at the head of this page or clicking on the Site Map link at the foot of this page, you can learn more about the Society’s activities and, if interested, how to become a member.

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

The Society acknowledges ongoing support from Island Bonsai, 
Heritage Bonsai Tasmania 
and Harmony Garden Centre and Florist, Lauderdale.

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