Meetings & Workshops

The Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania meets on the third Tuesday of the month  from February through to November. 

Meetings are held at the Bellerive Community Arts Centre (17 Cambridge Road, Bellerive 7018) and start at 7.30 pm. You are welcome to attend as a guest before joining the Society. See the Membership page for further information about benefits to be gained by joining the Society.

At the monthly meetings, members display trees and exchange ideas and advice. Often, there is also a demonstration of a particular bonsai technique.

The Society also holds  10 workshops each year. Members work on their trees and share knowledge and ideas. The Workshops are usually for members only; non-members may attend one workshop.  They are held on a Saturday or Sunday at the Cambridge Hall, 989 Cambridge Road, Cambridge 7170. There is a charge of $4 for each workshop

The Society mounts a exhibition, which is open to the public, every 18 months. This year we are holding an Autumn Exhibition at the Rosny Barn adjacent to toe Eastlands Shopping Centre, Rosny on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018.

 Monthly meetings

20 February 2018
20 March 2018
17  April 2018 
15 May 2018
19 June 2018
17 July 2018
21 August 2018 (Annual General Meeting)
18 September 2018
16 October 2018
20  November 2018 

At each meeting, members are encouraged to bring along some trees for display. Three may be selected for a brief detailed critique.

Each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours; the normal schedule will be:

20 mins - general business;
20 mins - looking at trees on display table;
15 mins - critique of three trees;
45 mins - talk and demonstration; and
20 mins - refreshments and tidying the venue.

  Committee meetings
13 March 2018
10 April 2018
12 June 2018
14 August 2018
  9 October 2018

 Regular workshops

Sat 24 February 2018
Sun 25 March 2018 
Sat 21 & Sun 22 April 2018 - Autumn Exhibition so no workshop
Sun 20 May 2018 
Sat 23 & Sun 24  June 2018  - Special workshop, see below
Sun 22 July 2018 
Sat 25 August 2018
Sun 23 September 2018
Sat 20 October 2018
Sun 25 November  2018  - At Heritage Bonsai, Dysart

Regular workshops are held at the Cambridge Hall from
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm unless indicated

 Special events

Sat 21 and Sun 22 April 2018 - Autumn Exhibition & Sale at the Rosny Barn, adjacent to Eastlands Shopping Centre, Rosny 

Sat 23 & Sunday 24 June 2018 - Special workshops with HUGH GRANT from Gosford, NSW at the Cambridge Hall

Fri 20 - Mon 23 July 2018 - AABC National Bonsai Convention, Melbourne

Sat 27 October 2018 - Meeting of the  Tasmanian Bonsai Collective at the Cambridge Hall

 Nursery visit

To be confirmed

 Garden shows

The Society  mounts a bonsai display at the Hobart Horticultural Society shows held at the Hobart Town Hall. The program for the 2018 is: 

9 & 10 March 2018 - Dahlia, Gladioli & Floral Art Show
September 2018 - Daffodil, Camellia & Floral Art Show
November 2018 - Rose, Iris & Floral Art Show
 
All members are encouraged to provide trees for these shows and/or assist with manning the displays.

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