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 for members only. They are held on a Saturday or Sunday at the Cambridge Hall, 989 Cambridge Road, Cambridge 7170.
The Society mounts a exhibition, which is open to the public, every 18 months. The next show will be held in April or May 2018.
• Meeting dates for 2017
21 February 2017 .
21 March 2017
18 April 2017
16 May 2017
20 June 2017
18 July 2017
15 August 2017
19 September 2017
17 October 2017
21 November 2017
At each meeting, members are encouraged to bring along some trees for display. Three will 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.
• Regular workshop dates for 2017
Saturday 25 February 2017
Sunday 26 March 2017
Saturday 22 April 2017
Sunday 28 May 2017
Saturday 24 June 2017
Sunday 23 July 2017
Saturday 26 August 2017
Sunday 24 September 2017
Saturday 28 October 2017
Sunday 26 November 2017
Regular workshops are held at the Cambridge Hall from
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
• Special workshop dates for 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 22 & 23 April 2017 - JOE MORGAN- PAYLER from Melbourne
Saturday & Sunday, 15 & 16 July 1017 - ANDREW WARD from Adelaide• Nursery visit
Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 3 September 1017 - RUI FERREIRA from Portugal - DETAILS HERE
Special workshops are held at the Cambridge Hall all day on the Saturday and Sunday; booking is required.
Sunday 30 July 2017 - Andrew Bradbury's nursery at Forcett; meet at Forcett shop at 10.00am.
• Garden showsThe Society mounts a bonsai display at the Hobart Horticultural Society shows held at the Hobart Town Hall. The program for the 2017 is:
24 & 25 February 2017 - Dahlia, Gladioli & Floral Art Show8 & 9 September 2017 - Daffodil, Camellia & Floral Art Show3 & 4 November 2017 - Rose, Iris & Floral Art Show