News Archive

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  Native Bonsai Show, Melbourne 12-13 April 2014

The Society holds workshops at monthly intervals during
If you happen to be in Melbourne in April, you will have the opportunity to visit the Victorian Native Bonsai Club Show. 

It is being held in the McNab Hall at St Johns Uniting Church on the corner of Mt Alexander Road and Buckley Street in Essendon, Victoria. This is easily reached by tram and train from Melbourne CBD.

The Show is open from 10.00 to 16.00 on each day; there is a $5 entry fee.


Posted 8 February 2014
Archived 20 April 2014

Bonsai Market, 8 March 2014

If any members are in the Sydney area on 8 March 2014, they may like to visit the AusBonsai Community Market Day.

For sale on the day will be old bonsai collections including some very high quality trees at realistic prices, pot collections, stands, pre-bonsai, starter stock, suiseki and more. 

Date: Saturday 8th March 2014 
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm 
Where: Auburn Community Picnic Area, Killeen Street, Auburn (0.5 km from Auburn Japanese Garden).  

Posted 10 February 2014
Archived 17 March 2017

 Display at Hobart Town Hall

The Society mounted a small display of the members' trees at  the Dahlia, Gladioli and Floral Art Society Show at the Hobart Town Hall on 14 and 15 March 2014.  

Posted 17 March 2014
Archived 23 August 2016

 Talk on pines at first meeting of 2014

Chris Xepapas gave an excellent talk and demonstrations on pine at the Society's first meeting of the year, held on 18 February 2014.

Pines, and other conifers, are often thought to be difficult subjects for bonsai, especially for beginners. However, it was obvious from the reaction to the talk, that many members will now see these trees as being less intimidating and will be considering adding a few to their collection.

Chris is a relatively new member of the Society but he has a wealth of bonsai experience, especially with conifers. The photograph shows one of Chris' Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris).

Posted 19 February 2014
Archived 23 August 2016

 Soaring attendances at meetings

If you  have been thinking that it has been getting a bit crowded at the Society's monthly meeting, you are right. As you can see from this chart, since early 2012, the average attendance has climbed from an average of 15 to around 25. The red line in the chart is a 5-month moving average.

At this rate, we may soon have to look for a larger venue!

Posted 10 December 2013
Updated 30 April 2014
Archived 23 August 2016

 National and International Meeting, August 2014

The 27th Australian National Bonsai Convention is also the Bonsai Clubs International Convention 2014. 

It is titled Sunrise on Australian Bonsai and will be held at QT Gold Coast Hotel, 7 Elkhorn Street, Surfers Paradise,  Queensland from 21-24 August, 2014

The International Headliner Demonstrators are Mr. Zhao Qingquan from China and Mr. Shinichi Nakajima from Japan. Other international Demonstrators supporting the program are Ms. Chen Wenjuan rom China, Mr. Budi Sulistyo from Indonesia, Mr. Nikunj Parekh and Mrs. Jyoti Parekh from India. 

The Australian Demonstrators are Tony Bebb from Queensland, Chris Di Nola from New South Wales and Joe Morgan-Payler from Victoria.

Further information can be found on the AABC site.

Posted 24 October 2013
Archived 23 August 2016

 New Secretary for 2014 

After many years, involving an enormous amount of hard work, Evelyn Black has handed over the Society's Secretary role as of 31 December 2013. 

Evelyn, every single member is grateful to you for the marvellous service that you have provided to the Society for so long.

Anita Shanahan is the new Secretary of the Society from 1 January 2014 - thank you Anita.

Evelyn will continue to edit the Society's monthly newsletter.

Posted 24 October 2013
Archived 31 March 2014

  Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania to host Australian National Bonsai Convention in 2016

The Society is delighted to have been selected by the Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs to host its National Convention in Hobart in 2016.

Preliminary planning has now started and further information will be published on this site as it becomes available.

Posted 24 October 2013
Archived 23 August 2016

 Spring show a big success

The Society’s Spring Bonsai Show was held at the Rosny Barn on 19-20 October 2013.

Over 60 excellent trees were on display and attracted many positive comments from the hundreds of visitors over the weekend.

The Sales Tables did a roaring trade selling trained bonsai, starter trees, pots and various equipment.

Over the weekend, there were 6 demonstration sessions by Ambrose Canning, Tony Hewer, Noel Kemp and Chris Xepapas. These were very well received by beginners and experts alike.

Photographs from the Exhibition can be found on the Galleries page.

The Society's next show will be held in Autumn, 2015.

Posted 24 October 2013
Archived 23 June 2016

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