2020 Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition

Crosbie Morrison Building, Australian National Botanic Gardens
9:30am – 4:30pm on Saturday 29 February 2020
9:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 1 March 2020

Coinciding with the ANBG’s 50th Anniversary in 2020, the exhibition will be a display of over 50 bonsai, suiseki and related items created by Canberra and visiting interstate artists.

Barbie spoke to Jennifer Motlee about the 2020 Australian Plants as Bonsai exhibition

The display will highlight the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai and include some from the personal collections of artists who are currently represented at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.

In addition to viewing the bonsai on display, visitors will be able to attend demonstrations at 2:00pm each day, showcasing the techniques used, and considerations needed, when training Australian plants as bonsai and join guided walks through the Gardens, visiting full sized versions of species represented in the Exhibition.

Tours depart from Crosbie Morrison Building at 12:00pm daily. Groups will be restricted to 15 participants.

You can vote for your favourite bonsai, and buy tickets in a raffle. Prizes will be an Australian native bonsai and two books on Australian plants (separate prizes).

  • Adult  $5.00
  • Concession  $3.00
  • Accompanied children under 12 Free

In 2020, CBS and the ANBG will also be hosting a symposium on growing Australian plants as bonsai. The symposium includes presentations, advanced workshops and a ‘Beginning bonsai with Australian plants’ workshop, held over the 2 days of the weekend. Full details, including the program and registration, are available on the CBS website www.cbs.org.au.