Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show

12-13 October 2019
Canberra High School, Bindubi Street, Macquarie

This display will feature high quality bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists who are currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra. It will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species.

Barbie speaks with Jennifer Motley from Canberra Bonsai Society

This year visitors can expect a number of highly refined trees on display.

Demonstration sessions will be held at 11am and 2 pm daily, covering aspects of designing and maintaining bonsai.

At 12 midday and 3pm guided tours of the display will be held showcasing techniques used in bonsai.

Bonsai Basics sessions will be held at 10am and 1pm daily. These sessions are designed for novice bonsai growers or those thinking of taking up the art and introduce fundamental bonsai techniques such as wiring, repotting and root pruning, styling and bonsai maintenance.

Plant sales this year will include starter plants, advanced stock trees and styled bonsai.

Australian made and imported Japanese and Chinese bonsai pots, tools & wire, books will also be available.

Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite bonsai and buy tickets in the raffle, with prizes of a bonsai, a bonsai pot and a bonsai book.

Information at

Image: People’s Choice Award 2018 – Ficus Obliqua, Queensland small leafed fig