Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show

10-11 October 2020
Canberra High School
Bindubi Street, Macquarie ACT

The display will feature high quality bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra (NAC).

Barbie speaks with Brenda Berkeley from Canberra Bonsai Society

It will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species. CBS expects a number of highly refined trees and some larger group plantings on display.

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

Bonsai Basics sessions will be held at 2pm daily.  These sessions are designed for novice bonsai growers or those thinking of taking up the art. They will 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.  This is a great opportunity to buy bonsai and stock plants of a quality not often available in Canberra. 

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 are automatically entered into the lucky door prize. There is also a raffle.

All activities will comply with the ACT Government COVID19 directions including social distancing, venue occupancy limits and sanitizing. CBS reserves the right to deny admittance to people who are obviously unwell

Image courtesy CBS: People’s Choice Award 2019  – 1st Place (Tree # 12) Azalea kurume