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2017 Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show

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UC High School Kaleen

104 Baldwin Drive

Kaleen, ACT 2617

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It’s spring and, once again, it’s time for the Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show, being held this year at the new venue, UC High School Kaleen.

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. The display will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species.

This year we are expecting that there will be a number of bonsai on display that have been developed or refined through carving and bending workshops in recent years, as well as more of the pines developed to display quality through a two-year program. There are also expected to be some large group plantings.

In addition to the display, demonstration sessions will be held at 11am and 2pm daily, covering aspects of designing and maintaining bonsai.

We are again holding the very popular ‘Bonsai Basics’ sessions at 10am and 1pm daily. These sessions are designed for novice bonsai enthusiasts or those thinking of taking up the art and provide an introduction to 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 trees of a quality which are not available often in Canberra.

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

Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite bonsai.

The display is open from 9:00 am-5:00pm on Saturday and 9.00am-4.00pm Sunday.

Admission to the display is:

  • $5 for Adults,
  • $3 for Concession Card holders (including students)
  • Accompanied Children under 12 are admitted free.
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UC High School Kaleen

104 Baldwin Drive

Kaleen, ACT 2617

Australia

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