Australian Native Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2018

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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Acton, ACT 2601


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Have you ever wondered whether Australian plants make good bonsai?

Well bonsai artists think they do!

Bonsai artists around Australia have been using Australian plants to create wonderful examples of the art of bonsai for many years. You may have seen the fabulous examples currently on show at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum Canberra.

Canberra Bonsai Society and the Australian National Botanic Gardens are pleased to present the 2018 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai, which will be held in the Crosbie Morrison Building, ANBG on 17-18 March 2018.

The exhibition will be a display of over 30 bonsai by Canberra based artists and interstate visitors attending the associated symposium. 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.

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.

vote for their favourite bonsai, and

buy tickets in the raffle, with prizes being an Australian native bonsai and two books.


9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 17 March 2018

9:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 18 March 2018


Crosbie Morrison Building

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St, Acton, ACT

Follow the signs from the car-park, Visitor Centre or café


Tickets available at door only

Adult $5.00

Concession $3.00

Accompanied children under 12 Free


Email: cbsshow@cbs.org.au

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