Events & Workshops

Our local Bonsai club – Albury Wodonga Bonsai Society will put on a display of bonsai, demonstrations and talks at:
 Peards Albury Nursery,
Borella rd, Albury
 on September 28th.
We should be set up and ready to go by 9:30 am and stay until around 3:30 pm. Experienced members will be available to answer bonsai questions and to help with any bonsai problems – bring your tree(s) for personal advice and help.
Bonsai Society of Victoria has invited me to speak at the July meeting. I will be taking some of the trident maples recently dug from the growing beds to demonstrate how I prune roots to promote better nebari as well as pruning the trunks and branches of field grown trees.
I will also be bringing a selection of prebonsai and starters for sale. I’m happy to throw in a few extras if anyone wants a closer look at any of the trees in the catalogue or even some of the starters – email before I load up on Sunday morning:
October has been pretty busy for Shibui bonsai. We took stock down to Box Hill for the Bonsai Society of Victoria annual show on the first weekend  this month. The BSV show is well worth a trip as exhibitors from all over Melbourne and a number of regional groups display trees so we get to see some of the best examples of Bonsai in Victoria in one place.
The following weekend we had sales tables at the Canberra Bonsai Society annual show. it was great to catch up with new and old friends, talk bonsai and see the best that Canberra has to offer. Neil presented one of the public demonstrations on the Sunday.
We had a great time at the convention in Melbourne last weekend even though we hardly got out of the sales area and could not attend the great convention sessions. Well done to Glenys and the team from Bonsai North West for putting it together.
It was great to catch up with old friends and meet lots of new ones. Lots of Shibui Bonsai pre bonsai and starters have gone off to new owners to continue their evolution into great bonsai.

2012 National Convention, Melbourne

All the orders for interstate have been posted off and should arrive in their new homes in a week or less.
Pity we could not help the Tasmanian bonsai growers though. I’ll have to look into the quarantine rules and see what is involved in getting trees into the Apple Isle.
Some of the larger prebonsai maples
Shibui Bonsai has scheduled another ‘Bonsai for Beginners’ class for Sunday July 8 2012 from 10am to 4pm. These classes cover all you need to know about what bonsai is and how to keep one alive. We’ll look at suitable species for beginners and finish up with a workshop where you improve one of your own bonsai or create one for yourself. Bring your own tree or select from our wide range of starters. Cost is only $60. Email to register or find out more.
Previous Shibui Bonsai events:
Shibui bonsai at the 2012 Australain Plants as Bonsai seminar and show at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra 

shibui field grown dig 2011


July dig: For a number of years we have taken a limited number of participants to help with digging our field grown trees to learn more about creating field grown advanced bonsai stock.



National Bonsai Convention, Melbourne 2012

Bonsai Society of Victoria Show and Sale.

Yackandandah Folk Festival markets

Garden Clubs and Horticulture Society meetings as guest speaker. If your group needs a guest speaker or demonstration on Bonsai, Seedsaving, Australian Terrestrial Orchids, Grafting or Pruning email Neil.

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  1. Hi.

    Mate might see if i can get down for the beginners class, and have a look around your establishment. Also i would keen on helping on the dig as well, as i need to know how it is done, so as when i go looking for River Red Gums i have some idea on how to go about it.
    Robert (Irish) Meredith.

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