National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia
Links to Related Sites
Australian Bonsai Websites
Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs Ltd
Australian National Botanic Garden
Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group
AusBonsai, a website forum
Bimer Bonsai Club Inc.
Bonsai Northwest Inc.
Bonsai Society of Australia Inc.
Bonsai Society of Queensland Inc.
Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania Inc.
Bonsai Society of Sydney Inc.
Bonsai Society of Victoria Inc.
Bonsai Society of Western Australia Inc.
Bonsai Workshop Inc.
Canberra Bonsai Society Inc.
Devonport Bonsai Society
Goldfields Bonsai Society
Mornington Peninsula Bonsai Society Inc.
Nepean Bonsai Society
Newcastle Bonsai Society Inc.
Sydney City Bonsai Club
The Lingnan Penjing Academy Of Australia
The South Australian Bonsai Society Inc.
Waverly Garden Club Inc. Bonsai Group
Yarra Valley Bonsai Society
Regional web sites with links
World Bonsai Friendship Federation
World Bonsai Friendship Federation Photo Competition
Bonsai Clubs International
Bonsai in Asia Guidebook
Bonsai Collections of the World open to the public
Dwarfed, potted trees and landscapes are part of the culture of many Asian countries and therefore take a place in the peoples' local environment, i.e. in parks, private and public gardens, as ornaments in stores and on business premises, in and around hotels and other tourist attractions. This is especially the case in Japan and China.
Many significant collections are private ones and not open to the public, unless they also have a commercial and/or educational purpose. For example, the bonsai collection of the Imperial Palace in Japan is closed to the public, but several of the collections of world-renown bonsai masters are accessible to visitors.
The National Bonsai Collection of Japan (Showa Kinen Park Bonsai Garden)
Bonsai Network Japan
Kunio Kobayashi - Shunka-en
Nobuichi Urushibata - Taisho-en
The Bonsai Village of Omiya
Tomyo Yamada - Seiko-en
Famous gardens of Japan
Japan 2007 - Shohin Bonsai (< 15 cm)
The Taikan Bonsai Museum
Some links to sites with Chinese gardens are listed here. For many, the aesthetic of Chinese gardens is unknown. These links may help to expand your knowledge of part of the context in which penjing were displayed. Other links are to sites with discussions about what penjing is and its historical background. In addition there are excellent images of high quality penjing to help you understand this most ancient of artistically styled trees in pots.
Famous Gardens of China
Man Lung Garden
Photos of Penjing
The Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou
The Rock and Penjing museum, Wuhan
The Singapore Penjing and Stone Appreciation Society
2. North America and Europe
United States of America
Golden State Bonsai Federation, Oakland, California
National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Washington
Pacific Rim, Seattle, WA
The Bonsai Collection of the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
The Bonsai and Penjing Collections at the Montreal Botanic Gardens, Montreal, Canada
Bonsai and Penjing knowledge
Chinese Schools of Penjing
Dwarf Potted Trees in Paintings, Scrolls
Japanese Styles of Bonsai
Jianzhen, the monk who brought penjing to Japan
Magical Miniature Landscapes
A very large compilation of information about bonsai and penjing
Pen, The Origins of the Shallow Tray
Photo Gallery of Penjing Masterpieces
The Art of Bonsai Project
A series of (sometimes illustrated) essays on the art of bonsai
The 1000 year old art of stone appreciation
Nippon Suiseki Association
The display of Suiseki