National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia

Links to Related Sites

Australian Bonsai Websites

Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs Ltd

http://www.aabcltd.org/

Australian National Botanic Garden

http://www.anbg.gov.au/bonsai

Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group

http://asgap.org.au/bonsai/index.html

AusBonsai, a website forum

http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/

Bimer Bonsai Club Inc.

http://www.bimerbonsai.org.au/contactus.htm

Bonsai Northwest Inc.

http://bonsainorthwest.com.au/

Bonsai Society of Australia Inc.

http://www.bonsai.asn.au/

Bonsai Society of Queensland Inc.

http://www.bonsaisocietyqld.asn.au/

Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania Inc.

http://key.org.au/bonsai/

Bonsai Society of Sydney Inc.

http://www.bonsaisociety.org.au

Bonsai Society of Victoria Inc.

http://www.bonsaisocietyvictoria.org/fiadass/bsov/desktopdefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=2

Bonsai Society of Western Australia Inc.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~jold/bonsaisociety/

Bonsai Workshop Inc.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~jold/bonsaiworkshop/index.html

Canberra Bonsai Society Inc.

http://www.cbs.org.au

Devonport Bonsai Society

http://www.tco.asn.au/oac/community_groups.cgi?oacID=23&groupID=328

http://www.keypoint.com.au/~hasday/bonsai/

Goldfields Bonsai Society

http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/gbscm/web/index.html

Mornington Peninsula Bonsai Society Inc.

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bonsaisp/

Nepean Bonsai Society

http://www.nepeanbonsaisociety.org

Newcastle Bonsai Society Inc.

http://www.newcastlebonsai.org.au/newsletter.html

Sydney City Bonsai Club

http://www.sydneycitybonsai.org.au/

The Lingnan Penjing Academy Of Australia

www.penjing.com.au

The South Australian Bonsai Society Inc.

http://www.bonsaisa.org.au/

Waverly Garden Club Inc. Bonsai Group

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bonsaiau/

Yarra Valley Bonsai Society

http://www.yarravalleybonsai.org.au

 

Regional web sites with links

World Bonsai Friendship Federation

http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/octoberbonsai/index.html

World Bonsai Friendship Federation Photo Competition

http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/octoberbonsai/index.html

Bonsai Clubs International

http://www.bonsai-bci.com/index2.html

Bonsai in Asia Guidebook

            http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/australia/index.shtml

Bonsai Collections of the World open to the public

1.  Asia

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.

Japan

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)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~jold/bia/country/tokyo/Showa_Kinen.shtml

Bonsai Network Japan

http://www.j-bonsai.com/index.html

http://www.j-bonsai.com/masterpieces.html

Kunio Kobayashi - Shunka-en

http://bonsaijapan.wordpress.com/shunka-en/

Masahiko Kimura

http://bonsaijapan.wordpress.com/kimuras/

http://www.shohin-europe.com/PHOTOS-japan2005kimura.html

Nobuichi Urushibata - Taisho-en

http://bonsaijapan.wordpress.com/taisho-en-shizuoka/

Saburo Kato

http://www.shohin-europe.com/PHOTOS-japan2005kato.html

The Bonsai Village of Omiya

http://bonsaijapan.wordpress.com/omiya/

Tomyo Yamada - Seiko-en

http://www.seikouen.cc/index.html

See also:

Famous gardens of Japan

http://www.gardenvisit.com/gardens/in/japan

Japan 2007 - Shohin Bonsai (< 15 cm)

http://www.bonsaiinformation.com/Japan%202007.htm

The Taikan Bonsai Museum

http://www.book-navi.com/hokusai/kita/kita3-e.html

China

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

http://www.gardenvisit.com/gardens/in/china

Man Lung Garden

http://www.bonsaitalk.com/links/cgi-bin/sfp/sfp.cgi?http://www.manlungpenjing.org/eng-main2.html

China Penjing

http://hk.geocities.com/chinapenjing/

Photos of Penjing

http://www.plot55.com/penjing/

The Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou

http://www.suzhou.gov.cn/English/Travel/5.shtml

The Rock and Penjing museum, Wuhan

http://ufaqs.com/wiki/en/wu/Wuhan.htm

Tropical bonsai

Budi Sulistyo

http://knowledgeofbonsai.org/budi_sulistyo/?page_id=13

The Singapore Penjing and Stone Appreciation Society

http://www.bonsai.org.sg/Site/About_us.html

Tropical Bonsai.com

http://www.tropicalbonsai.com/Gallery.htm

2.   North America and Europe

United States of America

Golden State Bonsai Federation, Oakland, California

http://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/Collections/Collections.htm

http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/nabf/newsletter8/8.htm

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Washington

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/VirtualTours/BonsaiVirtualTour.html

Pacific Rim, Seattle, WA

http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/nabf/newsletter5/pacrim.htm

Also:  http://www.psba.us/pic/rim/rim.html

The Bonsai Collection of the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC

http://www.ncarboretum.org/Horticulture/Bonsai/bonsai_images.html

and

http://www.ncarboretum.org/Horticulture/Bonsai/bonsai_construction/bonsai_exhibition_garden.htm

The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

http://arboretum.harvard.edu/plants/bonsai/intro.html

Also: http://www.bonsaiforum.com/colinlewisbonsai/anderson.html

Canada

The Bonsai and Penjing Collections at the Montreal Botanic Gardens, Montreal, Canada

http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin/en/japonais/bonsais.htm

United Kingdom

Birmingham

http://www.nationalbonsaicollection.org/

Bonsai and Penjing knowledge

Chinese Schools of Penjing

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BigPicture/ChineseSchools.html

Dwarf Potted Trees in Paintings, Scrolls

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/Paintings/Paintings.html

Japanese Styles of Bonsai

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BigPicture/JapaneseStyles.html

Jianzhen, the monk who brought penjing to Japan

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BigPicture/Jianzhen.html

Magical Miniature Landscapes

            A very large compilation of information about bonsai and penjing

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BonsaiHistory.html

Pen, The Origins of the Shallow Tray

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BigPicture/Pen.html

Photo Gallery of Penjing Masterpieces

http://www.venuscomm.com/Penjingchoices/samplephotos.html

The Art of Bonsai Project

            A series of (sometimes illustrated) essays on the art of bonsai

http://www.artofbonsai.org/galleries/steven.php

Suiseki

The 1000 year old art of stone appreciation

Nippon Suiseki Association

http://www.suiseki-assn.gr.jp/en/index.html

The display of Suiseki

             http://www.suiseki.com/displays/index.html