National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia

News Archive

21 July 2008 -  NBPCA temporary home - work started.

Work commenced on the temporary home for the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia in Commonwealth Park, Canberra ACT.

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August 2008 - The Story of Two 1951 Koreshoff Pines

Dorothy Koreshoff, one of Australia's most respected bonsai artists, has kindly donated two significant, styled, landscape-size Japanese black pines to the NBPCA.   On August 4, 2008 these pines were dug and moved to their new home in Canberra.   For the full story click here

 

28 September 2008 - The Official Opening of the NBPCA.

 

On a lovely sunny spring morning hundreds of people from all over Australia gathered together in Australia's capital city, Canberra, to witness the official opening of the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA).

Many of the trees on display had travelled thousands of kilometres across the breadth of Australia and had also travelled many decades in time, some being nearly sixty years in training as bonsai. Some of the invited guests had travelled similar distances and times to witness the opening of the collection.  For the full story click here

December 2008

Queensland bonsai arrive for the 2008/2009 summer.

Eight bonsai have arrived from Queensland and are now on display at the NBPCA.

They include two figs not normally seen in the ACT, the willow leaf fig and the Queensland small leaf fig, a bougainvillea and a jade.

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March 2011

Thread Grafting a Japanese Maple Bonsai at the NBPCA

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May 2011

Restyling an old Five Needle Pine at the NBPCA

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June 2011

Story of a Magnificent English Elm Raft at the NBPCA

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July 2011

Story of a Lovely Callistemon "Bottle Brush" at the NBPCA

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