2016 Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show
The Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show will be held on the weekend of the 8th - 9th October at the Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill, ACT.
The display will again feature high quality bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra (NAC). It will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species.
People's Choice Award 2015 'Kirin azalea' Rhododendron Kirin
Highlights in the display this year will be a number of pines which have been developed to display quality through a two year program, some shohin (bonsai under 25cm) and azaleas which have been styled and/or refined during workshops over the last few years and a number of bonsai representing species from the NAC.
Demonstration sessions will be held at 11am and 2 pm daily, covering aspects of designing and maintaining bonsai.
Bonsai Basics sessions will be held at 10am and 1pm daily. These sessions are designed for novice bonsai growers or those thinking of taking up the art, and provide an introduction to fundamental bonsai techniques such as wiring, repotting and root pruning, styling and bonsai maintenance.
Session times are:
Saturday 10am: wiring
Saturday 1pm : bonsai maintenance
Sunday 10am : styling
Sunday 1pm : root pruning/re-potting
Plant sales this year will include starter plants, advanced stock trees and styled bonsai. This is a great opportunity to buy bonsai and stock plants of a quality not often available in Canberra.
Other sale items include Australian, Japanese and Chinese bonsai pots, tools and wire. Books will also be available.
Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite bonsai.
A raffle, with prizes of a bonsai, a bonsai pot and a bonsai book, will be held over the weekend.