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Monday, 03 January 2011

The 8th National Exhibition of Australian Native Plants as Bonsai

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A Symposium on the theme of 'Styling inspired by Australian Native Trees'  

March 19 -20, 2011

Australian National Botanic Gardens - Canberra, ACT Australia

The 8th National Exhibition of Australian Native Plants will run over the weekend of the 19th-20th of March 2011.

The Exhibition will run as it normally has - drawing on tree entries from as far and wide as possible/practical - with a number of local entries. There is no fee to exhibit trees. Please email the CBS Secretary - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out more details about exhibiting trees. 

This year we want to show bonsai enthusiasts and the public in general, as much as we can and so are having a photo exhibition as well - projecting digital images of trees that could not 'make it in person' to Canberra.

In addition to the Exhibition - and running at the same location (ANBG) and time - is the Symposium based on the theme of 'Styling inspired by Australian Native Trees'.
The symposium aims to stimulate discussion amongst Australian bonsai artists and explore new approaches to styling Australian plants that reflect their natural growth forms.

The symposium will be conducted under the umbrella of the annual National Exhibition of Australian Native Plants as Bonsai held in conjunction with the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG). 

The symposium will consist of:

  • a Q and A session with a panel of experienced Australian bonsai artists,
  • a presentation on some Australian species suitable for bonsai,
  • a workshop each day on styling several species and
  • a guided walk in the Australian National Botanic Gardens to observe native trees growing in their more natural style and to consider this form as a bonsai  

 

 

On the Sunday there will be a BBQ in the Gardens.  melaleuca_ray_nesci.jpg

Registrants for the symposium will have free access to the 8th National Exhibition of Australian Native Plants as Bonsai – and are invited to enter a tree or photograph in the exhibition.

Registrants are encouraged to visit the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia as well as the National Arboretum (open to the public on the Sunday).   There will be an informal get together on the Saturday evening at a local restaurant to allow registrants to exchange ideas and experiences on the styling of Australian plants as bonsai.

There is a $30 registration fee for the event plus a fee of $15 for workshop participants and $5 for observers at workshops.     Australian native bonsai stock trees can be provided for workshop participants at prices between $36 and $75, depending on species and size.  These must be pre-ordered – see the registration form for details.

Registrations, and in particular workshop places, will be limited – so register early.

Programme for the Symposium - download by clicking this link

Registration form for Symposium and Workshops  - Click here for fillable form [PDF ] or [Word ]

Price List for Australian Native bonsai stock for workshops (if required) - click here

For enquiries - email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please complete the registration form and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   or mail it to Secretary, Canberra Bonsai Society, PO Box 800, Woden, ACT 2606 by February 28, 2011.  Payment details are on the form.

 

 

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