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Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2017

Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra

 17 - 18 March 2018

Have you ever wondered whether Australian plants make good bonsai?

Well bonsai artists think they do!

Bonsai artists around Australia have been using Australian plants to create wonderful examples of the art of bonsai for many years.  You may have seen the fabulous examples currently on show at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum Canberra. 










Public Choice 2017 First place #21 Melaleuca Styphelioides - Prickly Paperbark

Canberra Bonsai Society and the Australian National Botanic Gardens are pleased to present the 2018 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai, to be held in the Crosbie Morrison Building, ANBG on 17-18 March 2018.

The Exhibition will be a display of over 30 bonsai by Canberra based artists and interstate visitors attending the associated symposium.  The display will highlight the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai. Some bonsai from the personal collections of artists currently represented at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia will be exhibited.

In addition to viewing the bonsai on display, visitors will be able to: 

  • attend demonstrations at 2:00 pm each day, showcasing the techniques used, and considerations needed, when training Australian plants as bonsai.
  • join guided walks through the Gardens, visiting full-sized versions of species represented in the Exhibition.  Tours depart from Crosbie Morrison Building at 12:00 pm daily.  Groups are restricted to 15 participants.
  • vote for their favourite bonsai, and buy tickets in the raffle. Prizes will be an Australian native bonsai and two books on Australian plants (separate prizes).


Exhibition Opening Hours

9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 17 March 2018

9:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 18 March 2018



Crosbie Morrison Building
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross St, Acton, ACT
Follow the signs from the car-park, Visitor Centre or café 

Adult   $5.00
Concession   $3.00
Accompanied children under 12 Free

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