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23 Apr, 2018

Club Road Trip to Whakatane – April 2018

2019-01-24T13:27:45+13:00April 23rd, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

April 22nd saw 13 club members make the trip to the sunny Bay of Plenty to see the collection of Sam Brierley. Sam is well known for his skill in developing trees to a very high standard and the trees we saw on display were very good examples of his skills. From a tiny chamaecyparis [...]

8 Apr, 2018

Club Meeting – Kathy Steyn Presentation – April 2018

2018-04-21T10:19:57+12:00April 8th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

Kathy & Robbie Steyn gave a photo presentation at the April club meeting. Kathy talked about her collection of Bonsai and then opened it up to any questions attendees had. Robbie & Kathy then spoke about their carving tools and explained how they used each attachment. Kathy was then given a small gift from [...]

8 Mar, 2018

Club Meeting – Using Pumice with Bonsai – March 2018

2018-03-11T08:05:04+13:00March 8th, 2018|Club Activities|1 Comment

The evening got off to a good start when the club surprised Melody and Les by awarding them with Life Membership of the club in recognition of all their hard work in ensuring the smooth running of the club and promoting both the club and bonsai in general in New Zealand and overseas. The main part [...]

8 Feb, 2018

Club Meeting – Trees from Workshops – February 2018

2018-02-11T09:52:12+13:00February 8th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

2018 kicked off with club members bringing in trees for discussion. The trees brought in had all been worked on at club workshops over the years, most recently during the three year programme with Tony Bebb. Members were encouraged to bring in photographs of the trees to show their progression as well as to talk [...]

29 Jan, 2018

Mame Demonstration follow-up

2018-01-30T09:02:43+13:00January 29th, 2018|Resources|0 Comments

In September 2016 Sandra did a demonstration on the ‘Art with in an Art’ of Mame Bonsai. (You can read more about that demonstration here) At that club meeting Sandra re-potted some small trees into a plastic crate to develop them as Mame Bonsai. Sandra giving the demonstration The beginning - planted up [...]

14 Dec, 2017

Club Meeting – Xmas Fun – December 2017

2017-12-19T17:13:48+13:00December 14th, 2017|Club Activities|1 Comment

For the final club meeting of the year Helen & Aaron organised a range of activities and competitions for the attendees. The evening started with the voting for the 'Decorate a Bonsai tree', where people were asked to bring a tree that they had decorated in a Christmas theme. Our special raffle prize was [...]

10 Dec, 2017

Nobu Workshop – December 2017

2017-12-11T12:14:36+13:00December 10th, 2017|Club Activities|0 Comments

For the 11th time we had a well attended Nobuyuki Kajiwara (Nobu) workshop in Pirongia. Warm weather and a wide variety of trees saw some interesting work over the weekend with members and guests coming from as far afield as Auckland, Thames and New Plymouth to listen to the horticultural and styling advice from Nobu. [...]

9 Nov, 2017

Club Meeting – Display of trees & stands – November 2017

2017-12-11T11:52:10+13:00November 9th, 2017|Club Activities|0 Comments

The main event of the evening was a discussion on displaying Bonsai both indoors and outdoors. ie outdoors at home and in a show setting. Les lead the discussion with a powerpoint presentation explaining all the important aspects. Sandra then held a workshop for everyone that had pots created in September to add glazes and [...]

15 Oct, 2017

2017 Hamilton Bonsai Club Annual Show

2017-11-28T17:33:16+13:00October 15th, 2017|Club Activities|0 Comments

The annual show started with the usual hectic setup on Friday with all the tables and backing boards to be set up before trees could be positioned. There were plenty of trees on show—we had to put up extra tables at the last minute to cope with the numbers. Over 130 trees on display ranging [...]

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