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14 Feb, 2022

Club Meeting – Bonsai Survival 101 February 2022

2024-04-21T00:16:40+12:00February 14th, 2022|Club Activities|0 Comments

A good but windy first meeting of the year following our Summer break as the remains of cyclone Dovi passing overhead. It was nice to see three new members come for their first meeting. During the first part of the meeting Sandra talked about tree care 101 - watering, nutrient requirements, light and shade, diseases [...]

23 Dec, 2021

Annual Show – 18th and 19th December 2021

2021-12-23T14:10:00+13:00December 23rd, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

The club put on a very successful show over the weekend of the 18th and 19th with 460+ visitors coming in to enjoy the 128 trees on display and spend lots of money with our trader friends. Despite the timing of the show meaning that even though some trees were not able to be [...]

16 Aug, 2021

Club Workshop – Group Planting – August 2021

2021-08-16T14:09:30+12:00August 16th, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

Group plantings were the topic of a free weekend of workshops for club members. Over the weekend we saw groups being maintained, restyled and created from scratch. Small and large groups made up from a variety of species including Pseudolarix, Acer, Salix, Sophora, Thuja and Ligustrum. Several of our newer members created their first group [...]

9 Aug, 2021

Club Meeting – Root over Rock and Record Keeping – July 2021

2021-08-09T17:23:13+12:00August 9th, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

A fun two part afternoon with a large number of club members, including two brand new members and five from our current series of beginners classes. Peter M gave a demonstration on how to create a Root over Rock bonsai and threw down a challenge to all the club. Everyone is to take photographs of [...]

21 Jul, 2021

Club Workshop – Tony Bebb – July 2021

2021-07-21T16:52:01+12:00July 21st, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

Two great days with our favourite Aussie demonstrator. Tony brought his usual flair for helping us develop our trees in a fun and enjoyable way with plenty of laughs and some great improvements in our trees. Several of our newer members had their first experience of  this type of workshop and went away very [...]

21 Jul, 2021

Club Meeting – Structural Pruning and Workshop – July 2021

2021-07-21T16:29:27+12:00July 21st, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

With Covid-19 delaying our Australian guest, we reverted to Plan B and Peter M gave a talk around Structural Pruning - what, why, when and how - before we moved on to a general workshop with quite a number of trees being discussed with our newer members before they got the chop! [...]

21 Jul, 2021

Club Trip – Privet Dig in Rotorua

2021-07-21T16:27:09+12:00July 21st, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

The planned privet dig in Rotorua was postponed twice due to bad weather. When we finally got there our number was slightly reduced due to other commitments but the five of us who braved the long trek into the Redwood forest with our guides Rick, Neil and Peter from the Rotorua club were soon [...]

25 Jun, 2021

Club Meeting – AGM and Bonsai Garage Sale – June 2021

2021-06-25T14:13:44+12:00June 25th, 2021|Club Activities|0 Comments

At the AGM we voted to keep all current committee members and welcomed returning committee member Ann Mudie. Both Marshall and Melody stood down from their roles as co-presidents and Peter Mudie was elected as our new president. Marshall was also presented with a lifetime membership award for her great service to the club over [...]

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