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7 Jul, 2018

Tony Bebb Shohin Critique & Workshop – July 2018

2019-01-24T18:05:29+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

This featured Tony Bebb who was visiting the Hamilton Bonsai Club. It was held at the Cambridge Society of Arts Studio Rooms from 2 to 5:30pm on Saturday 7 July. At the conclusion of the session several who had attended had dinner together in a nearby Thai Restaurant. This was a good time of the [...]

10 Jun, 2018

Club Meeting – AGM – Turntables and Bonsai Tools – June 2018

2019-01-24T17:49:30+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

The June meeting started with the club AGM. Many topics were discussed, and the major club positions remained the same. With Les stepping down as club president, we welcomed Melody and Marshall as co-presidents that will work together in tandem.The meeting then moved onto a discussion about Turntables and Bonsai Tools. With various discussions on [...]

13 May, 2018

Club Meeting – Maples Workshop – May 2018

2019-01-24T17:39:09+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

May's meeting was all about sharing our knowledge of Maples. Lots of information, a power point presentation by Marshall, handouts & practical tips. Members were shown best varieties (ungrafted) for ease of culture, ramification, trunk development & autumn colour, ie Acer palmatum, Acer campestre (Field Maple) & Acer buergerianum (Trident). [...]

23 Apr, 2018

Club Road Trip to Whakatane – April 2018

2019-01-24T13:27:45+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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 [...]

14 Dec, 2017

Club Meeting – Xmas Fun – December 2017

2017-12-19T17:13:48+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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. [...]