The highlight of the April meeting was Graeme Hancock from Kaimai Garden Centre who came and did a talk (and show) on what is new in the plant world for gardens and bonsai. He brought along a variety of species to show us and to sell (if we were interested – many of us purchased something), and he left with quite a bit less mass than he arrived with.

Kaimai Garden centre has a special place in the history of Bonsai as the first meeting of all the NZ Bonsai Clubs was held at Kaimai Garden Centre in 1989, and was the catalyst for coming together and unification of the NZ clubs into NZBA.