Our guest speaker was Terry Hatch from Joy Plants in Pukekohe. He talked about a variety of natives that he thought would make suitable specimens for bonsai. As well as talking about the plants he also had samples for us to look at (and spend our cash on).

April also saw the club have a day out in Rotorua visiting 5 collections. This was a great day with good weather and some very good bonsai. It is nice to see not only new trees but also how collections are arranged and displayed. It was also good to catch up with some of the members of the Bay of Plenty club who joined us.