Bonsai in Australia
Stolen Bonsai Woollahra NSW
from Bonsai Exotique at Beowulf Galleries 23 Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW
AABC National Bonsai Conference
Usually held in May each year with a different host club & at a different location within Australia. 2010 is in Sydney and the key note demonstrator is Salvatore Liporace from Italy.
About Bonsai in Australia
There are active Bonsai Clubs and enthusiasts in all states throughout Australia, all of which would encourage visitors from overseas and new members. The conditions in most of Australia are ideal for growing Bonsai, (especially Temperate and Tropical species), long hot summers and mild winters, under the right conditions the growth rate that we get is double that of northern hemisphere climates. Because of these conditions indoor Bonsai is almost unheard of in Australia. Watering is critical as hot conditions cause potted plants to dry out quickly and twice daily watering is not uncommon - click link for more
Techniques to create Bonsai with Australian native plants
Whether you are creating a Cascade from a Callistemon, a Formal Upright from a Ficus, a Bunjin from a Banksia or a Slanting Style from a Syzygium, you will find a wealth of information in our beginners and advanced technique sections.
Bonsai Solutions is Australia’s first on-line community for studying and discussing the propagation, cultivation and technical design aspects of bonsai with Australian Native Plants and bonsai in Australian conditions.
Australian Plants as Bonsai - ASGAP
Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group was formed in mid 2001. Its main aims are to: Determine which species are grown as bonsai, Determine the horticultural characteristics of each species, Determine the horticultural requirements of each species, Explore the artistic and aesthetic qualities of species, and Publish information to help people grow and enjoy Australian plants as bonsai. The Group operates by gathering and sharing information amongst members. Everyone who grows has grown or wants to grow Australian plants as bonsai can contribute.
The Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs Ltd - AABC Ltd
The AABC Ltd is one of Australia’s two national Bonsai associations, and accepts as members, individual bonsai clubs from around Australia, provided they have unrestricted membership. Current membership stands at 50 clubs throughout the country. The AABC Ltd is a vehicle for the promotion of Bonsai within the Australian Bonsai community, for the sharing of ideas and techniques, and support its member Clubs.
Bonsai Federation of Australia - BFA
The BFA is the other national Bonsai association and is split into two chapters, North (NSW, ACT, Qld, NT) and South (Vic, SA, WA, Tas). Its aims are to promote the education of Bonsai, provide cohesion and co-operation between Bonsai clubs, assist with the establishment of new clubs, promote Bonsai speakers, and increase public awareness and interest in Bonsai. In 1995 the BFA staged the BCI International Convention in Sydney.
National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) - Canberra
The NBPCA is the first, national, permanent collection of bonsai in Australia and provides a place for bonsai artists from across the country to demonstrate & display their highest achievements in the art of bonsai using a variety of species and styles.
The NBPCA's temporary location is located near the Commonwealth Avenue end of Commonwealth Park in Canberra, ACT.
The Satsuki Society of Australasia Inc. - WA
The Satsuki Society of Australasia Inc. has been created to encourage and help anyone in Australasia and elsewhere to grow Satsuki Azaleas whether as bonsai, grown in the ground or as pot plants. The main focus is as Bonsai or Meika ( the old way of Satsuki bonsai focussed on balanced flower production instead of bonsai form as such ) and information will freely be passed on to anyone who asks.
Suiseki in Australia
Although Suiseki is apreciated by many people throughout Australia there is only 1 national club - Suiseki Australia which usually meets 3rd Wednesday evening of each month at 7.30pm at the Don Moore Centre North Rocks Rd. North Rocks, N.S.W.
Unfortunately a number of Bonsai are stolen from enthusiasts each year, have you seen any of these Stolen Bonsai.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
This site has all the information and contacts you need if you want to bring into Australia any seeds, plant material or complete Bonsai trees.
Plant Hardiness Zones for Australia
Plant hardiness maps allow producers to label their plants as being suitable for particular areas, and, in theory at least, this results in happy customers who can confidently buy plants that will survive in their locality.
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