The Bonsai Society of Victoria has recently launched an initiative to help its new members develop basic skills in bonsai. Beginner sessions are conducted at the Monday Workshop meetings listed on the right hand side of this blog. Approximately five sessions are held each year and will cover a range of topics such as tools, wiring, potting, styling, suitable tree types, etc. If you are interested in these sessions, please come along to the Monday Workshop sessions and join in. New members are welcome and should approach the Society for further information – see email address above or come to the monthly meeting nights and ask to see the Membership Secretary.
Japanese bonsai Master Hirotoshi Saitoh will be visiting Melbourne again in early July 2012 to conduct Workshops and demonstrations. Programme details will be released in the coming months. His expertise in bonsai is very well regarded and all members are encouraged to participate in his workshops and start thinking about the trees you will take to the workshop. There are also opportunities to observe the workshops and watch a demonstration. Start your planning now to ensure you are able to take full advantage of this great opportunity.