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BSV Meetings & Events Calendar

General Meetings – Monday

Are held at 7-30pm on the fourth Monday of each month (except December).  Monday meetings can be a demonstration, a Workshop or a combination. The monthly program is shown below and can be updated from time to time. Workshops provide an opportunity to work on your trees and to seek assistance from other members.  [ Jump to Monday Meetings]

Saturday Afternoon Program

Are usually held from 12-30 to 4pm on the second Saturday of each month.   Helpers to set up the Hall are most welcome.  If times vary, details will be included below.  Activities can vary but generally there will be opportunities to work on your trees and there may be a focus on a particular tree species or technique.  On occasions, tutored Workshops or bus trips may be organised.  Bring a tree or two for review and working on or you are welcome to observe.  Dates can vary so please check the program below.  [ Jump to Saturday Meetings]

Meetings are held at:

Main Hall, East Kew Uniting Church, 142 Normanby Rd, East Kew, 3102 ( Melways45H3 ).

Other events conducted by the Bonsai Society of Victoria are listed near the bottom of this page.

Annual Bonsai Show –  [ Jump to Show]

Annual Sale Day

Information about other events of interest to members is also included below. Usually this will include the Annual Australian Bonsai Convention and visits by international bonsai masters.
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Bonsai Society of Victoria Monday Meetings for 2018

Monday Meetings 2018
January 22 Figs – Brief discussion and then Workshop
February 26 Banksia Demonstration
March 26 Carving Demonstration
April 23 Yamadori Demonstration
May 28 Pines – Discussion and workshop
June 25 VTP – Desert Ash – Don De Luca
July 23 Maples and Deciduous Trees Workshop
August 27 VTP Roger Hnatiuk – Styling Native Trees
September 24 Flowering species for bonsai – Mike S.
October 22 Shohin by Peter F.
November 26 AGM.

Saturday Afternoon Program 2018

January 13  Workshop
February 10  Workshop
March 10  Azalea focus activities
April 14  Full Day for tutored workshop sessions. Details TBA
May 12  Carving session
June 9  Deciduous focus activities
July 14  Full Day for tutored workshop sessions. Details TBA
August 11  Workshop
September 8  Workshop & Show Tree Preparation
October No Workshop due to overlap with Show.
November 10

November 11


Geelong Bus Trip – Cancelled.

December 8  Workshop

Annual Show 2018

13 & 14 October, Box Hill Town Hall.  Setup on 12 October.

Sale Day 2018

Saturday April 14.  Details to be advised

National Convention AABC

20 – 23 July, 2018. Melbourne, Victoria. Link

BSV Bonsai Exhibition, Rippon Lea Estate

September 8 & 9, 2018.  Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick. Link.