Australian National Botanic Gardens

Saturday & Sunday; 27 – 28 February — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. Discover the diversity of species and approaches for using Australian plants as bonsai specimens.  

Bonsai artists around Australia have been using Australian plants to create wonderful examples of the art of bonsai for many years.

Exhibitors explore what the underlying elements of bonsai and penjing mean in a modern Australian setting.

  • Gardens’ walks each day 11.00 am departing from the Crosbie Morrison Building –  Join a bonsai artist on a Gardens’ walk to view full sized versions of the bonsai species represented in the exhibition. Discover the growth habits and forms of different Australian plants and gain insights on how different they can be used in the art of bonsai. Free. Numbers limited.
  • Bonsai demonstrations each day at 2.00 pm – discover the techniques used, and considerations needed, when training Australian plants as bonsai through a shaping demonstration.

Presented by the Canberra Bonsai Society, the display includes works by Canberra-based and national artists, many of whom are represented at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

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Saturday & Sunday; 27 – 28 February


Crosbie Morrison Building


$5 adults; $3 concession & children