Pinus mugo

Swiss mountain pine

Welcome to the website of the Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania -  the southernmost bonsai society in Australia. This is an on-line resource for mem
bers and others interested in bonsai.

Bonsai is a four-dimensional art form, having length, width, depth – and time! It allows  the enthusiast to closely study  the on-going development of  a tree  which, in Nature, could achieve a height of 20–30 m, but in bonsai  may only  be  30–40 cm. 

Although originating in Japan and China, interest in bonsai is now a global phenomenon and some of the very best trees and collections can be found in other areas of the World.

Members of the Society are bonsai enthusiasts in Hobart and surrounds. They range from the absolute novice through to the experienced and very talented expert.

The members’ trees range from the classic bonsai, such as maples and pines, through to rare exotics and Australian and, especially, Tasmanian native species.

The Society holds monthly meetings, runs workshops, publishes a newsletter, organises tree-collecting excursions and mounts exhibitions. It holds an extensive library of bonsai books and magazines for the use of members.

The Society hosted the very successful 29th Australian National Bonsai Convention that was held 20-23 May 2016 in Hobart. 

By exploring  our site through the navigation links at the head of this page or clicking on the Site Map link at the foot of this page, you can learn more about the Society’s activities and, if interested, how to become a member.

You will find details of membership benefits, fees and an on-line application form on the Membership page,


Special Demonstration & Workshops - Added 19 July 2017
- Recent issues added added 19 July 2017
Meetings & Workshops - Updated 19 July 2017
Home page Modified 19 July 2017
Committee - 2017-16 Committee posted 13 September 2016
News - New item added on 23 August 2016 
Membership - On-line application form added 29 July 2016

Members only - New material added 31 May 2016
- Some broken links repaired 25 April 2015
Hints & Tips - New items were added on 24 August 2014
Galleries - New gallery added 31 May 2014
Videos - A new video was added on 29 May 2014

The Society acknowledges ongoing support from Island Bonsai, 
Heritage Bonsai Tasmania 
and Harmony Garden Centre and Florist, Lauderdale.

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