Chris Xepapas, of Heritage Bonsai Tasmania and Vice President of the Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania was very deservedly awarded the Bonsai Clubs International Certificate of Excellence and Medallion for an Outstanding Bonsai for this beautiful tree at the 29th Australian National Bonsai Convention held recently in Hobart. It is a Swamp or Coastal Paperbark (Melaleuca ericifolia). The tree is 20 years old and was grown from a cutting

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 can download the Society's membership tri-fold leaflet here: Leaflet.

Newsletters - Recent issue added added 14 June  2016
Home page new image added 31 May 2016

Meetings & Workshops - updated 31 May 2016
Members only - new material added 31 May 2016
 - 2015-16 Committee posted 12 September 2015

- some broken links repaired 25 April 2015
News - new item added on 24 August 2014 
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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