Workshops

Welcome to our club blog which will build with entries from our members as time goes on. Here you will find posts on topics ranging from descriptions of our events to useful information on cultivation and design. We hope you enjoy it.

Great Day at Darts Hill Saturday, May 13, 2017 Today we had a fantastic day at a BC Bonsai Society crabapple workshop. The day was hosted by Dart’s Hill Garden Park in Surrey, where we not only got to have the workshop in their great covered area, but we...

New Format at May Meeting The BC Bonsai Society tried a new format at our May meeting and had lots of great feedback from members.  Instead of a single presentation we set up 4 interactive stations and rotated groups of members through them.  The result was...

June 2016 Pine Workgroup We had a large turnout at the pine workgroup on June 27th. We even got out a lawn chair or two for the capacity crowd who were ready to learn about the unique challenges of pine bonsai. 10 years ago,...

The BC Bonsai Society offers a few different bonsai workgroups which focus on particular bonsai topics. One such workgroup is for Shohin-Bonsai which are up to 8 inches high. Shohin have the appeal of being small, and offer the challenge of achieving a...

Tree Spotlight - Wisteria   Jim wanted to share a few photos of his Wisteria in full bloom, for the members to see what a high impact the species has as bonsai.  Why not add one to your collection?   ...

Larch Raft Workshop - Feb 2016 The club got together to host a workshop on larch rafts, with material that is just starting to bud out. We are looking forwarded to seeing how these trees shape up at our future meetings! Bryan distributing tie-down wire for each...

Pine Work Group The participants in the November pine group meeting enjoyed a discussion on the care and styling of pines. By focusing on one species, members are able to learn more quickly. Here are some pictures from the November 12th workgroup. ...

Demo by Tak A demo by our President Tak Yamaura on an old garden grown Birds Nest Spruce (Picea abies 'Nidiformis') belonging to one of our members. This tree was dug and potted in this container a couple of months previous, trying to save as much...

Hemlock Wild Development of a Wild Hemlock December 2007 Approximate date of birth 1960 Age 47 years, new pot and fresh soil. June 2008 Show at Township 7 Vineyards and Winery October 2009 trimmed and wired. Used old bed sheet, cut into narrow strips, for protection. March 2011 another hair cut November 2014, time for...

Well Designed Bonsai Bench In 2012 I built a bonsai bench from plans I found on bonssaiempmire.com and provided by Mr. Jeremy Norbury. His email address is jeremy_norbury@hotmail.com. Should anyone build a similar bench perhaps they would send a...