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The Yarra Valley Bonsai Society, based in the 'far east' of Melbourne, caters for bonsai enthusiasts of all skill levels, from the simply curious and absolute beginner to the advanced practitioners. 

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Upper Yarra Community House (formerly Morrisons)at Old Hereford Road in Mount Evelyn (Melway Ref 118 B8 or see map here).  Monthly meetings usually begin with a Review/Overview session at 7.30pm, followed by a short business section and then a feature event: usually a demonstrator or speaker on a topic of interest.  In addition to our monthly meetings, we hold informal workshops on the last Saturday of each month from 2-4:30 pm also at UYCH.

For membership enquiries contact or download an application form and send it the PO Box listed above.  Better yet, bring it along to the next meeting or workshop. Though membership has its benefits, such as substantial discounts at selected nurseries and other businesses of interest, visitors are always welcome. 

Club Meeting 2016 04 LATEST NEWS: We've had two months of cold and rainy days but not far around the corner the change is coming. With the warmer weather and longer daytime our plants will emerge from the winter hibernation as will the bonsai enthusiasts. The busiest time of the year in the calendar is about to commence. Hopefully you have prepared for the repotting season, if not, there is still a few moments left for those last minute purchases.

Our June meeting featured a "Team Challenge Cup" which was a great experience for all participants. The night was a fun one and the end results were impressive. In the end the styled trees were snapped up by keen club members to continue on with their growth, development and further refinement in the future.

The July meeting featured Lindsay presenting "Pot Selection" to our club members, it was a very informative presentation enjoyed by all but especially the members whose other passion is pottery.

There were a few other successful events held around our state, most notably in June BSV had a visiting bonsai expert Taiga Urushibata who held a series of workshops, and in July - Bonsai Lakeside presented by Bendigo Bonsai Club which was an informal and relaxing weekend of bonsai related activities.

Looking ahead in August our monthly meeting (Tuesday 9th of August) will feature Michael Simonetto doing a presentation on Cedars. Michael is a great bonsai artist and a grower with a lot of experience.

Our display table will be on Nebari or Members Choice. “Members choice” means you are free to bring whatever style of bonsai you would like to display. Show the club what you have been working on, it might just inspire a couple of other club members in attempting to work in a similar style or with a similar species. Sharing our experiences with each other will help us grow.

Our monthly workshop will be on Saturday 27th of August. Venue for all club meetings/events is Upper Yarra Community House (formerly Morrisons) in Mt Evelyn. Contact Rudi on 0418 369 852 or Lindsay on 0403 800 671 for enquiries, or email