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 Morrisons on Old Hereford Road in Mount Evelyn (Melway Ref 118 B8 or see map here). Monthly meetings usually begin with a Review/Overview session at 7.00pm, 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 sponsor informal workshops on the last Saturday of each month from 2-5 pm also at Morrisons in Mount Evelyn.
For membership enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
LATEST NEWS: The April club meeting featured a very informative presentation and demonstration by Trevor Wicks from the Waverley club on Elms. Trevor brought along a number of samples from his collection, and proved to us all that big is not always best and that a finely-crafted smaller bonsai can look just as old and as attractive as the larger variety. Trevor also demonstrated the techniques involved in pruning elm stock under development.
The May club meeting will be a workshop night, where plenty of expert advice and assistance will be available to members and guests if needed. There will also be an optional Review/Overview session on "Tools Basics" for beginners or those who desire a refresher. Bring along your trees in need of work and join in the relaxed atmosphere of an open and informal night where ideas and techniques are freely shared.
The first Nursery Crawl of the year was held on Saturday 4th May and attracted the largest attendance so far of 22 keen members and guests. Many car boots appeared to be full at the end of the day, and even those who had no intention of buying anything seemed to go home with that little something special! The next Nursery Crawl will be in Saturday 8th June - more details later or contact Rudi J for more information.
Our normal end of the month workshop will be held on 25th May, and members are reminded that a photo studio will be made available for trees to be photographed for possible inclusion in the 2014 Club Calendar.
Venue for all club meetings/events is Morrisons in Mt Evelyn. Contact Rudi on 0418 369 852 or Mike on 0414 553 746 for enquiries, or email email@example.com.