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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 info@yarravalleybonsai.org.au 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: Our Monthly Meeting in May featured a Presentation on "Literati" by Victor Byrdy. This elegant style often presents different styling challenges but done well it appeals to a wide audience. This month also featured a Carving workshop with Michael Simonetto as well as the novice training course led by Craig Wilson.

Looking ahead and towards a winter that has already started with temperatures dropping quite a bit overnight. It is time to start preparing your trees for a colder and perhaps a wetter period to come. Despite the slowdown in tree growth there are quite a few upcoming events on the bonsai calendar.
The Bonsai Lakeside 2016 event coming up in Bendigo in July looks very interesting as well as the BSV hosted workshops with Taiga Urushibata not too far away in June.

The June club meeting (14th of June) is our “Team Challenge Cup” night which is always a lot of fun, it’s a great opportunity to get involved and learn with other club members by getting stuck into styling a tree on the night.

Our display table will be on Informal Upright & Members Choice trees. We would love to see your plant there, regardless of the stage that it’s in and regardless if it is in a bonsai pot or not. 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 28th of May. 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 yarravalleybonsai@gmail.com.