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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: It’s been a wet spring so far! The trees are coming into life but the weather has not warmed up like last year. Nonetheless, with the new burst of growth keep your eye on any wire that has been put on or left over the winter months, as it will bite in and leave scars. Re-potting continues this month with species that are due for repotting in middle of spring.

The month started with the club organised Nursery Trip in the Melbourne’s south east, followed soon after by our AGM which was held on the 13th of September. Congratulations to all of the Committee members for their election and a big thank you for all the outgoing members for their contributions.

Next event on the calendar is our monthly meeting with a presentation/demonstration by Tien Liao from Bonsai Sensation Nursery. The presentation is on “Deciduous Trees” which is quite timely given that the majority of our work around this time focuses on those type of trees. As always the display table is available for our members to share their progress and to show some flowers at this time of the year.

Our Club will be producing a Bonsai Calendar for 2017, using photos of our member’s trees. Any Club member who would like one of their trees considered for inclusion on this calendar is invited to bring the tree to the next Club meeting on 11th October or to the Workshop on the 29th October. The trees will be photographed and the final selection process will begin. Obviously only twelve trees can be used in the finish.

YVBS Sale Day is coming soon, November 26th at the Japara Learning Centre, 54 – 58 Durham Road Kilsyth. (Melway 51/J5). Start saving up for this great event, the room will be filled with keen sellers and great bargains.

Our monthly workshop will be on Saturday the 29th of October. 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