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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 Chirnside Park Community Hub at 33 Kimberley Drive in Chirnside Park (Melway Ref 37 F3 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 1-4:00 pm also at Chirnside Park Community Hub.

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

Club Meeting 2016 04 LATEST NEWS: Breaking News - Acclaimed national bonsai professional Tony Bebb will be visiting our club in April and presenting at our meeting, as well as conducting tutored workshops! More details to follow later!

Our January Monthly Meeting was very well attended considering it was in the middle of the holiday season. We conducted a General Workshop with our own "team of experts" on hand to offer advice and suggestions. After the holiday break there was plenty of catch-up chatter around the room whilst the various trees that had been brought along were worked on to bring them back into shape.

Our Saturday afternoon Workshops will also recommence on 28th January, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Our February Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 14th will be a presentation on "Getting Started With Australian Natives" by our own Lindsay H. Lindsay will talk about his experience with starting native bonsai from seed, tubestock, general nursery stock and yamadori or in-ground growing.

The February Last Saturday of the Month Workshop will be on 25th February, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Visitors are always welcome at any of our meetings or workshops, so feel free to drop in to check out our activities. Our Club is ideally suited to help you enjoy this wonderful hobby and pastime. We are a relatively new Club, just fourteen years old, but we boast a bunch of friendly members with a wide variety of experience and ages, some brand new to bonsai, right through to those that have been enjoying it for over forty years, and many degrees in between. It is a great place to learn in a friendly and welcoming environment.

We look forward to catching up with you somewhere in the “world of bonsai” in 2023.