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Avon Bonsai Society

Events Calendar

 

2018 Club Programme

Month

Date

Event

Details

February

7th

Club Night

FEATURE – Kowhai Creations

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Semi or full cascade

 

Help Desk/Critique - Rebecca        

 

March

4th

 

Japan Day – Bonsai Display

 

From 9.30am to 4.30pm at

Riccarton Park Function Centre
165 Racecourse Road
Sockburn
Christchurch

 

March

7th

Club Night

FEATURE – Wiring workshop – bring your wire and a tree that needs wiring

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Berries/flowers (any style)

Help Desk/ Critique – Lyn K 

 

April

4th

Combined Club Night

FEATURE – Visit by Christchurch Bonsai Club to Avon Bonsai And Market Night

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Informal upright

CRITIQUE PERSON – Myra

April

8th

Field Trip

Details to be Arranged

May

4th

Club Night

A.G.M.

 

FEATURE – Photographing Bonsai

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Bonsai with rocks

 

Help Desk/Critique - Kees

 

June

6th

Club Night

FEATURE – Mountain Making

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Silhouette

 

Help Desk /Critique - Chris

 

July

4th

Club Night

FEATURE – NZ Natives as bonsai

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Natives

 

Help Desk/Critique – Alison

 

July

8th

Workshop

Work on your Trees at Bev’s place

 

More Details at JulyClub Night

 

August

1st

Club Night

FEATURE – 3 potting mix discussions/Plant mountains Maples will be available to purchase

TREE OF THE MONTH – Groups

Help Desk/Critique - Wayne

August

7th

Workshop

Work on your Trees at Bev’s place

 

More Details at August Club Night

 

September

12th

(N.B. This is one week later than our normal meeting night)

Combined Club Night

FEATURE - Visit to Chch Bonsai Club with a Joint Market Night

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Free Choice of style

 

 

September

18th

Field Trip

Field Trip to Pigeon Bay. Details T.B.A.

 

October

3rd

Club Night

FEATURE – Preparing Bonsai for Show

 

TREE OF THE MONTH – Spring growth – any style

Help Desk/Critique – Virginia

 

October

 

 

AVON ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW

Date T.B.A.

 

November

1st

Club Night

FEATURE – Alternative plants as bonsai.

TREE OF THE MONTH - Indoor bonsai

Help Desk/Critique - Beverley

December

7th

Club Night

FEATURE -  Xmas Breakup T.B.A.

"TREE OF MONTH – Your Best Bonsai for Judging for "TREE OF THE YEAR" Competing for the "Joy's Bonsai" Trophy in both the Open & Novice Classes.

Then presentation of "VANZ CUP" to the winner from the remaining Artists who have not been a previous winner of the “Tree of the Year” competitions.

Also presentation of both the “Open Grade Trophy” and “Novice Trophy” to this year's winners of the Tree of the Month Competitions.

 

    Please Note that there will be 3 Display sections at each meeting:
    1. OPEN - Any Bonsai of the Nominated style. Trees must be in a bonsai pot. To be judged by member’s vote.
    2. Novice - Member whose membership is 5 years or less, any Bonsai of the nominated style. Trees must be in a bonsai pot. To be judged by member’s vote.
    3.“ DISPLAY ONLY” Class. Any other bonsai with some special feature ( eg at it’s best, in flower, or showing a special technique etc) that you would like to show to the members.
    4. N.B. Up to 2 entries per class, per person, for each meeting.


    Members may bring any of their trees along to club night to work on. There will be Club members available to give help or advice if needed.


    Market & Trading Nights
    Bring along any Bonsai / Gardening-related items for sale, or swap items directly with other club members.
     

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