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Here are a few examples of trees that our members own.

Atlas Cedra

Cryptomeria

Lonicera Nitida

Monterey Pine

Cedrus Deodara

Maple

Azalea

Mountain Pine

Pyracantha

NZ Black Beech

The Ellerslie International Flower Show came to Christchurch in 2009.  As a Club we decided to enter a display in the Show.

From the 2009 Show

GOLD MEDAL DISPLAY 2009

2009 Display

Our Award

Information Sheet

At the start of October each year we have our Annual Show. Here are the winning trees from each section. 

2010 Show Winners

Informal Upright Section - Hornbeam

Group Section - NZ Black Beech

Bonsai With Rock Section - Kowhai

Wind Swept Section - Juniper

Native Section -  Corokia

Cascade Section - Blue Cedra

Any Other Style Section - Spruce

2011 Show Winners

Informal Upright Section - Larch

Group Section  - Potentilla

Bonsai with a  Rock Section - Corokia

Wind Swept Slanting Section - Larch

Native Section - Totara

Cascade Section - Alpine Willow

Other Style Section - Larch

Public's Choice - Maple

Winners from Our Tree Of the Month Competition - 2016

Open Class

February - Corokia

March - Hawthorn

May - Cypress

July - Pussy Willow

September Alpine Willow

Novice Class

March - Lonicera

May

September Manuka

Club Events

During the year we have a number of club events for member to participate in.

 

Club Visit

At the End of March our club hosted members from the South Canterbury Bonsai Club to several of our member’s bonsai collections  These include visits from (or to) other Bonsai Clubs, tree collecting, bonsai pot making.

 

 Tree Collecting

In Autum (think it was May) a group of us went over to Craigieburn on the Christchurch/West Coast road to collect wilding pines. These trees had been planted some years ago when acid rain was a defoliant in the northern hemisphere.  They were to provide seeds to be sent to replace those trees destroyed by the acid rain but when the acidity of the rain decreased the project was never carried out.

 

Bonsai Pot Making

A highlight of our club year is the making of accent / mahmai bonsai pots. This allow members to express their artist ability in a different way. Thank you Bev for glazing and firing the pots.  

South Canterbury Bonsai Society Visit

South Canterbury Bonsai Society Visit

South Canterbury Bonsai Society Visit

South Canterbury Bonsai Society Visit

South Canterbury Bonsai Society Visit

Tree Collecting at Craigieburn

Tree Collecting at Craigieburn

Tree Collecting at Craigieburn

Tree Collecting at Craigieburn

Tree Collecting at Craigieburn

Pot Making at Club Night

Pot Making at Club Night

Pot Making at Club Night

Pot Making at Club Night

Pot Making at Club Night

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