Membership Benefits

Being a member of the Bonsai Society comes with a lot of benefits including:

Meetings

The meetings are informative evenings which include Bonsai news, demonstrations, lectures, videos and constructive critiques as well as friendly advice and a display of members tree’s.

In addition to the monthly meetings, we also hold social events such as ‘nursery crawls’ (for stock selection), rock hunts, tree digs, and an annual auction.

More information can be located here.

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Library

The Society owns a comprehensive library containing an excellent range of DVD’s, Books and Magazines about Bonsai from both Australian and International authors. Members are entitled to borrow four items per month.

Monthly Newsletter

The club produces an informative newsletter each month that contains practical tips on Bonsai care and maintenance, details about upcoming events, as well as updates about the Society and previous meetings.

Annual Exhibition

This takes place over a weekend during the year to promote the art of Bonsai and give the members the opportunity to display their best trees. Demonstrations are run throughout the weekend to show the public how they too, can develop their very own Bonsai. There are also other opportunities for the Society to promote Bonsai at cultural and community events throughout the year.

More information on our next exhibition can be found here.

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Workshops

General workshops are held on a monthly basis (members only), usually on the Sunday following the club meeting, as well as during the year at certain meetings. These give members the opportunity to bring along a tree or two to work on and to receive advice from the more experienced members.

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We also arrange more formal workshops with visiting interstate or international demonstrators.

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Materials

We have a list of nurseries who supply Bonsai materials including pots, soil, tools, wire, as well as a range of Bonsai. The more experienced members of the club are happy to offer advice regarding the most suitable materials and plant stock, as well as where to purchase them.

Beginners Course

The Society holds these courses (limited to a maximum of 10 people) twice per year to help fast track newcomers into Bonsai and to receive a good grounding in the basics of Bonsai. The course runs over a full day, teaching you everything you need to know about Bonsai, as well as being able to take home your very own tree that you have created with the help of a mentor.

If you are interested in our beginners course, further information can be found here.

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Come and see for yourself

The Bonsai Society of WA is a friendly club, that aims to improve Bonsai in Western Australia through discussion, guidance and friendship. Visitors are always welcome, and are able to attend a few meetings prior to signing up. So if you are interested, please contact us, come along to a meeting and see for yourself.

Membership to the club is very affordable, and comes with a qualtiy name badge of your very own. Further details about membership fee’s can be found below.

Membership Fees

NEW Members Full Year Fees1. Single
2. Couple/Family
3. Concessions
$40 (inc 1 badge)
$65 (inc 2 badges)
$30 (inc. 1 badge)
NEW Members Half Year Fees1. Single
2. Couple/Family
3. Concessions
(AFTER 1st July)$30 (inc 1 badge)
$50 (inc 2 badges)
$30 (inc. 1 badge)
Members ANNUAL RENEWAL1. Single
2. Couple/Family
3. Concessions
$30
$40
$25

Concession cards must be presented if concession rates are being paid.

All fees are due after the 1st January each year
All renewals not paid by the end of February will be subject to a late fee of $5.

 

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