National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia
The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) is home to some of the finest miniature trees and forests in the world, produced by some of Australias leading bonsai and penjing artists.
The unique collection includes a variety of traditional and modern styles, with world-class examples of both native and exotic species. As an art form, bonsai and penjing combine horticultural skills, artistic sensibility and a great deal of patience. They can be likened to living sculptures, requiring planning, constant attention and aesthetic vision.
The living artworks of this national collection feature some of the finest miniature trees and forests in the world, created by some of Australias leading bonsai and penjing artists.
About 80 bonsai and penjing trees and forests are usually on display, in a variety of traditional and modern styles, with both Australian native and exotic trees.
Bonsai and penjing are like living sculptures, shaped over time to convey concepts, ideas, emotions and stories. The trees are designed to reflect trees or landscapes in nature; to create a sense of calm and peacefulness and broaden the viewers cultural understanding.
The oldest trees in the Collection are more than 60 years old, much younger than the oldest known bonsai and penjing in the world at over 800 years old. More about bonsai and penjing.
The Collections bonsai and penjing are all donated or loaned by the artists, their families or friends.
The collection is supported by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and the broader bonsai and penjing community. New volunteers are always welcome and free training is provided. For more information, visit the website via the link below and head to the Living Collections page.
Time: 9 am until 4 pm
❊ Venue | Location ❊National Arboretum Canberra [ view ]
National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway Weston Creek A.C.T. 2611 || Map
Telephone: 13 22 81
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