Welcome to the Victorian Native Bonsai Club

Our club specialises in Australian Native Plants and Trees as Bonsai. We’d love for you to be part of our club. Feel free to browse our content rich website and for more information on how to join so you can be part of our community and gain access to other specialised videos, events and our species database, please click here.


  • National Eucalypt Day, 23rd March

    To help celebrate National Eucalypt Day on Monday 23rd March, here are pictures of just a few of the Club members’ Eucalypt Bonsai which have been displayed at exhibitions and events in recent times, along with photo examples of each tree species as it may be found in a more natural world, either in the wild or as street trees.

    1. Eucalyptus regnans, Mountain Ash

    2. Eucalyptus camaldulensis, River Red Gum

    3. Eucalyptus viridis, Green Mallee

    4. Eucalyptus mannifera, Brittle Gum

  • VNBC 2020 Exhibition Cancelled

    With much regret, but in the interests of the health of club members and the wider community, the VNBC 2020 exhibition of Australian native plants as bonsai, which had been planned for 4th and 5th April, has been cancelled, as part of our response to the currently-evolving health emergency in our communities.

  • A good start to 2020, but what now?

    The Club’s February and March meetings got us off to a good start for 2020, in anticipation of an active and interesting year of bonsai. How the world changes!

    In the light of the requirements for management of the COVID-19 virus emergency across all of our communities, the club’s planned program for the year, and especially in the next few months, has become much more uncertain. As at the middle of March, the Club’s Saturday workshop meeting scheduled for 21st March is now cancelled, and the club Exhibition planned for 4/5 April is also cancelled.

    The club’s future program remains under continuing review as the wider community health situation evolves, and we will continue to update our club and program information to members and others interested in the club, as often as we can.

    Please check this website regularly for any updates and changes in our program which we may make over time.

    Our best wishes to everyone over the coming months, as we face difficult times, and if we do have to have a period of isolation at home, then what better way to use our time well, than to tend to our bonsai.

  • Interested in becoming a member of VNBC?

    Membership of the Victorian Native Bonsai Club is a great avenue for anyone who wants to develop their understanding and skills in growing bonsai using Australian native plant species.
    Access to support, new ideas, knowledge of others, regular Club newsletters, a database of information, and much more, all come as benefits of club membership.
    The Victorian Native Bonsai Club is keen to hear from you if you are interested in membership.
    Just click on the “Joining” tab in the menu list, and follow the prompts.

  • AABC 32nd National Bonsai Convention, May 2019

    The 2019 Convention is over, but the exhibition tree photos are still available for viewing in the Gallery page.

    Select the Gallery tab to find the photos of all of the trees exhibited at the 32nd AABC Convention, hosted by the Victorian Native Bonsai Club.

    “Australian Natives Breaking Through the Bonsai Ceiling”