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.


  • That’s 2019 finished, and now moving on to 2020

    The VNBC bonsai year has wound up with a good celebration and Christmas breakup at the club meeting on Tuesday 10th December, with plenty of talk about Australian native plant species as bonsai. A more complete report is available on the Club Meetings page, with coverage of the trees on display, a Show and Tell discussion about some of these trees, and a vigorous discussion about a number of trees and the containers in which they were, or could be, planted.

    A highlight of the night was the presentation of a Life Membership to the club’s Secretary, Marcela Ferriera, in recognition of the considerable and sustained contributions she has made from the establishment of the club through to the work which contributed significantly to the success of this year’s AABC Convention, hosted by VNBC.

    And so to the coming year. The club program for 2020 shows the good range of activities and presentations being planned, and including the Club’s Exhibition on 4th and 5th April, and the highly anticipated visit in September by Jennifer Price, hailing from USA, to conduct a series of workshops and demonstrations for the club.

    Thanks to all who participated and contributed over the past year, and we all hope to see you at one or more of the club activities in 2020!

    Corymbia aparrerinja – Ghost Gum, at Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park) Central Australia
    as featured on the Club’s calendar for 2020
  • 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”



  • Interested in becoming a Member of the Victorian Native Bonsai Club?

    If you are not already a member of VNBC, are you interested in joining and becoming a member of the club?

    The benefits of membership include full participation in all club activities and programs, receipt of the club newsletter every month, and access to the club’s building database of our experience in Australian native species as bonsai. Club membership now also includes access to video recordings of the presentations at each meeting, which can be especially useful to distance members and others who may not be able to attend a meeting.