Sydney City Bonsai Club Meetings

Club Meetings

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except January) from 7pm to 9pm.
Basic Bonsai training is held immediately before the meeting from 6pm to 7pm. 

From 9 April 2024 we will meet at
Petersham RSL 
301 Trafalgar Street Petersham 
Note: Scott Martin Demonstration, Saturday April 13, 2024 will be held at our old meeting site:
Bush Music Hall, Hut 44 
Addison Rd Community Centre, Marrickville

Meetings include: demonstrations and workshops (a chance for members to work on their trees in a supportive environment). Interested? Why not join us! Feel free to bring along a tree of your own, regardless of the quality. Club members will be more than willing to give you advice, where they can.

Committee Meetings

This meeting is for committee members only. We meet from 7.00pm – 8.30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month January to November. For more information about committee meetings, please call Bryan on 0432 461 025.

10 Comments Add yours
  1. Hi there ,
    Is this club still active? Will you be meeting next on Tuesday 20th Feb at 7pm?
    How much is it to become a member please? I have 3 rather sad looking bonsais that are in need of some TLC (pruning & shaping)!

    I just tried to phone Sue on the mobile # above, but got a recorded message saying this number is not available at the present time.
    My hm # is 02-95556282

    Thanks for your reply!

    1. Hi Prue,

      Apologies for the terribly late reply. I’m not sure if you were contacted but hopefully it’s not too late for us to help out.

      I’m new to the club but it’s definitely still active. Membership is only $40 / year. Feel free to come along and bring your trees. As someone new to bonsai myself, I’ve found the club invaluable for getting excellent advice. The details on the page are up to date:

      Otherwise, feel free to reply here and I’ll give you a call.


  2. Hi, earlier this year I started to Bonsai for the first time concentrating on Australian natives, however I picked up a Scarlet Oak that is currently in its winter dormancy from a nursery that is in a large canvas pot. I wonder if you could advise the best time on repotting and pruning also how they fair generally as a Bonsai?



    1. Hi Brian. For the Scarlet Oak – just wait until you get a little bud swell to indicate that the plant is coming out of dormancy for your re-pot. Teh repot must be before the leaves emerge. Some people repot now i.e. late winter.
      Scarlet Oak’s are a very pretty tree and wonderful colour in Autumn. However because the leaves a a little difficult to reduce in size it suits being a larger bonsai.



      1. Hi Roz , thank you for the advice it was going cheap in a nursery as a reject so thought why not. It has two stems from one base with a number of small lateral branches. I’m currently looking for a pot it is approx 45cm tall so will be a large bonsai I guess. Anyway for $15 it’s a bit of fun and an experiment but will repot soon. What about pruning when is that best to be done?

  3. Hello

    I’m interested in starting a bonsai tree journey and wondering where’s the location for this month Meetup. The Tote is closed atm . Please let me know if I can join in for March meeting. Kind Regards Edna

  4. Hi Edna,

    I myself started on the journey not too long ago, but am absolutely hooked. The club has been amazing for helping me progress my skills, beyond what I can get from YouTube 😉

    The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at the address mentioned above on this page. You can also call Bryan on the number listed on the contact us page. Feel free to bring along a tree and the club members will be more than happy to give you some advice.

    Hope to see you soon

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