Bonsai at the National Arboretum in Canberra

Pictured above are just a few of the beautiful bonsai plants we viewed in the National Bonsai and Penjing collection of Australia.  Situated at the National Arboretum in Canberra, this collection – the best bonsai exhibition in Australia – has trees from almost every country represented, including Chinese elm, cedar, maple, banksia, angophora and paperbark.
This amazing exhibition, which is carefully tended by enthusiastic and very knowledgeable volunteers, usually has about 80 bonsai on display.

Australian natives make up about 20 per cent of the exhibition, and I was particularly impressed with the banksia bonsai (which is featured above).

 

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