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The Yarra Valley Bonsai Society, based in the 'far east' of Melbourne, caters for bonsai enthusiasts of all skill levels, from the simply curious and absolute beginner to the advanced practitioners. 

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Cire services (formerly Upper Yarra Community House) at 20 Old Hereford Road in Mount Evelyn (Melway Ref 118 B8 or see map here).  Monthly meetings usually begin with a Review/Overview session at 7.30pm, followed by a short business section and then a feature event: usually a demonstrator or speaker on a topic of interest.  In addition to our monthly meetings, we hold informal workshops on the last Saturday of each month from 2-4:30 pm also at UYCH.

For membership enquiries contact or download an application form and send it the PO Box listed above.  Better yet, bring it along to the next meeting or workshop. Though membership has its benefits, such as substantial discounts at selected nurseries and other businesses of interest, visitors are always welcome. 

Club Meeting 2016 04 LATEST NEWS: A start to the New Year often includes new year resolutions like, "I will fertilise my trees more often", "I will learn more about grafting" or for some of us running out of space "I will try harder to reduce my collection, or at least not expand too much more". New Year can also renew our enthusiasm and eagerness to learn more and try new things. Hold onto this and get active and grow your bonsai knowledge, try new techniques, grow different species and share your experiences with the others in your club and the wider bonsai community.

I hope you have your eyes on your trees right now, the summer is well and truly here and the slightest lack of attention can lead to a tree drying out, we have already had some scorching days and there are more to come. This year our club has many events and activities planned for its members, please see the Syllabus/Calendar section of our website for more information on our sale days, nursery trips, workshops and meetings.

Our club events for the New Year commence with our monthly meeting held on Tuesday the 10th of January, Lindsay will be presenting Bonsai Basics Review session on Fertilising Regimes which will be followed by a Workshop Night plus Swap and Sale. For the display table please bring along a Fig or alternatively any other tree that you would like to display to others. At our last meeting in December, the display tables were brimming with wonderful club member trees, it was great to see and would be great to keep this up throughout the year.

Our monthly workshop will be held on Saturday the 28th of January, starting at 2PM at CIRE Services in Mount Evelyn (formerly UYCH). Early in the next month, our first nursery trip is scheduled. We will be making our way to the "Deep South" on the 4th of February meeting at Bonsai Sensation Nursery, visiting Pearcedale Garden Centre and finishing up at Plantmark Wholesale Nursery in Langwarrin.

Hope to see you all there at one or preferably all events we have scheduled for this month.