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Become a member

To enjoy the many benefits which the Cape Bonsai Kai has to offer you are encouraged to join the club for a very modest fee.

Current Fees

Joining Fee: R55 per person

Annual Fee:

  • R200.00 (single member)
  • R230.00 (family)

In order to join please download and complete this form.

Categories of membership

Novice

Novice growers are encouraged to take part in a beginner’s course offered from time to time. Novices can and should participate in club activities by bringing one or two of their trees to the show tables at club meetings. Grading points are awarded to all trees for the purpose of helping individuals to improve their trees. No tree may be brought more than twice per year. On accumulation of 200 points over a minimum of two years, a member will advance to intermediate level.

Intermediate

To progress from the Intermediate to Advanced categories, you have to have accumulated 200 points and to have been an Intermediate for at least three years after which you may request to be assessed to advance. Members may be advanced by due consideration of the majority of Advanced growers.

Advanced

Advanced growers are experienced growers who have advanced through the ranks.

Transfer of members

In certain circumstances a member may be advanced by due consideration of the majority of advanced members.

Contact Us

We would be happy to hear from you should you like to find out more about the club, meetings or bonsai in general.

Send us a mail

Year Programme

We have an exciting calendar of club meetings, events and public exhibitions planned for 2017/8.

Learn more

Haiku

Overhanging Pine

Adding its mite of needles to the Waterfall

Random Bonsai Tip

So much time is spent on striving towards perfection in the foliage area of trees but little contemplation goes into the area around the nebari. Consider planting your tree at different heights in the pot which might enhance the existing taper and roots. If your tree lacks roots use moss mounded in such a way to suggest underlying roots, or you can even use sticks of similar appearance to the wood of the tree as 'fake' roots until you are able to coerce roots to fill the void. Use appropriate gravel to complete the scene.