Members of the Cape Bonsai Kai gather on a monthly basis for workshops. The main goal of these workshops are for club members to bring trees to work on. During the workshop you will gain input from senior members and be able to share ideas, learn techniques or as Tony Bent loves to say "do boring chores like wiring!"

Workshops are held by the club, hosted at member's houses for club members only. The workshops usually begin at 13h30 and carry on till around 16h00. Be sure to check when the next workshop is in order to attend and make the most of these valuable opportunities to improve your trees and have a bit of fun while doing it.

Display #
1 Club Workshop March 2014 421
2 Somerset West Critique & Workshop April 2012 752
3 Hout Bay Workshop November 2011 998

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Year Programme

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

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Haiku

Overhanging Pine

Adding its mite of needles to the Waterfall

Random Bonsai Tip

When a tree has reversed taper or a narrowed 'waistline' above the nebari, you could do an airlayering just above the narrow section; or you could damage the cambium layer by either hammering gently with a mallet or by piercing the bark right into the cambium with a sharp object eg. scissors or an awl. You could also make deep incisions along the grain of the bark, where the healing process will cause scarring which would then thicken the trunk.