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Don’t miss out on Bonsai Show at Durban Botanic Gardens

There will be bonsai tree sales, tree clinics, displays and demonstrations on the days.

RESIDENTS and bonsai tree enthusiasts will be in a pint-sized paradise this weekend as the South African Bonsai Convention show comes to the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Martin Naidoo, a bonsai enthusiast and a member of the Durban Bonsai Society, has encouraged Durbanites to come out in their numbers for the two-day show starting on Saturday, November 4.

“The Durban Bonsai Society is hosting the convention for the first time since 2011, and it will see different Bonsai societies around South Africa take part. The general public will have access to the show side of things over the two days. There will be bonsai tree sales, tree clinics, displays and demonstrations on the days. It is also an opportunity for the public to learn more about the art but also how to take care of your bonsai trees. We hope the community will come out and support the event,” he said.

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Naidoo said it was by becoming a member of the Durban Bonsai Society that his knowledge deepened.

“[It is] through the society that I gained a deeper understanding and knowledge of bonsai. My knowledge grew in leaps and bounds because I was surrounded by other people who had similar passions and had been doing it for much longer. If I had one bit of advice for those who have a passion for bonsai trees, it would be to become a member of the society. Not only do you broaden your knowledge but you interact with people who have similar passions to you,” he said.

Good to know

The Durban Bonsai Society will host the South African Bonsai Convention on Saturday, November 4 (from 08:00 to 17:00) and Sunday, November 5 (from 08:00 to 13:00) at the Durban Botanic Gardens, 9A John Zikhali Rd. There will be tree clinics and bonsai demonstrations on the day. Tickets cost R30 for adults, R20 for pensioners and children U12 are free. You can also find the club on Facebook under the name Durban Bonsai Society as well as on Instagram.


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