Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group

The Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group is one of a number of Study Groups within the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia), whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of Australian plants. This group has been in operation since 2001 and operates by gathering and sharing information amongst its members mainly through regular newsletters.

The specific aims of the Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group are to:

  • Determine which species are grown as bonsai,
  • Determine the horticultural characteristics of each species,
  • Determine the horticultural requirements of each species,
  • Explore the artistic and aesthetic qualities of species,
  • Publish information to help people grow and enjoy Australian plants as bonsai.

Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.


Membership is available to members of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society. If you are not a member of a Regional Society, please refer to the ANPSA Membership Page for further information on joining.

To join the Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group, please send a request using the following form (please note that all fields are mandatory* - you may edit the 'Message' field if necessary) :

I am a member of the following Regional Society*:


Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia.
Photo: Australian Plants as Bonsai Study Group

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