Bonsai 30 – Celebrating 30 Years of Bonsai in Northern Ireland


This year we celebrate the 3oth Anniversary of the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society.

To mark this milestone we are holding a number of events during the year. This will culminate at the main event this September in Belfast. Working in partnership with Belfast Parks, we have joined our Exhibition with their Autumn Flower Show at Botanic Gardens in Belfast. The show will have it’s usual Bonsai Competition classes to enter, but in addition we will be erecting an extra exhibition area to the event to display the best Bonsai Ireland has to offer. We are calling the Exhibition ‘Bonsai 30’ . This has a double meaning; 30 years of the NIBS and also 30 of the Best Bonsai in Ireland on display. This will be a one off event with many trees that have never been exhibited before being transported to Belfast for display. Each of the 30 selected bonsai will have their history collated and presented on a website dedicated to the event. This can be accessed during the event by scanning a  q-code allowing visitors an insight into each tree selected.

We will also have bonsai exhibited by both our sister clubs, The Munster and Leinster Bonsai Clubs and other invited guest displays. A highlight of the event will be a free Children’s Workshop.

In addition to 30 of the best Bonsai in Ireland we are aiming to exhibit a special section for Shohin and Mame bonsai.


If you live in Ireland/Northern Ireland and think you have a tree that could be selected for Bonsai 30 please contact us asap with photographs of the tree to be submitted.

Are you interested in coming over for the event? We can assist with helping you select accommodation close to the event in the heart of Belfast.

Would you like to attend from your own area and exhibit a tree as part of the display helping to celebrate the occasion with us? Please contact us.