February 20, 2018

Phew! Virus sorted, posts removed, apologised to all, passwords changed! Our sincere condolences to Douw Otto on the passing of his wife and to the family and friends of George Vrey who passed away suddenly last week.  It makes you realise how fragile life can be.  Her...

January 23, 2018

“In layman's terms, using Volcanic Rock Dust is like advancing nature Billions of years and putting the leached out minerals and trace elements that have been lost back into the soil here today, it is so simple, natural and readily available.”

Applications;- Seedlings/...

January 19, 2018

I get to do the nicest job on earth. I get money thrown at me to do research using bonsai. But I also have to do a little bit of work for it. I have to do a tiny bit of reading and research peer reviewed journals. I am spoilt even further, that i have access to ALL rea...

January 7, 2018

December photographic competition.

January 3, 2018

Phew, that was a short holiday! I hope you had a great break and are ready for some serious bonsai action this year.  Our thoughts are with our Cape clubs who are still in a serious drought.  On that subject, I had a grey water tank installed about 2 years ago and now...

December 18, 2017

As we wind down the year, that is almost past, I cannot help but think it was a great year for bonsai. So many successful workshops and exhibitions were held throughout the country.  We ask that you share with us some pictures, etc for the gallery on our website at htt...

December 16, 2017

We will soon be posting the improved rules for the SABA Photographic competition and we want as many people as possible to participate.  Taking good photographs, is not that much of an art. You do not need a fancy camera to take nice pictures.  Although the photograph,...

December 5, 2017

Judging art is very subjective and judging bonsai can be highly controversial and emotive.

Bonsai are judged at major exhibitions, photographic and young-designer competitions. Sub- consciously we judge our own trees every time we work on or look at them. Every time we...

November 30, 2017

Firstly, a heartfelt thank you to Willem Pretorius, Earl Jeffereys, Robbie de Witt and Hennie Reynecke for their dedication and hard work during their four year tenure as president and members of the SABA EXCO. We, as the new committee can only say thank you for everyt...

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