Newsletter Published

October 10th 2013

Please click here to read the newsletter. We have also put up a new map for directions to our current meeting place at our new premises in Floriana. Click here to find your way.

In Memory of Paul Debono

September 17th 2013

On the 13th of August 2013, Mr. Paul Debono died and with great grief we are going to miss him. With his death, the Bonsai Culture Group (BCG) has lost a very dedicated person who (together with his wife, Margaret) has worked for many years to promote bonsai on this island. Paul was BCG’s President for many years.

Paul is here seen doing ‘hand leaf pruning’ on a Chinese elm during the bonsai exhibition at San Anton Gardens 2013.


Ignazio Gambrone Workshops

March 27th 2013

The committee is planning to bring to Malta a bonsai master from Palermo to deliver a set of workshops in May. Mr Ignazio Gambrone will be focusing on species which are well-suited for the mediterranean climate. If you want to attend these workshops please contact one of the committee members and book a place. Find out more about Mr Gambrone on his site

Excellent Bonsai Videos

March 27th 2013

One of our members is creating and uploading several video tutorials which are now online. Please visit our Facebook page Bonsai Culture Group and you will be able to see all the videos. This is just one of them.


March Newsletter Published

March 27th 2013

Please click here to read the newsletter. We have also put up a new map for directions to our current meeting place at our new premises in Floriana. Click here to find your way.


San Anton Gardens Exhibition

May 27th 2012

Over the weekend of the 5th and the 6th of May 2012, the Bonsai Culture group participated with a small bonsai exhibition in the 109th Annual Great Spring Show under the care of the Malta Horticultural Society. Read More

Driftwood Master Kevin Willson in Malta

April 24th 2012

This year the BCG will be celebrating the official opening of its clubhouse in Notre Dame street, Floriana. As part of the celebrations the BCG has invited a highly regarded Master in the art of bonsai. His name is Kevin Willson, and he is from the UK. Read More



Noelanders Trophy - Updated

April 21st 2012

The Bonsai Culture group has been recently to the bonsai exhibition in Belgium. Read more now with pictures...


BCG at San Remo

April 8th 2011

The Bonsai Culture group has been recently to the bonsai exhibition in San Remo. See all images on our facebook page.

Minister Pullicino on BCG

September 14th 2010

Xi hadd jinghad li kiteb "...a bonsai truly represents the fusion of nature and human wisdom; it is an art that at once pursues the spirits of both nature and beauty" Stajt nifhem ahjar ghal darb'ohra dan il-bierah meta gejt mistieden niftah il-wirja annwali tas-socjeta' Bonsai Culture Group Malta. Hija wirja li ssahharni kull sena. Hija arti li trid imhabba, kreattivita', dixxiplina u passjoni. Dan il-grupp illum ghandu 'l fuq minn 70 membru attiv u jien u nkellem uhud minnhom mill-ewwel kienet evidenti l-passjoni kbira li ghandhom ghal din l-arti.

Bonsai, li tfisser gnien fi tray bil-Gappuniz, hija l-arti li tkabbar sigar u pjanti li jinzammu zghar go qasrija fejn b'sengha u pacenzja kbira ta' zbir is-sigra tigi skolpita f'bicca xoghol ta' arti, estetika u natura hajja. Jinghad li l-ewwel sigar ta' dan it-tip kienu jithallew anke fl-oqbra Egizjani madwar 4,000 sena ilu. Il-bonsai ta' zmienna origina mic-Cina madwar 2,000 sena ilu, fejn kien jissejjah penzai. Eventwalment din l-arti ttiehdet fil-Gappun madwar is-sena 700.

Biex nghinu fl-izvilupp ta' dan il-grupp artistiku dan l-ahhar il-Gvern ghadda bicca art u binja, li jigu taht Gnien l-Argotti fil-Furjana, halli jkunu jistghu jorganizzaw ruhhom ahjar. Dan hu grupp li jaghmel bosta lectures u workshops ghall-membri tieghu u m'ghandix dubju li din il-facilita' se tghinhom jorganizzaw ahjar. Minn naha tieghi weghdthom ukoll ghajnuna sabiex il-post jigi riabilitat u jkun jista jibda jintuza.

Nixtieq li wirja bhal din tibda tigi organizzata fuq 3 ijiem inkluz il-jum tal-Gimgha halli l-istudenti jkunu jistghu jittiehdu jarawha u forsi aktar zghazagh jithajru jibdew jiprattikaw din l-arti. Ghidt ukoll lill-kumitat li nixtieq niddiskuti maghhom kif nistghu nghinuhom halli flimkien norganizzaw wirja permanenti li tkun attrazzjoni kemm ghal maltin kif ukoll ghat-turisti li jzuru pajjizna.

Making a Great Olive Bonsai

March 28, 2010

L-Ewwel Esperjenza

December 18, 2009

Dr. Joe Zammit Maemple has recently given an excellent account of his beginings in bonsai culture. The Powerpoint is in Maltese and is available in the lectures section. To download and view the powerpoint please click here



Akadama and Pumice

December 16, 2009

The club has Just received a consignment of akadama and pumice this material is being introduced locally following strong recommendations by Master Salvatore Liporace. Those who want to try these soil materials should conatact one of the committee members. For more information on soil composition read Joseph Farrugia's articles by Clicking Here


Become a Facebook Fan

September 23, 2009

The club has a facebook page where you can post photos etc. Become a member and start posting Click Here

Master Liporace in Malta

March 27, 2009

Bonsai Master Salvatore Liporace will be visiting Malta during our annual bonsai exhibition and apart from judging our trees will also be delivering a series of workshops for members... Read More


Statute Published

March 05, 2009

The club has just published its ststute which was approved at an extraordinary general meeting. To read our statute Click Here

Cascade Style

December 31, 2008

Mr. Claude Sciberras has recently given a lecture on the cascade style in Bonsai. the Powerpoint used during the lecture is available in the lectures section. To download and view the powerpoint please click here


BCG Goes to Palermo

June 2, 2008

Following the recent twinning between Malta and Modica, the President of the Bonsai Culture Group visited the Bonsai Exhibition in Palermo.
To view more pictures Click Here


Harruba - Carrob Tree

May 31, 2008

Mr. Joseph Cachia gave our members a lecture on how carrob trees can be used to create a Bonsai.
To view the presentation Click Here


Exhibition at Phoenicia

May 21, 2008

Recently the club organised an exhibition at the Phoenicia Hotel
To view more pictures Click Here


Bonsai Workshop Al Fresco

May 14, 2008

On Sunday 11th May one of our Members, Mr Joseph Farrugia offered his premises and feild to all members of the Bonsai Culture Group. The event took the form of a workshop and was extremely pleasent and good fun. Thank you Mr Farrugia.
To view more pictures Click Here


Malta-Modica Bonsai Twinning

April 30, 2008

Members of the Bonsai Culture Group Malta have recently visited the Modica Bonsai Exhibition. Malta exhibited two trees, last year's winner a pistaccia lentiscus and a gingko biloba. The exhibition was full of interesting material and there was loads to learn from our counterparts in Modica and from all around Sicily. The Bonsai Culture Group would like to thank the modica club for their hospitality and kindness and look forward to hosting their club members for our next exhibition in Malta. Special thanks go to Giuseppe Giurdanella for his constant help and support.
To read more Click Here


Casuarina - A Newcomer to Maltese Bonsai

April 29, 2008

Dr. Alfred Grech gave a lecture on the use of Casuarina as excellent material for bonsai in Malta. Click here to view the presentation.


Twin Trunk Theme

March 26, 2008

Claude Sciberras gave a lecture on the Twin Trunk (Sokan) and Twin Tree (Soju) Styles. Click here to view the presentation.