Native Bonsai Acquisition Prize 2019

Native Bonsai Acquisition Prize 2019

Mel Brackstone has generously sponsored the $5000 Native Bonsai Acquisition Prize 2019 to commemorate her mother Lorna McNaughton. After Lorna's passing in May 2015, Mel was inspired to get back into the art of bonsai, specifically working with Australian native plants. The Native Bonsai Acquisition prize is to encourage and highlight the beauty of Australia native bonsai and to celebrate Lorna's passion for gardening and her love of plants.


Congratulations to Annalea Smith from Benalla, Victoria who has been awarded the 2019 Native Bonsai Acquisition Prize.

The winning bonsai, Agonis flexuosa, is native to south west Western Australia and will become a permanent exhibit at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.


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