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    australian bonsai gallery john eastmentJohn started his bonsai journey, at an early age, in 1976.

    As a self-taught bonsai artist John has developed his knowledge of the cultivation and refinement of bonsai through a long study of art, philosophy and horticulture, turning his hobby of bonsai into a life long passion.

    John has had a selection of his bonsai on show at the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia, at the Canberra Arboretum, on a number of occasions.

    Observations in Japan, through an introduction to a number of Japanese bonsai masters, have been inspirational and instructive. These experiences have served to further John’s knowledge and have heightened the realisation that the elements of time and dedication are not only essential but go far beyond a single lifetime of achievement.

    John holds Workshops, Demonstrations and ‘Bonsai Tours’ at the Australian Bonsai Gallery in Dorrigo, NSW.

    Some of the Gallery Bonsai work can be seen HERE.

    A note from the artist: "I am eternally grateful to Vita & Dorothy Koreshoff for their generosity in sharing so much information in the very early years.  I would not have the collection I have now if I had not taken their advice so long ago.!.....  This is my primary motivation in sharing what I have learned."

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