Bonsai is defined as the art of growing miniature trees in trays.
The Bonsai House is located next to the Japanese Garden. It displays about 100 plants including figs, conifers, camellias, azaleas and maples. Some specimens are more than 80 years old.
The Bonsai House is open:
- weekdays from 10am to midday, and 1pm to 3pm
- weekends and public holidays from 10am to 3pm
The Bonsai House is made from rammed earth walls. The walls are made with soil from the original site to ensure that it blends into the gardens' environment.
Rammed earth construction uses a mixture of decomposed soil, clay and cement mixed to a consistency equal to or stronger than conventional brick walls. This mixture is then rammed to form solid walls.
Entry to the Bonsai House is free.
View the Bonsai House photo gallery as a slideshow, or view photos individually in the Bonsai House set in Counci's Flickr account.