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Peter Warren

The National Bonsai Convention

4th - 6th November 2016
Auckland Botanic Gardens - Manukau

Hosted by

Auckland Bonsai Society

About Peter Warren

Peter Warren is an international renowned bonsai artist based in London who has spent six years training in the traditional manner as an apprentice to a Japanese bonsai master.

Since completing his studies Peter has travelled far and wide teaching and working with bonsai collectors and enthusiasts across the globe on a mission to bring the best of Japanese bonsai to the rest of the world, and his creations are exhibited at the highest level in Japan, the US and Europe.

In November 2013 he curated a novel contemporary bonsai exhibition, Natural Flux, held at the prestigious Brick Lane Gallery in London.

A published author and respected translator, Peter has been extensively featured in Bonsai Focus, Kinbon, Bonsai Sekkai and International Bonsai magazines as well as authoring a new book published by DK.

During his time in Japan, Peter featured regularly on the radio and television and is a well-known face in the Japanese bonsai community with strong links to all of the major artists.
More recently Peter was one of the judges at The Artisans Cup in the USA.

You can see more of Peter and his work at


The Programme

A full programme of events throughout the weekend including:

Friday 4th

Welcome Reception
Introduction to Peter Warren
Critique of exhibition trees by Peter Warren

Saturday 5th

Introduction to Peter Warren
Demonstration by Peter Warren
Demonstration by 3 of NZ's newest demonstrators
Convention Dinner & Awards

Sunday 6th

Demonstration by Peter Warren
Adriaan Engelbrecht - Grafting Ficus
Demonstration by 3 of NZ's newest demonstrators
Invitation to 2017 Convention

Monday 7th

4hr Workshop Sessions with Peter Warren - Your choice of Morning or Afternoon

Tuesday 8th

4hr Workshop Sessions with Peter Warren - Your choice of Morning or Afternoon


The Location

The conference is being held in the covered courtyards at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, Manukau.




There is limted accommodation in the immediate area of the gardens but there are a number of locations close by in Manukau. Manukau is about 2-3km away, and it could be a nice walk through Totara Park in the morning, or up Great South Road to the Gardens. Alternatively you could take a taxi from your hotel.

AirBnb might also have some rooms for rent near to the venue. Their web page is:


Getting to the Gardens

There are buses from Manukau bus depot at Southmall - Take the 466 Bus (yellow on the map) past the entrance of the gardens. Scroll to the end of this pdf for the map.


Booking Form and Competition Entry Forms

Conference Booking Form - PDF

Conference Booking Form - Excel Format

Photographic Award Entry Form

Suiseki Entry Form

Emerging Talent Entry Form


Contact Us

If you have any questions please email Kelly on