This year we will see probably the largest ever display of bonsai in New Zealand.

The whole of the 540m2 Central Court area at Hamilton Gardens is given over to the display.

The NZBA National Show will highlight some of the best bonsai from around the country with awards for the Best Bonsai in New Zealand, Best New Zealand Native Bonsai, Best Shohin Display and Best Tree and Pot combination.

The National Suiseki Competition will also highlight this fascinating artform.

Normally the rest of the display area would be taken up by the host club but this year the Hamilton Bonsai Club have invited both the Bay of Plenty Bonsai Society and the Rotorua Bonsai Club to join with them to put on joint displays showing off the best bonsai in the area.