While there is a meticulous kind of discipline in growing a tree and creating an art piece, an array of disciplines is harnessed when growing and designing a bonsai and penjing.
Not all people can create and nurture a bonsai, just like how impossible it is that every single person is gifted in art. Comparing it to various art forms, this is perhaps one of the most intricate kinds of art ever produced. This is why Canberra is devoted to showcasing selected Australian bonsais for the entire world to see.
Bonsai and penjing display in NBPCA range from the blushing Japanese Maples and the dramatically barren Ulmus Procera to the ideal Melaleuca and the shy old Acacia Hawittii. The Seiju Elm manifests the tree of life while the bubbly Allocasuarina Torulasa welcomes any guest with a warm embrace. Each miniature tree shouts its distinctive characteristic perhaps uprooted from a nice story of their growth.
For the artists, although creating an art out of a miniature tree can be tough, the overwhelming bliss stirred by every bonsai and penjing pays off.