It is used for fund-raising twice a year :

  1. Hero Garden Festival
  2. Trinity Garden Festival

Other times it is open by appointment for:

  • Bus Tours
  • Small Groups
  • Photo’s
  • Bonsai Enthusiest
  • and individuals or if you just want sit in tranquility.

Members of Team

Robert (Bob) Langholm:

I started Bonsai in 1963 & I am the one founder members of the Auckland Bonsai society. President for 20yrs & Honorary life member.

Other Achievements are: –

  • QSM – for services to Bonsai & local charities.
  • NZBA lifetime achievement award 2005 (Father of Bonsai)
  • Honorary Consultant to The Auckland Chinese Bonsai Society.
  • Life Member of The Auckland Japan Society.
  • Two achievement awards from Japan for fostering.
  • Inter racial communication thru Bonsai.
  • I did my training with:- Ben Suzuki (Los Angeles)i1975/6. Also with Melba Tucker (suiseki), John Naka, Kan Kohmia.
  • In 1981 with Saburo Kato (Japan) 1988/9 intermediate and advanced certificates with Dorothy Koreshoff.
  • Presented & Demonstrated Bonsai in Canada (Calgary, Lethbridge & Toronto) Australia and all over New Zealand.
  • I have judged in U.K & attended conferences all over the world.
  • I have 20 yrs agricultural experience and 26yrs horticultural Experiencing (Auckland City Parks Dept.)

I teach all styles and all levels of students at our Bonsaiville Study Group but my favorites are Raft, Driftwood and Literati.

Bonsaiville is cared for in Partnership with: – Simon Misdale


Simon Misdale:

I have 25years of experience in growing Bonsai & other plants? For the past 20years I have been with Rob at Bonsaiville. I am a first-rate teacher in Bonsai, Manufacturing / designer jeweller doing most of my own one off pieces in my workshop in the garden.