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