Brisbane’s New Bonsai House’s Link to Kobe

The Dedication Ceremony of the new Bonsai House at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha took place on 22 November.

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner was joined by Mr GOMAKUBO Junji Consul-General of Japan, Brisbane to formally acknowledge completion of the Bonsai House, the contribution made by the community, and dedicate the facility to the people of Brisbane.

The Dedication Ceremony was particularly significant for the Brisbane Kobe Sister-City relationship, as the redevelopment of the Bonsai House also commemorated the 35th anniversary of this, Brisbane’s oldest Sister-City relationship.

The Lord Mayor acknowledged and commemorated the 35th anniversary of the Brisbane Kobe Sister-City relationship in a Motion of Appreciation at the Brisbane City Council Meeting on 3 November 2020 and the dedication ceremony marked the formal completion of the project.

The development of the new Bonsai House means that Brisbane now holds the largest public collection of bonsai in Australia.

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