My name is Dawid de Villiers and I have a passion for Bonsai. This came from my father and his trees in South Africa. I cannot remember a time when I did not have Bonsai around me. When we came to New Zealand, I had to start from scratch as we could not bring any plants in to the country.
I now have a sizable collection and it is expanding. The collection consists of all sizes and both evergreen and deciduous Bonsai. I am a member of the New Zealand Bonsai Association and the Bay of Plenty Bonsai Club. I used to serve as a member on the Executive Committee of the NZBA. My expertise is around education (PhD in Education) and therefore I am in my element when I can teach. This is done through being a National Demonstrator in New Zealand. This leads to opportunities to demonstrate and speak at all sorts of gatherings and venues. Just call if you think that I can be of assistance.
I have also recently started to dabble in Suiseki and one of my Suiseki was awarded the NZ Best in Show Suiseki (2019). This was for a NZ sourced stone.