Beverley Van initiated bonsai beginners’ classes at the Avice Hill Centre, which led to the formation of the Avon Bonsai Society. She has been a committee member and President of the Society. She has delivered talks on bonsai in Christchurch and further afield. She has mounted individual bonsai displays and displays for the Christchurch Festival of Flowers, and has participated in and judged club displays. She produced a book on bonsai and currently runs a bonsai website. Mrs Van has also developed her skills as a potter and regularly produces high-quality ceramics for all styles of bonsai presentation.
Beverley Van, of Christchurch, QSM, for services to bonsai