Mame Forsythia
Mame Forsythia

Forsythia are a stunning bonsai that are at their best this time of year due to the bright yellow flowers that signify the start of Spring. The flowers form before the leaves so you get the full advantage of being able to see the flowers without them being hidden underneath a full canopy of leaves. Forsythia are  Continue reading

Hinoki Cypress

This was our first visit to see the Bonsai trees on display at the Exposition de Bonsai in Neuville-Saint-Rémy in April this year and we were not disappointed. It was great to see Bonsai trees displayed that we had not seen displayed elsewhere and also to see such a good diversity of tree species, styles and sizes. The quality of the trees on display was excellent with a very high standard of presentation too.

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Myrtle demonstration
Demonstration by Olivier Barreau on a Yamadori Myrtle at the Exposition de Bonsai in France and translation into English by Nicolas Baleux

The Myrtle demonstration by Olivier Barreau was excellent and thank you again to Alain Hector the President of Zen Bonsai Club for organising the translation into English by Nicolas Baleux who was also an award winner at the Exposition de Bonsai for his Azalee Satsuki Juko. The focus of the demonstration by Olivier was Continue reading

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View of through the centre isle of the Exposition de Bonsai in Neuville-Saint-Rémy from their two day show on the 12th and 13th April 2014.
Exposition de Bonsai organised by the Zen Bonsai Club and held in Neuville-Saint-Rémy
Exposition de Bonsai organised by the Zen Bonsai Club and held in Neuville-Saint-Rémy

Here is an interesting article in a French newspaper following on from the Saturday of the Exposition de Bonsai which was a great success and an excellent Bonsai show to visit for the weekend. It is held every two years so book in for 2016 on your bonsai events calendar as an event to visit.

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This is one of the winning raffle prize bonsai trees from the Swindon Winter Image Show of 2013 a year on.
This is one of the winning raffle prize bonsai trees from the Swindon Winter Image Show of 2013 a year on.
Acer palmatum Kiyohime Winter Show 2013 Raffle Prize
Acer palmatum Kiyohime Winter Show 2013 Raffle Prize

It was won by one of our own Swindon Bonsai Club Members and he has been working hard to improve the crown shape and development through Continue reading