Maidenhair tree
Maidenhair tree

Spring is in full flow, albeit some frosts in some areas with still fairly cold nights but hopefully all your bonsai trees have come through the winter and are coping with the cold nights here in the UK. Here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in May but for individual species check out some of the other species-specific posts. Continue reading


There is a lot of work behind the scenes prior to the first day of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one key element is setting up the trees on the display once the stand is constructed. It is a very large display area and requires some substantial bonsai trees to show case the art of bonsai as well as a carefully selected set of trees that present a harmonious presentation that work well together. Continue reading

Congratulations to Reg and the team on their gold medal win at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It’s great to see all the hard work has paid off.



The build up to Chelsea is months of preparation with making the stand and all the elements of the display followed then by a very busy three days building the display up at Chelsea. Reg Bolton of Swindon and District Bonsai Society and his team of supporters aid with this process and here are some of the images of the build provided by Graham Stubbs. Continue reading