Annual Big Bonsai Boot Sale in the Garden’s Car Park on Sunday 16th March 2014 from 8am to 12pm. Everything for the beginner and enthusiast. Run by the Friends of the National Bonsai Collection. Phone 01543 685600 to book space.
For anybody that wants to visit Lodder BV this is a very good opportunity for a great show and lots of bargains. This year the ‘Lodder’s open days’ will be the weekend of 8th and 9th of March. There will be many stands of Japanese arts and crafts, Sushi lovers will get their money’s worth. On Saturday there will also be performances from the Kung Fu Academy, traditionally they bring a spectacular dragon dance.
The following traders will attend: Continue reading
When you start the hobby of bonsai there are so many aesthetic elements to absorb as well as enjoy that it can appear quite daunting at first but do not be daunted, have some fun and enjoy the journey. Continue reading
Thank you to all who helped to put on the show from the visitors, exhibitors, traders, clubs and societies, raffle prize donators, Swindon Club members and the centre staff to name but a few.
Here are the displays from the visiting Bonsai Clubs and Societies including Swindon Club Members too. Continue reading
This one is new for 2014, I have not seen a Pyrus pyrifolia before which is commonly called ‘Nashi’ or the Asian Pear as well as Korean pear, Chinese pear, Japanese pear, Apple pear and Sand pear. The flowers are a symbol of early spring and the tree is commonly found across Asia. The fruits are edible and used for jam making, juices as well as consumed raw. Continue reading
We invite you to come along to our show this Sunday on the 23rd of February 2014 at the Stratton Community Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY. It is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm with a £5 entrance fee. The show will include Bonsai exhibitions by our own Club Members, well known bonsai artists and visiting Bonsai clubs and societies in addition to:-