Thank you everyone for coming to the 2017 Swindon Winter Image Show, it was a great day with so many wonderful bonsai exhibits to spend time discussing, viewing and admiring. At one point during the show it was standing room only and hopefully everyone who came to the show went away with good memories of the day. From everyone at Swindon and District Bonsai Club thank you again and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Here are a few images from the day of the show. Continue reading
It was with great pleasure that Paul Bowerbank was able to present Reg Bolton with the 40th Anniversary Award of Swindon and District Bonsai Society. Reg was one of the founder members of Swindon Bonsai Club back in 1977 from its creation and it is great to see the results of over 50 years of his passion for bonsai with his amazing bonsai trees that were on display at the Swindon Winter Image Show this year again. Continue reading
Congratulations to Splinter Group for winning the Best Club display at the Swindon Winter Image Show this year. One of my favourite elements of the display is the hand made metal stand with the cutest tiny Mame tree on it, which is delightful.
A successful days trading was had by all of the bonsai traders at the show and there were some great bargains to be had too. It was great to have such a wide selection of bonsai traders selling everything from bonsai trees to pots to tool and bronzes. Continue reading
Wow, there were some brilliant and also innovative bonsai displays to see at the show this year by the visiting Bonsai Clubs and Societies. Here are a few images of the overall displays for you to see from Bristol, Ashfield, Phoenix, Tees Valley, Splinter Group, Newbury, Dragon, Warminster, Solent, Surrey Heath and Berkshire Bonsai. Continue reading
It is with great pleasure that I can introduce Mark Kerry to Swindon Bonsai Club. He has been a member of the club now for over a year but had extensive bonsai experience, before joining Swindon. He will be displaying some of his favourite trees that he has worked on at Swindon on the 26th February 2017 at our Winter Image Bonsai Show. Here is a short profile of Mark, about how he got into the hobby and who and what have influenced him, developing the hobby further. Continue reading
Thank you again to Gerrit Lodder of Lodder Bonsai bv and Hoka-en Bonsai Studio for their fabulous raffle prize donation for our Swindon Winter Image Show 2017 on Sunday February 26th from 10.30am to 4.00pm at Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY.
For your chance to win these great prizes and many more come along to our show and also see some stunning bonsai trees on display and possibly start the very addictive hobby yourself! The raffle tickets are available on the door and throughout the day and the draw will be at 2.30pm after the awards. Continue reading
The Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show is being held on Sunday 26th February 2017 at the Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY from 10.30am.
We hold a raffle every year which includes many donated items from supporters of the show and we are very grateful for this.
In addition we buy some additional prizes for the raffle and this year we have six bonsai trees. These include a Trident maple over rock, a Japanese Apricot, a Chinese Juniper, a Japanese Larch, a Dawn Redwood, a Dwarf Jade Plant and an Ophiopogon accent. Plus three accent pots and two soils to all add to the raffle which now has over 20 prizes.
So for your chance to win one of these and any many more fabulous prizes, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets on the door or throughout the day at the show. The raffle will be drawn at 2.30pm. Prizes to be claimed at this time, so make sure you are ready, available and have your tickets to hand. Hopefully you will be a winner. Continue reading