We are proud to announce The Federation of British Bonsai Socities won a gold medal this year at Chelsea. Congratulations to the team for this fantastic achievement.

Ancient trees

Have you seen an Ancient tree or veteran tree recently, well if not have a closer look at bonsai trees, as many of these are like miniature replicas of ancient and veteran trees in nature. If you are a fan of old trees then join in the Ancient tree hunt and help get these fantastic trees recorded. If you want to know where to find and visit ancient trees visit the woodland trust website for maps and more details and this is a great way to get inspiration for your bonsai too. You can also go on the Ancient tree forum for further guidance and advice on ancient trees and to get involved with protecting them as well. Here are a few pictures of bonsai trees and ancient trees to hopefully inspire you and get out into the countryside and meet them. Continue reading

For a conifer overload visit Swanborough Conifers in Woodborough near Pewsey. Mark Harvey runs specialist conifer tree nursery where you will be enraptured by the range of varieties of conifer available to buy which Mark has carefully grafted and grown on himself. The nursery is open on a Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm but it is advisable to phone before visiting and it is well worth a visit. Continue reading