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
To celebrate our 40th Anniversary of Swindon and District Bonsai Society we will be running a series of posts focusing on our club members. We have asked them a series of questions and to start us off, this is Dennis Henley who has been doing bonsai as a hobby since 1990. Continue reading
Newbury and District Bonsai Society are once again displaying bonsai at the Swindon Winter Image Show on Sunday 26th February 2017. The Society has been displaying at this event for many years and we are very proud to support such an excellent show. We regularly attend other bonsai shows in the south (Wessex, Heathrow) as well as providing a display in the Newbury and District Agricultural show held in September each year. We have been awarded RHS large gold awards for the last two years displays with many gold awards prior to that. Continue reading
Here is the Commemorative pot designed and made by Andrew Pearson aka Andy of Stone Monkey in support of the British Legion. The pot will be at the Swindon Winter Image Show on Sunday 26th February 2017 and on display on the Swindon club sales table. Andy will have the raffle tickets for sale at our show and also various shows during the year that he is trading which you can buy for your chance to win this bonsai pot. Continue reading