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

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

Lodders donated winter show raffle prize 2017

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

Winter show tree raffle prize 2017

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