Thank you again Mark and MingChen Moreland and all those involved in organising and running the Heathrow Bonsai Show as this was yet another great bonsai show and fun event today. The range of bonsai trees on display was extensive and excellent, with some stunning autumn colour as well as some early winter images.
Clubs & Societies present at the show:
- Bedfordshire bonsai society
- Berkshire bonsai society
- British Suiseki
- Celtic knot bonsai
- Chiltern Bonsai Society
- Eastbourne & Wealden bonsai club
- Eastleigh bonsai society
- Mid Herts Bonsai club
- Middlesex bonsai society
- Newbury & District bonsai society
- Shiten bonsai society
- Solent bonsai society
- Splinter Group
- Surrey Heath Bonsai Society
- Sussex Bonsai Group plus Ray Ward tribute
- Sutton bonsai society
- Swindon & District Bonsai Society
- The Bonsai Group Enfield
- Wessex Bonsai Society
For more details on individual clubs review the bonsai clubs and societies map.
Traders present at the show:
- Fine Japanese Suiseki – David Sampson
- Ma-ke bonsai – Mark D’cruz
- UK Bonsai Tables – Adrian Long
- Suteki –Simon Haddon
- Pinecone Ceramics (Handmade Bonsai Posts from East Sussex)
- Kaizen Bonsai – Graham Potter
- Bespoke stands – Barry Walker
- MD Creations in Wood -Malcolm Driffield
- Chris Thomas
- Heathrow sales tables
- Bonsai Stands and Stuff by Graham Jenkins
For more details on where to buy bonsai visit the Good Bonsai Guide.
In addition to good opportunities to buy bonsai trees and sundries, there was also some good advice being provided during the demonstrations by Paul Finch in addition to general conversations throughout the day.
Just to round off the day the public vote was announced and the winning tree with the most public votes was the
- Cascade Boulevard cypress (C. pisifera ‘Boulevard’) by Kevin Brookes of Newbury & District Bonsai Society
- In 2nd place was an Acer owned by Malcolm Driffield of Wessex Bonsai Society and
- in 3rd place was a Juniper owned by Johnny Gires from Middlesex Bonsai Society, so well done to all.
Future posts for some of the individual bonsai trees that were on display trees will follow shortly including the photos of the bonsai trees that won the public vote.