Best Large Deciduous Award for his Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) was presented to Dennis Henley of Swindon and District Bonsai Club by John Pitt our Show Sponsor

At our next Winter Show we will be using a panel of judges, similar to the system used at several recent bonsai events. It will be made up of professional and experienced amateurs, each judge will select three trees in each category. There is no need to select 1st, 2nd & 3rd, so the order is irrelevant. The results will then be aggregated and details displayed for all to see including the voting and any comments made.
 In the event of a tie between two or more, all the judging panel will be asked to vote again to select the winner.
 The winning trees/displays will be identified by name cards and the main Awards will be presented later in the show.

  • Best Club display
  • Best Shohin Tree, approx 20 cm from pot
  • Best Chuhin Tree, approx 45 cm from pot
  • Best Deciduous Tree
  • Best Conifer tree
  • Best Overall Display in show (Area within a backdrop, 
includes Tree/Pot/stand/scroll, accent depending on what used)
  • Best Tree/Pot combo awarded by Walsall Studio Ceramic
  • Best Accent awarded by Mendip Bonsai
  • ‘Arihato Award’ best small tree, awarded and judged by Kit Bowns