If you are wanting to see bonsai this year, then have a look through the list of shows and events this year for the UK where you will see some stunning bonsai on display of all styles, shapes and sizes. There will also be opportunities at most of the events to buy bonsai and bonsai supplies as well as meet bonsai enthusiasts and discuss ideas and answer any queries you may have. The first show in the UK is the Swindon Winter Image Show so we look forward to hopefully seeing you there.

Swindon Winter Show 2016 poster

Sunday 28th February – Swindon Winter Image Show

@ Stratton Community Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY

Admission £5

10.30am until 4.00pm

Contact Paul Bowerbank on 07982 401 103



Sunday 13th March -‘Bonsai Boot Sale’

@Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midland B15 3TR

Plus a range of Bonsai demonstrations by Midland Bonsai Society

17th April, 15th May, 5th June, 19th June, 17th July, 14th August, 18th September


Capel Manor Bonsai

Sunday 27th March –North London Bonsai Group Spring Show

@Capel Manor, Enfield, Middlesxe, EN1 4RQ

Admission £6.50

10am until 4pm

Contact Bob Mcgregor on 07903 710509


British Shohin Association

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April – Spirit of Shohin

@RHS Gardens, Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB (Junction 10 of M25)

Contact Andy Jordan 07958 372101






Sunday 10th April 2016 –The Bonsai Traders Association Spring Show

@Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry

Admission Free

For more information contact Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai Studio on 0115 9205757

E-mail office@bonsai.co.uk



Saturday 23th & Sunday 24th April – North Devon Bonsai Society Show

@RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH

Admission £9.85/4.95

Open from 10.00am until 6pm

Contact: Roy Hutchinson 01398 341440



Sunday 24th April – South Staffordshire Bonsai Show

@Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midland B15 3TR

Open from 10.30 until 4.00pm


Wessex Show 2012

Sunday 1st May – Wessex Bonsai Show

@Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Kinson, Bournemouth. BH10 7LH

Admission £3.50

Open from 10.30am until 5pm

Contact: Brian Evans 07763 338101


Surrey Heath Bonsai

Sunday 8th May – Surrey Heath Bonsai Show

@Lord Pirbright Hall, The Green, Pirbright, Surrey. GU24 0JE

Admission £2/£1

Open from 10.00am until 4pm

Contact: Chris Rhodes 01276 20893

E-mail: rhodes163@googlemail.com


 Middlesex Bonsai

Sunday 15th May – Middlesex Bonsai Show

@Woodford Hall, Poplars Close, Ruislip, Middlesex.HA4 7BU

Admission £1

Open from 10.30am until 4pm

Contact: Roger Gibbs 07542.594557

E-mail: roger.gibbs@talktalk.net



Sunday 22nd May – Eastbourne & Wealden Bonsai Show

@Herstmonceux Village Hall, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4JX

Open from 10am – 4pm

Admission £2.50.

Contact: Brian Dale 01323 731369.

Demonstration throughout the day by: Graham Potter.

Also: Chinese Painting, Trade Stands, Beginners Advice, Refreshments, plus lots more.


 Chiltern Bonsai Society display

Sunday 22nd May –Chiltern Bonsai Show

@Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. SL7 1DD

Admission £2

Open from 10.00am until 4.00pm

Contact: Amnon Paldi 07801 183316


FOBBS at Chelsea 2011

Tuesday 24th until Saturday 28th May- Chelsea Flower Show

@Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

Mid Herts Bonsai Club

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June – Mid-Herts Bonsai Club Show

@Kingsbury Barn, Branch Road, St Albans.

Admission Free

Open from 10.00am until 5pm

Contact: Geoff Conybeare 07528 614826


 Exeter Bonsai Society Exmouth Show 2011

Sunday 12th June – Exeter Bonsai Club Show

@The Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 2AZ

Open from 10.00am until 4.30pm

Contact: Brian Mackichan 01392 437525

E-mail: brian-mackichan@mypostoffice.co.uk



Sunday 12th June – Bonsai with Love Bonsai Show

@Failand Village Hall,  Oxhouse Lane, Failand, BS8 3TS

Admission Free

Open from 10.00am until 4.30pm

Contact: Dan Barton 01275 393010

E-mail: dantheman.barton@virgin.net


Thursday 16th through to Sunday 19th June – Gardeners World Show

@NEC, Birmingham

Capel Manor Bonsai Show traders

Sunday 26th June – Bonsai Traders Association

Capel Manor, Enfield, Middlesex. EN1 4RQ.

Admission £5.50

Open from 10.00am until 4.00pm

Contact: Ken Lever      020 86698847

E-mail: info@windybankbonsai.co.uk



 Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June – Bedfordshire Bonsai Society Show

@Poplars Garden Centre, Harlington Road, Bedfordshire. LU5 6HE

Admission FREE

Contact: John Trinder 07860 682161

E-mail: bedsbonsai@hotmail.co.uk



Tuesday 28th until Sunday 3rd July- RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

@Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey


Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July – Chichester Bonsai Club Show

@Manor Nursery, Pagham Road, Runcron, Chichester. PO20 1LJ

Admission Free

Open from 10.00-1700 & 10.00-1500.hrs

Contact: Frank Weaver 01243 586195

E-mail: frankweaver@hotmail.co.uk



Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July- Ipswich Bonsai Society Show

@By Pass Nurseries, Capel St Mary, Ipswidh, Suffolk, IP9 2JR

Admission Free

Open from 1000-1600 & 1000-1500.hrs

Contact: Gil Milbourne 01473 742880

E-mail: gill.teddyworldgmail.com

Bristol Bonsai Show 2011

Sunday 21st August – Bristol Bonsai Society Show

@Failand Village Hall,  Oxhouse Lane, Failand, BS8 3TS

Admission £4/£2

Open from 10.00am until 4pm

Contact: Mac Sleet 07799 376773

E-mail: macsleet@hotmail.co.uk



Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September –Greenwood Bonsai Bash Show

@Ollerton, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PR.

Entry: FREE

Contact: Corin Tomlinson 0115 9205757


Bonsai in the park

Sunday 11th September Bonsai in the Park hosted by South Devon Bonsai Society

@Lupton House, (Grade II listed), near Brixham, Devon TQ5 0LD
10.00 am till 4.30 pm

Exhibition, society displays, trade stands.
Further information: sdevon.bonsai@virgin.net or see our Facebook Society or ‘Bonsai in the Park’ event page

St Albans Bonsai Car Boot Sale

Sunday 18th September – Bonsai Car Boot Sale

@Hertfordshire Garden Centre, Redding Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire. AL3 7PS

Admission FREE

Open from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Contact: Ben Classey 01582 792255

E-mail: info@hertfordshiregardencentre.co.uk


Sunday 16th October – Bonsai Traders Association

@Elsecar Hertiage Centre, Barnsley, Yorkshire.

Open from 10.00am until 4.00pm

Contact: Corin Tomlinson 0115 9205757

E-mail: office&bonsai.co.uk



Sunday 23rd October 2016   Heathrow Bonsai Show

@William Byrd School, Victoria Lane, Harlington, Middlesex. UB3 5EW

Open from 10.00am until 4pm

Contact: mark Moreland 07850 771201