What started out 15 years ago as a new venue for Exeter bonsai societies annual show, The Pavilion on Exmouth seafront now sees societies, traders and enthusiasts from all over the South West descend on the 2nd Sunday of June each year for Bonsai South West.

In addition to our regular visitors, we also manage to encourage people in from a busy promenade, this year helped by the use of several large advertising flags outside the venue, very kindly lent to us by Mark & Ming from the  British Suiseki society.

This year we had 8 club displays, as well as a display from the British Suiseki society, in addition there were 6 different traders offering their wares.

We don’t hold competitions for best displays or best trees, but a regular well attended event is a walk round and general discussion of the exhibits led by Chris Thomas.

Our thanks go to all who helped make the day such a success, and after a good break, we’ll be ready to do it all again next year! (10th.June 2018).

Show report courtesy of Brian MacKichan.