What a way to spend a day at the 3rd Expo Bonsai show in K2 in Crawley, the largest bonsai show to date this year in the UK. It was fabulous to see so many bonsai enthusiasts again in one place, catch up with friends as well as make new ones. The bonsai displays were superb, the attention to detail in presentation was excellent as was the stand of bonsai trees on display, some never before seen at a show either. It was great to have a wide range of styles, species and displays from mame, shohin, chuhin and bonsai sizes. 

For all those who wanted bonsai supplies, to buy bonsai trees and to see the range of products now available for bonsai then this was the show for you as there was an amazing array of bonsai traders present and their stands were buzzing all day which was great to see. 

A massive shout out also to all those involved in making the 3rd Expo show happen as without all your hard work there wouldn’t have been a show, it was an amazing effort and well worth it as the end result was a great success.

Here are the bonsai trees on display in a gallery and for details of the show winners, although everyone who entered should be proud of their achievements, please visit the UK Bonsai Association website for further details. It was a pleasure to visit today and spend time admiring these beautiful natural living trees in person and admire the hard work and skill that has gone into their development. 

Bonsai displays

General views of the show and Bonsai traders