What a great bonsai show, and for its first event Expo Bonsai UK certainly delivered a superb and successful show with just under 100 bonsai exhibits on display. Congratulations to everyone who was part of the show and look forward to the next one. Here are a few images from the day. Also present were a good range of bonsai traders and it was an opportunity to stock up on bonsai supplies and bonsai trees.
If you are looking to join Swindon Bonsai Club then here are the details for the cost of the annual subscription and what you get for being a member. It is a great hobby and by becoming a member this is a good way to share knowledge and information by being part of a bonsai club or society.
One trader who caught my eye and interest this weekend at the Lodder Bonsai open weekend was Lotus Bonsai Studio. Wow was my first impression to his stunning pots with such artistic flare and detail, they were wonderful. In addition he had some exquisite mame bonsai over rocks which has inspired me to have a go at creating some myself as well as making a purchase of a ready made one.
It was great to be able to go to the open weekend again this year at Lodder Bonsai in Harmelen, Netherlands, it is always a full and fun packed weekend with lots of bonsai people, trade stands, bonsai trees and so much more. Thank you to Gerrit Lodder and his team for their hospitality throughout our visit.
Swindon Club Members put on a great display of their bonsai trees at this years show with a good range of species and styles to be seen. Many of the club members have been growing and developing their bonsai trees over many years and some date back to the late 1960’s. Here are the photos from the show of their trees.
This year we were pleased to also have a great collection of small trees on a range of shohin and mame displays at our show. The detail of some of these tiny bonsai trees is exquisite and they also have the cute factor. Below are the photos from each of the trees on the displays for your enjoyment. Thank you to everyone who set up a shohin and mame display as the time required to plan and then prepare these displays is often extensive as well as the day to day maintenance and care.
Thank you to all the individual exhibitors at our Swindon Winter Image show this year, again stunning trees, beautifully presented and great to admire all day. We had exhibitors from all over the UK including Michel Brohet who travelled all the way from Belgium to exhibit his Pinus sylvestris in a Bryan Albright pot. Below are a collection of images of the individual trees on display.