Traders at our show

Thank you again to all the bonsai traders who came to this years Swindon Winter Image Show, it was a great day we thank you for all your support and look forward to seeing you again next year on Sunday 23rd February 2020.

·      Windybank

·      David Jones of Walsall Studio Ceramics

·      Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai

·      John Trott of Mendip Bonsai Studios

·      Chris Thomas

·      Corin Tomlinson Greenwood Bonsai Studio

·      Dan Butler of Wood & Clay

·      Tony Remington Studio

·      Dan Barton of Esoteric Pots

·      David Sampson of Fine Japanese Suiseki

·      Gordon Duffett

·      Simon Haddon of Suteki

·      Mark Kennerley of Green Dragon Bonsai

·      Graham Simpson of Dragonfly Bonsai pots

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Mark & Ritta Cooper at our show

Mark and Ritta’s Ezo Spruce on display at the 2019 Swindon Winter Image Show

Mark and Ritta have some stunning trees and this year they did not disappoint with the two main exhibition trees they displayed.

The first was a Mountain Maple (Acer palmatum) from Japan that they have owned for 5 years now since 2014. It was in a Tokoname Shuho pot and had the most magnificent ramification. This tree also won best chuhin in the main competition.

The second tree was an Ezo Spruce (Picea jezoensis) also originating from Japan in a Gyozan pot, which they have owned for 6 years now since 2012 and a superb tree, displayed in style.

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Mo Fagan at our show

Larch group displayed by Mo Fagan at the 2019 Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show

Mo presented a Japanese larch group (Larix  kaempferi) which was constructed in around 1990 and is in a John Pitt pot and has been in Mo’s ownership for 8 years.

Raffle prizes won with delight

Fabulous collection of raffle prizes

It is with thanks that I write this post to everyone who donated a raffle prize for our Swindon Winter Image Show 2019. Congratulations to everyone who won one of the 32 prizes and who bought raffle tickets. The prizes on offer were superb from bonsai trees to hand made bonsai pots, a group wire tree set, tools, sundries and so much more, thank you again.

Raffle prize donations from:

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Accents at our show

This year the accents followed a theme as spring has come early so many bulbs were in bloom so a very colourful display of accents on show. With over 60 accents throughout the exhibition you were spoilt for choice with selecting a winner and John Trott had the difficult task for this. He sponsors the accent award and was on hand to present the award to John Pitt for his gorgeous composition accent.

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Expo Bonsai UK 2019

Not long now before the next major bonsai show in the UK on Sunday 7th April. So hopefully you are ready for another bonsai extravaganza, and a great opportunity to admire some of the UK’s finest bonsai. There will be a wide range of bonsai traders at the event too so a great bonsai shopping experience as well. Check out their website for more details.

David Johnson at our show

Display by David Johnson at the 2019 Swindon Winter Image Show

David displayed an Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus antartica), which he has had from a cutting for 26 years in a Beryl Thorpe pot. He also displayed a Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii), that he obtained from a trader 16 years ago and it was in a Dan Barton pot.

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