Bonsai on the radio


On Thursday the 27th Sept 2012, Reg Bolton and Paul Bowerbank will be on the radio, BBC Wiltshire are doing the 1200 – 1400 Graham Seaman show from Paul’s garden. They will be discussing bonsai trees and also the forth coming Winter Image show. For those out of the area, then if you want to listen you can do on line…… and if you miss it then they will do it on play back at

Displaying bonsai trees

Tonight we had a joint talk given by Reg Bolton and Bob Bailey on how to set up a good bonsai display and the do’s and dont’s around how to display bonsai trees.

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Nature as inspiration

Puzzlewood is an awesome woodland attraction near the village of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. We took a day trip to visit the awe inspiring woods following a recommendation from a fellow bonsai enthusiast and were not disappointed.  

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Application for tree display @ the Swindon ‘Winter Image’ show 2013

English Elm

The Swindon ‘Winter Image’ Show will be here soon, and arrangements are being made for it.

The Grange Drive centre has been booked for Sunday the 24th February 2013.

In the past the Swindon club have invited individual bonsai exhibitors to display tree(s).

As the show has now become more popular, we are receiving many more requests than the space we have available.

To allow equal opportunity for individuals wishing to exhibit, we have decided to throw it open to everyone and are accepting applications for consideration starting now.

Closing date for applications  –  31st October 2012. When those successful will be notified.

Late applications may be considered for a reserve list.

We require the following details:-

  • Details of what species of tree will be displayed.
  • Tree dimensions.
  • Size of display area requested [either 3 foot or 6 foot] depending on the size of tree. [6’ back screens]
  • A photo of the tree.

The area will be clothed and have back screens.

Only stands, accents and tree(s) will be required on the day.

It is also necessary to have a name plate with details of the tree and pot, suitable to be displayed with the exhibit.

All applications to go to Paul Bowerbank [Chairman] via email

Further details on Tel. 07982 401103

The display area for individuals is limited so early replies required.