Chris Guise raffle prize

Bonsai nibblers

Bonsai nibblers

Thank you to Chris Guise for donating these brilliant carving tools to the Swindon Show raffle. Chris for anyone who has yet to see it is the creator of the most exquisite Biblo Baggins bonsai house entitled Bag End Bonsai Trayscape. He is also a bonsai enthusiast from the local area in Maidenhead and is a mechanical engineer by trade.

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Terry talks USA

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Tonight Chairman Paul, along with Reg proposed their action plan for our upcoming show a week on Sunday. Terry Adams then took centre stage, sharing a few slides and his thoughts about his visits to the Japanese gardens of Brooklyn and San Francisco.

Erin Bonsai raffle prizes

Erin chunin sized pot

Erin Pots has kindly donated some fantastic pots for our upcoming Winter Show. A big thank you to Vic from Erin pots from all of us, Vic has annually donated pots for the raffle at the show and has demonstrated continued support. The pots are bonafide pieces of art, I thoroughly recommend having a look through Erin’s online catalogue.

Erin name size pot

January tree of the month

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1st place – AW, Zelkova

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2nd place – DM, Cotoneaster

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3rd place – MP, Japanese Maple

Tree of the month was one of the closest we have had, not just in terms of tree as most were shohin sized, but also in points awarded. 

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Noelanders XV

Noelanders Trophy 2014

Its the Noelanders Trophy next weekend, the 18th & 19th January, arguably the biggest biggest deal in the european bonsai calendar, we recommend you get there if you can.

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