Terry talks USA

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


1st place – AW, Zelkova


2nd place – DM, Cotoneaster


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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Confirmed for our Winter Show


  • John Pitt
  • Ian Stewardson
  • Tony Tickle
  • Graham Simpson
  • Simon Temblett
  • Martin Shepherd
  • Dave Jackson
  • Steve Tolley
  • Paul Eslinger


  • Classical Bonsai Circle
  • Artistic Bonsai
  • Ashfield
  • Dragon
  • Newbury
  • New Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • Solent
  • Splinter Group
  • Warminster
  • Wirral
  • Wessex
  • South Staffs
  • Sussex
  • Shohin Association


  • John Pitt
  • Windybank
  • Dave Jones
  • Dai-ichi
  • Paul Goff
  • Chris Thomas
  • John Trott
  • Dan Barton
  • David Sampson
  • Adrian Long

Further details can be found our Winter Show page

Wiring workshop


Wiring was the theme for this months workshop for our members. Some like it, some loath it. The process can be fiddly and time consuming but learning to do it well can help bring a better structure and a precisely defined look to your trees.

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