Tokonoma Night

BB Tokonoma

BB: Japanese Holly, Waterfall scroll with Kingfisher bronze depicting a water based scene

We call it Tokonoma night but as Mr Bailey pointed out these are, quite rightly, three point displays. Three point display night sounds more like something one would do in a car park though so we’ll go with Tokonoma for now.

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Bonsai World 2013 Award Winners

Award winners from Bonsai World 2013 at K2 Crawley. Photos courtesy of Mark Cooper.

Wistman’s Woods

Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor, Devon

For any non-believers in magic, a trip to Whistman’s Woods in Dartmoor is well worth the journey. The majority of this copse comprises of twisted ancient oak trees on granite boulders, shrouded by carpets of mosses and protected from grazing animals. The trees themselves don’t grow any higher than six metres,

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Mark & Ritta talk Japan


Mark and Ritta Cooper presented a talk on Japan, Bonsai Shows and more specifically their passion, Shohin…in Japan. The talk was nicely varied, its subject appeals to both beginner and the advanced bonsai enthusiast. Topics included, favourite nurseries in Japan, shows, pots, displays, people, culture oh and even a bit about food. If you are planning a bonsai based trip to Japan, you would do well to catch this talk sometime.


Taxus cuspidata

After snow disrupting plans to visit Noelanders in January this year we held the Euro Tunnel booking and postponed it to a random date in May. Upon receipt of a reminder of this the week we searched around for any events in Europe and happened across the Sakura-Ten show

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