What a great bonsai show, and for its first event Expo Bonsai UK certainly delivered a superb and successful show with just under 100 bonsai exhibits on display. Congratulations to everyone who was part of the show and look forward to the next one. Here are a few images from the day. Also present were a good range of bonsai traders and it was an opportunity to stock up on bonsai supplies and bonsai trees.
If you are looking to join Swindon Bonsai Club then here are the details for the cost of the annual subscription and what you get for being a member. It is a great hobby and by becoming a member this is a good way to share knowledge and information by being part of a bonsai club or society.
One trader who caught my eye and interest this weekend at the Lodder Bonsai open weekend was Lotus Bonsai Studio. Wow was my first impression to his stunning pots with such artistic flare and detail, they were wonderful. In addition he had some exquisite mame bonsai over rocks which has inspired me to have a go at creating some myself as well as making a purchase of a ready made one.
It was great to be able to go to the open weekend again this year at Lodder Bonsai in Harmelen, Netherlands, it is always a full and fun packed weekend with lots of bonsai people, trade stands, bonsai trees and so much more. Thank you to Gerrit Lodder and his team for their hospitality throughout our visit.
This is our second time coming to a Lodder open weekend, and the display this year was a combination of individual trees and a superb collection of shohin and mame
Swindon Club Members put on a great display of their bonsai trees at this years show with a good range of species and styles to be seen. Many of the club members have been growing and developing their bonsai trees over many years and some date back to the late 1960’s. Here are the photos from the show of their trees.