A huge thank you again to Andy Pearson of Stone Monkey Ceramics for his donation of one of his stunning pots as a raffle prize for the Swindon Winter Image Show on Sunday 25th February. Raffle tickets will be available on sale at the door as well as throughout the day so don’t forget to buy yours and there will also be many more prizes to win, so hope you are lucky.

I will be at Swindon Winter image show with my 2018 collection of wire trees on Sunday 25th February. These wire trees are all handmade in Wales, each one is unique in its own small way and they come in a variety of sizes and styles. For more details or to reserve a tree email mark@greendragonbonsai.co.uk

Looking forward to the show and thank you to Mark Kennerley for being one of our traders at this years Swindon Winter Image Bonsai show.

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Deciduous Prize Winner

Deciduous Prize Winner

February 2018

Noelanders Trophy XIX. International Bonsai Show

Saturday and Sunday February 3rd – 4th
Limburghal, Genk, Belgium
Demos. Kunio Kobayashi,(Japan). Bjorn Bjorholm, (USA). Milan Karpisek, (CZ). Giacomo Pappalardo, (IT)
www.bonsaiassociation.be
E-mail: secretaris@bonsaiassociation.be

Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show

Sunday February 25th
Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4NJ
Doors open to public on Sunday from 10.30am – 4.00pm
£5.00 entry and get your raffle tickets on the door too
Contact Paul Bowerbank 07982 401103
E-mail: contact@swindon-bonsai.co.uk
www.swindon-bonsai.co.uk
11 Clubs/Societies exhibiting ,alongside 16 Traders & over 16 invited guests

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Graham working on White Pine

Graham is our Club Treasurer at Swindon Bonsai Club and has been doing bonsai as a hobby since around 2000, so for 17 years now. His first ever bonsai was a Beech tree but sadly it is now deceased. His favorite tree species is the Acer and he enjoys working on Elms as he finds them rewarding to prune.

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Akamatsu display at Europa 2015

The Akamatsu School of Bonsai was first established in about 2002 as a way of Rob Atkinson teaching and running workshops. In the early days we met monthly on a Sunday to work on our trees, in the hayloft above the old cow byers at Eden Hill Farm, near Beamish in Co Durham. This was made possible by the owner being a member of the group!!

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Best Chuhin

Best Chuhin, Steve McKee in 2015

Steve Mckee is a well known bonsai enthusiast and he got into bonsai after seeing them at a local show around 35 years ago. From then on he got the first edition of the British bonsai magazine and bought Peter Chans book. He then went to a Peter Adams workshop, and from this he became hugely influenced by Peter, and still finds he has an influence on his styling and thoughts even today. Steve’s bonsai collection is a mixture of imported and yamadori and he has some exceptional and award winning bonsai trees.

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