Best Deciduous tree awarded to Mark and Ritta Cooper for their Trident Maple in 2018

This year there will be a superb collection of bonsai trees on display at our Swindon Winter Image Show on Sunday 24th February. The show is being held at the Grange Leisure Centre , Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY. For more details contact Chairman Paul on 07982 401103. The doors open at 10am following the judging and is an all day event finishing at 4pm.

View within the main hall in the Grange Leisure Centre

Invited guests

  • Mark Cooper
  • John Pitt
  • Steve McKee
  • Bill Baker
  • Martin Shepherd
  • Chris Thomas
  • Jerry Wheeler
  • Mo Fagan
  • Adrian Taylor
  • David Johnson
  • Ian Stewardson
  • Tracy Morton
  • John Armitage
  • Gordon Duffett
Reg + Terry
Reg and Terry take a moment

Swindon Club members displaying

  • Reginald Bolton
  • Terry Adams
  • Mark Kerry
  • Tony Oswin
  • Clive Harber
  • Dennis Henly
  • Clive Knight
  • Alan Redford
  • Michael Partridge
Shohin displays

Shohin displays

  • John Armitage
  • Andy Jordan
  • Mark Cooper
  • Andy Hardman
  • Graham Walker
  • Stewart Beresford
  • Beryl Thorpe
  • Sally May
  • John Brocklehurst
Mame displays

Mame displays

  • Kit Bowns
  • Ritta Cooper
  • Gary Careford
  • Les Storey
  • Michael Partidge
  • Simon Haddon
  • Robert Stewart

Not long now, only a few days to go and we look forward to seeing you all at the show.

Thank you Erin Bonsai ever so much again for supporting Swindon Winter Image Show this Sunday on the 24th February with the raffle prize donation of yet again two stunning pots, both of which you can win if you buy your raffle tickets on Sunday at our show.

1st raffle Erin pot

2nd raffle Erin pot

Erin pots are unique and make a stunning pot for any bonsai tree or accent to be planted in. Check out their Facebook page to see more of their work or visit their website at Erin Bonsai.

Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai

This year the list of traders attending our Winter Image Show on Sunday 24th February is as follows

Windybank Bonsai
Dave Jones of Walsall Studio ceramics
John Trott of Mendip Bonsai Studios
Mark Kennerley Wire trees
Simon Haddon of Suteki
David Sampson of Fine Japanese Suiseki
Andy Pearson of Stone Monkey
Tony Remington
Graham Simpson of Dragonfly bonsai pots
Grant Kinnaird
Swindon Club Sales
Chris Thomas
Dan Butler Bonsai pots
Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai
Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai
Gordon Duffett Bonsai pots
Dan Barton of Esoteric pots

Malcolm Antony Comley will be missed by all his friends in the bonsai community and especially by Swindon Bonsai Club Members. The loss of Malcolm will be felt by all but he will not be forgotten as the fun loving person with a passion for bonsai trees.

Here is a link to the announcement in the Swindon Advertiser for more details.

Raffle prizes from 2017

It is less than a week to go now before the Swindon Winter Image Show 2019 and your chance to win a superb prize in our raffle on Sunday 24th February. Raffle tickets are being sold on the day for a £1.00 per ticket and there are over 20 prizes to be won so don’t forget to buy yours at the door or throughout the day. Check out the images below of some of the raffle prizes which will include 12 trees of a wide range of species.

Our show opening hours are 10.00am – 4.00pm and it’s still only £5 entry on the door.

The address for the show isGrange Leisure CentreGrange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY. For more details visit our winter show page or contact Chairman Paul on 07982 401103

The awards for the trees in the competition will be at 14.00 closely followed by the raffle at 14.30pm so have your tickets ready.

Thank you to everyone who has donated raffle prizes again and good luck on Sunday.

The Winter Image Exhibition hosted by Swindon Bonsai Society is one of the highlights in our calendar year.  It is the culmination of weeks of work making pots specially for this event.  This year we will bring fewer accent pots and instead increase the number of bonsai pots.  Each of these pots will be unique and a wide range of sizes will be available from tiny to very large with a wide selection of shapes, colours and textures.  We look forward to meeting you all again on the 24th February 2019. As ever,  Dan and Cecilia

Branch splitters
Branch splitters

Gerrit Lodder has kindly supplied prizes for the raffle at our annual show next weekend. They have supported our endeavours for a number of years now and have provided some great prizes, so turn up and buy a ticket. Then you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes.

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Auction in full swing

Todays auction was a great way to start your bonsai year, and it did not disappoint. With over 100 bonsai items in the auction there was plenty to bid on. It was well attended with many bonsai enthusiasts from far and wide across the UK who were there to buy and sell bonsai.

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