Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show

Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show

19Feb23 Sun (Confirmed)
Swindon Bonsai Society Winter Image Show 
​Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN3 4JY.
Adm: £5 (Cash). Times: 1000-1600.hrs.
Cafe refreshments card payment only.
Contact: Paul Bowerbank 07982.401103
Email: paul1561@virginmedia.com

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English Elm, Ulmus procera

Twickenham Bonsai Club hosted their annual show today at Twickenham School, it was a great event with some beautiful bonsai trees on display from their club members, and everyone was welcoming and very friendly and there was a lively vibe and atmosphere. It is true that being part of a bonsai club is the best way to learn and this young club has a real passion for bonsai. They set about sharing their knowledge and bonsai trees with everyone and this was evident in a very good quality show. Well done to all those who helped behind the scenes and took part in the show and displayed their bonsai trees for us all to see and admire.

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The main kitchens at the Grange centre are no longer in operation, plus they no longer employ a chef. The larger and re furbished cafe area has drinks and light refreshments………

 lots of crisps, snacks and the hot food range will be 

Ham and cheese croissants

Pizza cones

Ham and cheese toasties

Cheese and mushroom toasties

Bacon rolls

There are also a number of public houses near to the venue.

Unlike me, don’t forget to re pot some trees every year. This Forsythia got forgotten last year and even though it is small needs re potting every year as the roots are so active. It had pushed itself up in the pot by about 1/2 an inch. As we head into February now is the time to make that list of what needs re potting and what can be left another year. Also a chance to change the pot……. that’s if you can remember where you have put that new pot for a special tree??? Or maybe record the size of pot you need, and a great chance to find one is at our ‘Winter Image ‘ show on the 19th Feb 2023.

If you wanted to see a collection of some of the smaller bonsai trees, then today at the UKBA 3rd Bonsai Auction was your chance. There was a stunning collection of miniature bonsai including some beautiful stones and landscape plantings too from various members of the bonsai community. Take a look at the gallery below to see some of them in more detail as they are exquisite.

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Today was a great opportunity to buy a bonsai at the 3rd UKBA Bonsai Auction held at Sandhurst School in Berkshire. The event was well attended with many of the bonsai community present and ready to buy bonsai trees and pots. In the first post are the photos from some of the trees and items on sale in the auction and there will be a follow-up post of the bonsai tree displays and suiseki displays.

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A date for your diary is the 22nd of January for the UKBA Bonsai Auction at Sandhurst School, Owlsmoor Road, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0SD.

Come along for the auction as well as a Suisek, Saikei and Mame Show. Admission is £3 cash and children under 16 accompanied are free.

The show and doors open at 10 am and the auction starts at 11 am and closes at 4 pm.

The auction is strictly cash only and there are no bonsai traders at this event. The parking is free and tea and coffee will be available.

For any queries contact Mark Moreland at ukbaauction@gmail.com or on 07850 771201.

If you still want to submit items for the auction then visit the UKBA Auction website for more details, the closing date is the 15th of January.