This month was a photographic night and workshop and Reg Bolton kindly brought in his lights and Paul brought the back drop to enable the club members to photograph their bonsai trees. The evening was full of discussion and members shared views on how their trees have faired this year with such changeable weather conditions. Tree of the month was won by a stunning Korean Hornbeam (DH), in second place was a Cotoneaster over rock (SM) and in third place was a Deshojo maple (AW).



On Thursday the 27th Sept 2012, Reg Bolton and Paul Bowerbank will be on the radio, BBC Wiltshire are doing the 1200 – 1400 Graham Seaman show from Paul’s garden. They will be discussing bonsai trees and also the forth coming Winter Image show. For those out of the area, then if you want to listen you can do on line…… and if you miss it then they will do it on play back at

The poster says it all, a good show within the grounds of Capel Manor College, which has some lovely gardens and woodland to walk around.


Bonsai in Wales

It seemed well attended throughout the day at Bonsai in Wales this year, held in the Orangery within the beautiful gardens of Tredegar House, Newport. There was a good dose of Yew and Hawthorn on display and Kevin Wilson was demonstrating on a very large piece of yamadori.

Tonight we had a joint talk given by Reg Bolton and Bob Bailey on how to set up a good bonsai display and the do’s and dont’s around how to display bonsai trees.

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Salisbury Bonsai Best Tree In Show

Pictures taken at Salisbury Bonsai Society’s show at the Salisbury Auction Centre. Demonstrations with Peter Chan, John Trott and Manuel Gonzales. Additional traders included Brian Mackichan and Gordon Duffett. I’m pleased to announce Swindon took the best display in show title.

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