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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Puzzlewood is an awesome woodland attraction near the village of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. We took a day trip to visit the awe inspiring woods following a recommendation from a fellow bonsai enthusiast and were not disappointed.  

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At last the sun came out in Swindon and it got very warm in the afternoon, with not a cloud in the sky. This was just in time for the annual event at Queens Park, in the centre of Swindon; as part of ‘Love your Parks’ the Queens Park Committee hold a  family fun day. A small part of the show is a display of bonsai for the visitor to enjoy and discuss. The display allows newer members of the club to exhibit their trees, which is found to be less

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BBS Exhibition Flyer 2012

Sunday 19th August is the date set for the Bristol Bonsai Society annual members’show being held at Failand Village Hall, near Bristol on. Our very own Terry Adams will be representing Swindon and exhibiting a couple of trees.

Guest demonstrations by Simon Temblett and John Trott. Light refreshments and a small sales area will be available, Dan Barton informs me he will also be offering several of his pre-bonsai, some of which have been in training for over 20 years, for sale at sensible prices. A good chance to grab a bargain perhaps.

Held at Failand Village Hall, Oxhouse Lane, Failand, BS8 3TS

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English Elm

The Swindon ‘Winter Image’ Show will be here soon, and arrangements are being made for it.

The Grange Drive centre has been booked for Sunday the 24th February 2013.

In the past the Swindon club have invited individual bonsai exhibitors to display tree(s).

As the show has now become more popular, we are receiving many more requests than the space we have available.

To allow equal opportunity for individuals wishing to exhibit, we have decided to throw it open to everyone and are accepting applications for consideration starting now.

Closing date for applications  –  31st October 2012. When those successful will be notified.

Late applications may be considered for a reserve list.

We require the following details:-

  • Details of what species of tree will be displayed.
  • Tree dimensions.
  • Size of display area requested [either 3 foot or 6 foot] depending on the size of tree. [6’ back screens]
  • A photo of the tree.

The area will be clothed and have back screens.

Only stands, accents and tree(s) will be required on the day.

It is also necessary to have a name plate with details of the tree and pot, suitable to be displayed with the exhibit.

All applications to go to Paul Bowerbank [Chairman] via email

Further details on Tel. 07982 401103

The display area for individuals is limited so early replies required.