SEPTEMBER Update from the Organisers
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.
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.
At our last club meeting Reg Bolton shared a few slides of our club’s exhibits since its inception – you can find these details about our history here. These photos reveal the initial, more experimental displays in the Swindon club’s development.
1st place DH with a Maple
2nd place AW with Gingko
3rd place SM with Hornbeam
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.
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.
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