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Swindon Winter Show 2019 summary

This year’s show was another success with over 400 visitors and over 100 bonsai trees on display as individual exhibits or part of a club display or shohin or mame display. The show also had a wide range of traders and purchases of bonsai and associated sundries seem to be selling well on the day.

Set up for our Show

This year was amazing, the club members and volunteers who helped out on the Saturday for the set up did a great job and everything was in place well before 8pm. 

Awards at our Winter Show

Here is the list of Awards that will be given out at our Winter Image Show this year on Sunday 24th February, we hope to see you there. Best Overall Display in show Best Deciduous tree  Best Evergreen tree Best Chuhin tree, approx 45 cm from soil Best Shohin display, approx 20 cm from soil… Read more »

Clubs & Societies at our Winter Show

This year we have 10 visiting bonsai clubs and societies to our Winter Image Show on Sunday 24th February. If you are interested in the art or hobby of bonsai then come along and meet some of the clubs as there is bound to be one near you if you want to join one. Bristol… Read more »

Elm bonsai tree project 2017

Back in March 2017 we decided as a club to purchase a number of small Chinese Elms in order that anyone wanting to join in could have one of the small trees and see what they could do with it as a project. We all started with the same species, size and rough style of… Read more »

Dave Ashford’s bonsai dreams

Dave has been a Swindon Club member for around 4 years and was new to the hobby of bonsai at that time. It was his grandson who wanted to learn originally but after 6 months left but Dave continued in the hobby.

Dereks route to bonsai perfection

Derek started the hobby of bonsai in 2006 so has 11 years of practical experience with trees and plants as bonsai. He also does cacti and succulents as a hobby too and he finds that the two hobbies compliment one another. He is also the Chairman of the Wiltshire Branch of the British Cactus and… Read more »