Posts Tagged: Hobby

Our Winter Image Show 2018 update

Hope to see you shortly at our Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show 2018 on Sunday 25th February 2018 at the Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4JY. The show opens from 10.30am and raffle tickets can be bought on the door or throughout the day and the raffle draw is… Read more »

Aka Matsu School of Bonsai

The Akamatsu School of Bonsai was first established in about 2002 as a way of Rob Atkinson teaching and running workshops. In the early days we met monthly on a Sunday to work on our trees, in the hayloft above the old cow byers at Eden Hill Farm, near Beamish in Co Durham. This was… Read more »

Steve Mckee’s bonsai safari

Best Chuhin, Steve McKee in 2015 Steve Mckee is a well known bonsai enthusiast and he got into bonsai after seeing them at a local show around 35 years ago. From then on he got the first edition of the British bonsai magazine and bought Peter Chans book. He then went to a Peter Adams workshop, and… Read more »

Terrys tremendous bonsai journey

Terry Adams started the hobby of bonsai in 1986 so has been doing bonsai for 31 years. His first ever bonsai tree was collected native seedlings.

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.

Bonsai odyssey with Kit

Kit started bonsai as a hobby in 2012 and this was the same year he joined Swindon Bonsai Club. His first ever bonsai was a Cherry tree and his favorite tree is the Japanese Apricot the Prunus mume, while his least favourite tree species is Ash.

Chairman Paul and his bonsai exploits

Paul is the Chairman of Swindon Bonsai Club and has been doing bonsai since the early 1990s so has over 26 years experience with keeping, growing and maintaining bonsai trees. His first ever bonsai tree was a Siberian Elm which was given to him originally and he still has it now and it was in… Read more »

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 »

Ross for the love of Pines

Everyone finds their firm favourite for bonsai and Ross is no exception and is dedicated to growing and developing an expansive collection of Japanese Black Pines (Pinus thunbergii) as bonsai. He started out in the hobby in around 2003 so has been developing his bonsai knowledge for 14 years.

Bonsai as a hobby for Amelia

I started my bonsai hobby back in 2006 after starting my career in arboriculture since around 2000. I have enjoyed the 11 years of the hobby so far and it has presented a whole host of learning opportunities for me which has aided my career too.