Posts Tagged: Hobby

Salisbury 30th Anniversary Bonsai Show 2018

Today Salisbury Bonsai Club celebrated 30 years of bonsai with friends and fellow bonsai enthusiasts and hosted their anniversary show. There were two bonsai styling demonstrations performed by Malcolm Driffield who was able to step in at short notice for both sessions, so thank you Malcolm. Plus an auction run by Chris Thomas, a raffle and… Read more »

Milton Lilbourne Summer Fayre

This was the final Milton Lilbourne Summer Fayre at present, but it was a great show and the weather was superb, cream teas a delight and the overall day a great success. We had fun pruning trees, talking about bonsai and generally it was a good day out. A few images from the day are… Read more »

John Armitage workshop 2018

A fun day was had by all at the workshop with John Armitage. We all bought in lots of trees to work on and get help and advice from John on styling, development, pruning and much more. Below are a few images from the day. Well worth attending the full day workshops as you can… Read more »

Join us at Swindon Bonsai Club

If you are looking to join Swindon Bonsai Club then here are the details for the cost of the annual subscription and what you get for being a member. It is a great hobby and by becoming a member this is a good way to share knowledge and information by being part of a bonsai… Read more »

Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend 2018

It was great to be able to go to the open weekend again this year at Lodder Bonsai in Harmelen, Netherlands, it is always a full and fun packed weekend with lots of bonsai people, trade stands, bonsai trees and so much more. Thank you to Gerrit Lodder and his team for their hospitality throughout… Read more »

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.