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.
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Paul Bowerbank (Chairman of Swindon Bonsai Club), James Thomas (BBC Wiltshire), Moira Bowerbank Swindon Bonsai makes BBC Radio Wiltshire Exciting news, Paul Bowerbank, our Chairman was on BBC Wiltshire today on the James Thomas Break Show talking about our Winter Image Bonsai Show at Swindon tomorrow, Sunday 26th February at the Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St… Read more »
If you wanted an opportunity to buy a bonsai or anything bonsai related then this was an ideal place to go to find everything you ever need for bonsai at this weekends Spirit of Shohin Show 2016. It was held at the RHS Gardens at Wisley, Surrey which was a superb venue and the traders… Read more »
It was a great opportunity at this years Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show to see a fantastic array of bonsai styles, shapes and sizes as well as a good diversity of tree species. One style that captured my interest was that of the cascade and semi cascade.
A huge thank you to all the traders for their amazing donations to our raffle, we had 25 prizes and that meant a lot of lucky people went home with some great prizes.
This year the bonsai traders were again selling a fabulous range of everything bonsai and some of their sales tables were also great exhibits too. Here is a quick look at the traders who attended the show and hopefully everyone bought a little something from one or more of them.
The work that is involved in putting on any kind of show is usually quite considerable and this is true of a bonsai show. The Club members and their families who help to support the Swindon Bonsai Club displayed many of their own bonsai trees this year.
Shohin and Mame were represented well at this years Swindon Winter Image Show and not just as displays but as companion trees to larger trees and as part of club displays too. Here are a selection of the tiny trees that caught my attention at the show.
Kit Bowns is pleased to announce that the inaugural Arihato Award went to John Brocklehurst for his wonderful little Celastrus orbicularis (Bittersweet). It was a close thing with several trees worthy of the award but ultimately it came down to the best tree/pot combination.
Thank you to all the visiting Clubs and Societies who attended the 2016 Swindon Winter Image Show, here are some of the overall club displays and more pictures will follow in future posts of the individual trees from the displays.