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.
Posts Tagged: Judging
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.
This year we also had a Public vote for the visitors to our Swindon Winter Image Bonsai show 2016 to vote for their favourite tree. There there were no prizes, but just a bit of fun and to involve everyone in the show. It was a close vote and two trees shared the honour of… Read more »
Paul Bowerbank is our Chairman for Swindon and District Bonsai Society and he was given an award and named on the Federation of British Bonsai (FoBBS) Roll of Honours for his dedication to promoting the art of bonsai.
Thank you again for hosting another great bonsai show this year, the displays were excellent with a myriad of bonsai trees of all shapes, styles, sizes and colours on display making it very eye catching.
What an excellent show today which was hosted by Wessex Bonsai Society, and featured an Open Competition in addition to their Annual Bonsai Exhibition.
When assessing bonsai trees whether to judge, buy or just reviewing your own, to develop them or set up a display there are a range of criteria that can be considered. Some may be conflictual and there may be many rules, but some rules are always meant to be bent a little or broken.
What a busy show, we had over 400 visitors to our show and it was a fun packed day with much to see and discuss. Following an early start finishing off all the preparations for the show with the rest of the other visiting societies and traders, the show was officially opened by the Mayor…. Read more »
Here are some suggested guidance notes for aspiring judges of bonsai.