Posts Tagged: Niwaki

Hoka-en Bonsai Studio aka Lodder Bonsai BV

Another successful bonsai trip to Holland to Hoka-en Bonsai studio aka Lodder Bonsai BV. We were warmly greeted by Gerrit Lodder who took time out to show us various fabulous bonsai trees and catch up since our visit last year. This year was as good as previous if not better as the breadth of tree… Read more »

Front gardens in Japan

As it is currently the tree planting season in the UK, I thought I would share some photographs I took during a visit to Japan of trees in domestic gardens to hopefully inspire you

‘t Veerle Japanese Garden and Bonsai Centre

During our recent trip to Holland, we called in at ‘t Veerle in Belgium which is a hidden gem of Japanese Bonsai trees in particular Pinus parviflora and Satsuki Azalea. They also have a large collection of Niwaki garden trees plus Koi too, all set in a great landscaped garden with adjoining resturant.

Niwaki

Jake Hobson of Niwaki has kindly donated raffle prizes for our Winter Image show in 2012. He has donated a stunning pair of Okatsune Bonsai sissors which would make a great addition to anyones bonsia tool kit.

Niwaki! Pine Workshop part II

It was over to Jake Hobson for another Niwaki session today. This was the second of the two-part training programme, following up by working on trees we had decandled earlier on in May this year.

Bonsai @ Kew Gardens

This is one area of Kew gardens I have not been to before, and it is set out behind the new Alpine House in a quiet corner of Kew gardens near the School of Horticulture. It is a modest collection on display but this forms part of Kew’s wider bonsai tree collection.

Niwaki! Pine Workshop part I

Recently Amelia and I joined Jake Hobson, acclaimed author of ‘Niwaki’ for the part one workshop on two-needled pines. The workshops comprised of two days, one in spring the other in autumn, are focused on pine maintenance. This spring workshop looked essentially

Niwaki workshop Topiary course with Jake Hobson

Our first experience of Niwaki, at a workshop in Tendercare nurseries, Denham, Uxbridge www.tendercare.co.uk Jake Hobson demonstrated how to start styling a container grown Scots pine from scratch into a Niwaki with