Posts categorised: General Interest

Shilton Open Gardens, 12th June 2022.

Spend an afternoon in the sun, [it’s been booked] wandering around a lovely Cotswold village while viewing a number of gardens, then maybe some home made cakes or a cream tea to energize you ready for all the plant sales. There is a marquee with a display of bonsai.

Memory Bulb from Dianne, a Double Narcissus.

Our club member Dianne, who we lost to cancer last year…….. https://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2021/11/17/in-memory-of-dianne-bradshaw/ She had made up a load of bulb envelopes to be distributed at her funeral to guests, so they could plant them in her memory. Ours is now open and is a lovely peach and cream colour, thought you would all enjoy seeing… Read more »

Oakfield Bonsai

For anyone who is looking for local bonsai supplies in and around Wiltshire then look no further than Oakfield Bonsai, run by Robert Derick in Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3AT. His business caters though for a wider geographical range as he is an online supplier of all things bonsai related. He is also a club member… Read more »

Bonsai shows 2022

It is great to see so many shows on the latests UK Bonsai Association Bulletin, and here is the latest list of shows for the forth coming months. For the latest updates visit the events calendar on UK Bonsai Association.

Stolen Trees, East Berks

STOLEN BONSAI ALERT!!I Owner woke up today to find that 4 of his bonsai had been stolen in the night. Trident maple, 40cm high. Crab apple, 70cm high. Field elm, 79cm high. Privet, 25vm high. Please keep a look out at car boot sales etc. and get in touch if you have any information, I’m… Read more »

Happy Lego Bonsai New Year 2022

Hopefully everyone had a good Christmas and New Year and is looking forward to a great bonsai year for 2022. Depending on where you live will of course have determine how you are looking after your bonsai over the winter months. If you are in the South of the UK around the Swindon area, the… Read more »

In memory of Dianne Bradshaw

It is with sadness that I have to inform everyone that Dianne peacefully passed away Monday morning [15th Nov] with her relatives and close friends present. Dianne has been a club member for sometime and many will know her from local shows and her passion for any tree with a bit of colour on it,… Read more »

Mature Bonsai Collection Available

Dan Barton a revered and experienced bonsai artist has decided to offer his collection, stands and poly tunnel for sale as a job lot. Some of these are large mature trees. Anyone interested can contact the Swindon club via the contact page and we will put you in touch with Dan. If you are looking… Read more »

Must be Wanborough Country show weekend

You can nearly always set your weather vane knowing that the Wanborough Country show is on and the weather will change. We always seem to have rain, such a shame for the show organisers, eventually it cleared up a bit and the crowds started to arrive. Still we managed to get the marquee up before… Read more »