Posts categorised: General Interest

Sad loss to the club – Bob Bailey

Bob sadly passed away yesterday after a long illness which he bravely fought. According to Bob’s wishes, there will be no funeral. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. Rest in peace Bob, thoughts are with his wife Sandra and the family.

Show 2024, Merit Awards

Merit Awards, Sponsored by the Swindon Club & Judged by.………… Reg Bolton, Amelia Williams & Terry Adams From Main display area…………… Merit Visiting Club…………. Newbury, tables 34/35 Merit Shohin Visiting Club………. Warminster,  Merit Shohin Visiting Cub………. Surrey Heath Merit Deciduous, No 13……….. Rod Mcfarlane, Acer Merit Deciduous, No 32……….. Ian Duff, Acer Kashima Merit Evergreen,… Read more »

Show 2024 Main Award Winners

Main judge………… Dan Barton, https://danbartoncreative.co.uk/ Judging was for the whole display on a 6 ft table area. Due to show visitors and space it was difficult to capture the whole displays, All photos taken by Andy and Mandy [Swindon members] Best Visiting Club Display………individual trees

NEW for the 2024 show, on Sunday the 11th Feb.

Following the very successful UKBA bonsai display at the Hyper Japan Festival in London last year, contact was made with representatives of the Japanese Embassy in London. Through them a link to a bonsai master in Japan was arranged. It is hoped to have a pre recorded link running during the show in a side… Read more »

Show Raffle, Sun 11th Feb 2024…. First Prize

NO……………… it’s not the HUGE pot in the photo. Kindly donated to the show raffle is this unique opportunity of a pottery workshop to make a coiled bonsai pot with Dan Barton………. Bonsai Artist and Ceramics Expert. [BUT not as big as the photo]……………….. For a chance to win the workshop or other prizes, you… Read more »

Autumn colour………

There is lots of autumn colour out there and should make the next ”Tree of the Month” at the November meeting very interesting.

It’s a Miracle!!!!

Early this year [2023] this little pyracantha leafed out and then they just died off and I thought that I had lost it.

Heathrow Bonsai Show 2023 is next weekend

Sunday 1st October 2023 is the UK Bonsai Association’s 12 Heathrow Bonsai Show from 10:00 – 16:00 There will be 38 clubs displaying and 42 traders trading. Maybe a partridge in a pear tree. Admission is £8, and accompanied under 16s are free. Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9SE