Posts categorised: General Interest

Traders at the 2023 Show

Good traders are a big part of the ‘Winter Image’ show, early in the year, it’s a good place to stock up with things for the coming months. The traders seemed to all be doing brisk trade and hopefully went home with increased profits. A huge thank you to all that attended, without you we… Read more »

Club Displays at ‘Winter Image’ 2023

The Swindon backdrops have to be dismantled and stored, so consist of wooden posts and cloth. A few fabulous trees, meticulously prepared for exhibition were spoilt by their placement in front of posts. The table layout and 6 foot wide cloths lend itself to tokonoma displays within the area given. Something to consider for future… Read more »

Merit Award Winners………

Merit – Club Display……. Splinter Group Merit – Deciduous Display Merit – Evergreen Merit – Shohin Display Merit – Accent Merit – Tree/Pot Combo

Award Winners Pictures

Best Overall Display The judges this year were Steve McKee and Caz Bonsai who had travelled all the way down south to officiate. Both were displaying fantastic trees but these were not judged and marked on their table species label.

2023 Show Report

The quality of trees at the Swindon ‘Winter Image’ show was exceptional this year. There were trees from all abilities but all were beautifully presented for display. Lots of thought had gone into accents and scrolls to compliment the overall tokonoma. The Swindon club were joined by 90 club members/traders and Invited Exhibitors to ensure… Read more »

Be in it…… to WIN it, TWO More raffle prizes

Two more prizes added to the show raffle……….A lovely pot donated by the Artist and Expert Dan Barton, the pot has been fired three times before Dan was happy with it. and a fine bonsai table [size 33cm x 33cm x 5.4cm] golf ball is just for scale

UK Bonsai Events from February to April 2023

Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show 19Feb23 Sun (Confirmed)Swindon Bonsai Society Winter Image Show ​Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN3 4JY.Adm: £5 (Cash). Times: 1000-1600.hrs.Cafe refreshments card payment only.Contact: Paul Bowerbank 07982.401103Email:

Refreshments at our show….. 19th Feb 2023

The main kitchens at the Grange centre are no longer in operation, plus they no longer employ a chef. The larger and re furbished cafe area has drinks and light refreshments………  lots of crisps, snacks and the hot food range will be  Ham and cheese croissants Pizza cones Ham and cheese toasties Cheese and mushroom… Read more »