Posts categorised: General Interest

Expo bonsai UK 2018

What a great bonsai show, and for its first event Expo Bonsai UK certainly delivered a superb and successful show with just under 100 bonsai exhibits on display. Congratulations to everyone who was part of the show and look forward to the next one. Here are a few images from the day. Also present were… Read more »

Lotus Bonsai Studio

One trader who caught my eye and interest this weekend at the Lodder Bonsai open weekend was Lotus Bonsai Studio. Wow was my first impression to his stunning pots with such artistic flare and detail, they were wonderful. In addition he had some exquisite mame bonsai over rocks which has inspired me to have a… Read more »

Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend 2018

It was great to be able to go to the open weekend again this year at Lodder Bonsai in Harmelen, Netherlands, it is always a full and fun packed weekend with lots of bonsai people, trade stands, bonsai trees and so much more. Thank you to Gerrit Lodder and his team for their hospitality throughout… Read more »

Armistice Day Commemorative Pot 2018

Due to Andrew Pearson from Stone Monkey having to put his feet up while he has his new pottery workshop built, he wasn’t able to produce a Commemorative Pot for Armistice Day, to be raffled during the year, with all monies going to the Royal British Legion. The challenge was taken up by Simon Haddon… Read more »

Where to see Bonsai in 2018

February 2018 Noelanders Trophy XIX. International Bonsai Show Saturday and Sunday February 3rd – 4th Limburghal, Genk, Belgium Demos. Kunio Kobayashi,(Japan). Bjorn Bjorholm, (USA). Milan Karpisek, (CZ). Giacomo Pappalardo, (IT) www.bonsaiassociation.be E-mail: secretaris@bonsaiassociation.be Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show Sunday February 25th Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4NJ Doors open to… Read more »

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Wow and wow again is the only way to describe the Gardens by the Bay in SIngapore. What an amazing location and site, a botanical dream and inspiration all in one place. The scale, presence, magnificence and beauty is incredible. We were fortunate to visit during Christmas so the gardens were buzzing with people visiting… Read more »

Inspiration @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

The gardens were established in 1859 by the Agri-Horticultural society, and the Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG) was originally designed by Lawrence Niven. It continues to this day to be a regional centre for plant science, research and conservation in Southeast Asia. Plus is instrumental in the greening and transformation of Singapore into a Garden City… Read more »

Bonsai @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bonsai was not hard to find in Singapore as greenery is dominant everywhere, plants adorn walls to create living green spaces, whole gardens are built within hotels and they have numerous plants and trees in pots within their foyers, it is superb. The climate in Singapore aids with this approach to urban greening as well… Read more »

Workshops in 2018 by John Trott of Mendip bonsai

John Trott of Mendip Bonsai Studio wants all his customers and those who also share a passion to learn the art of bonsai and has launched his most recent workshop list for 2018 which is now available for bookings. Due to a massive response to his range of bonsai workshops offered this year, and the… Read more »