Congratulations to Mark and Ritta Cooper for winning five of the Swindon Winter Image awards with their stunning bonsai trees. It was a pleasure to have so many high quality trees in one show and it was great to be able to see them up close and get to really examine the craftsmanship of these… Read more »
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Congratulations to Paul Bowerbank our Club Chairman for winning the Best Accent award against some very stiff competition and over 70 other accents in the Swindon Winter Image Show. It was a great and fun composition and really takes in the spirit of the show.
Congratulations to Andy Jordan for winning the Arihato award for his wonderfully displayed chamaecyparis obtusa sekka at this years Swindon Winter Image Show. This tree is probably one of the most striking in the show but it’s real beauty is when you look within the branch structure.
A successful days trading was had by all of the bonsai traders at the show and there were some great bargains to be had too. It was great to have such a wide selection of bonsai traders selling everything from bonsai trees to pots to tool and bronzes.
Another big thank you to everyone who donated the 34 raffle prizes for the show raffle and it was a great success. Raffle prizes came from Chris Guise of Bonsai Nibbler, Graham Simpson, Gerrit Lodder of Lodder Bonsai, Vic Harris of Erin pots, Terry Adams, Derek May and Andy Pearson of Stone Monkey. As well as Simon… Read more »
Wow, there were some brilliant and also innovative bonsai displays to see at the show this year by the visiting Bonsai Clubs and Societies. Here are a few images of the overall displays for you to see from Bristol, Ashfield, Phoenix, Tees Valley, Splinter Group, Newbury, Dragon, Warminster, Solent, Surrey Heath and Berkshire Bonsai.
Award Success for Swindon members at the Noelanders Trophy XVIII 2017, Genk, Belgium Swindon Bonsai Society members Mark and Ritta Cooper have become frequent exhibitors over recent years at both our Winter Image show and the Noelanders Trophy. They entered the Noelanders Trophy for the first time back in 2013.
The 21st August 2016 saw the Bristol Bonsai show, a lovely event where we had a chance to chat to many friends. As well as view a large number of lovely trees and accents. Here are some of the displays………
Again the club put on a display at the Wanborough show on Saturday the 20th August 2016, despite the terrible weather warning of very strong winds and heavy rain. But then it wouldn’t be the Wanborough show unless it was that!!!! Luckily, we managed to get the marquee up and the display out while it… Read more »
Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the Federation of British Bonsai display at Chelsea Flower Show, it was another great success. Here are a few images of the individual trees that made up the whole display.