Posts categorised: Show Reports

5* awards for Mark and Ritta Cooper

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 »

Paul Bowerbank wins Best Accent

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.

Andy Jordan wins the Arihato Award

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.

Bonsai traders @ 2017 Swindon Winter Image Show

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.

Raffle @ 2017 Swindon Winter Image Show

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 »

Clubs and Societies @ 2017 Swindon Winter Image Show

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.

Club Display at the Wanborough Show 2016

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 »

Swindon Bonsai @ Chelsea 2016

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.