Posts categorised: Visits

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 »

Kew Gardens winter visit

  We always enjoy visiting Kew Gardens during the dormant season; they have a fantastic selection of trees and calling in at this time of year allows you to see the structure of the plants better. And no trip to Kew Gardens is complete without popping into the Bonsai House and seeing how the collection… Read more »

Tony’s Bonsai Tree Sale

Congratulations to Tony Oswin for a very successful and fun bonsai tree sale. It was a great event and one we hope will occur again next year as it was well received by all who attended.

Bonsai @Capel Manor

Had fun at the Bonsai Traders show at Capel Manor on Sunday, some great displays of bonsai as well as a good selection of traders. It was combined with the home and garden show so it was well attended with a good atmosphere.

Captivated by Conifers

For a conifer overload visit Swanborough Conifers in Woodborough near Pewsey. Mark Harvey runs specialist conifer tree nursery where you will be enraptured by the range of varieties of conifer available to buy which Mark has carefully grafted and grown on himself.┬áThe nursery is open on a Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm but… Read more »

Bonsai inspiration @Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire If you have not been to Blenheim Palace then add it to your visits this year, as it is a stunning place to go and have a fun day out with all the family and see trees. I recently went on a day out there with a friend for cream tea… Read more »

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens If you are interested in trees then a good place to visit is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, as they host a fabulous collection ┬ánot only of specimen trees but also the National Bonsai Collection too. It is a good place for bonsai inspiration as well and within the grounds we came across… Read more »