Posts categorised: Visits

Bonsai Nursery @Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co. Ltd

During the Bonsai Clubs International Convention in Guangzhou in China, on one of the field trip days we were fortunate to visit the and meet the Chairman and CEO and Founder, Mr Chen Chang. In addition to have a superb collection of bonsai trees at the Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. Bonsai Garden… Read more »

Bonsai Garden @ Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co. Ltd

One of the most amazing places to be priviledged to visit whilst in China on the BCI convention was the Bonsai Garden at Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co Ltd. The scale of the garden is vast but it needs to be for the scale of bonsai on display to enable them to be set… Read more »

Guangzhou Liuhua West Park Bonsai Garden

The Liuhuahu Park features a sub tropical scenery of palms, ficus and flowering trees and shrubs set within a designed landscape of rocks, buildings, bridges, lawn and paths. It is divided into three main areas, a resting area, recreational area and flowers, birds and bonsai viewing area. There are over 20 major scenic areas within… Read more »

Guangzhou Haizhu district Peihong Primary School

As part of the Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) Convention we got to visit Guangzhou Haizhu district Peihong Primary School (广州市海珠区培红小学), South China Bonsai heritage base. It was a fantastic field trip and we were met to an audience of the children who sang a greeting and provided us all with a range of gifts and… Read more »

RHS Wisley revisited

Always nice to see trees develop and through different seasons. We revisited the collection donated by Herons Bonsai held at RHS Wisley, Surrey. The bonsai garden is simple yet elegantly laid out, with lots Japanese touches thrown in. Next time you are passing, why not drop in and have a look for yourself.

Lodder Bonsai and Hoka-en Bonsai studio shopping trip

It is always fun to go on a bonsai shopping trip and we were not disappointed on arrival at Lodder Bonsai near Harmelen in the Netherlands to find a new shipment of trees had just arrived plus the nursery as always was full of stunning bonsai trees of all species, shapes, styles and price ranges.

Raffle Hornbeam from 2013 a year on

Here was the raffle prize in 2013 from the Swindon Winter Image Show and it was on display at the Wessex Bonsai Show in May this year being exhibited by the raffle winner who is a member of Solent Bonsai Society.

Bonsai L’esprit du pin

Following on from visiting the Exposition de Bonsai we took as short trip into Belgium to visit Renato at his Bonsai nursery called Bonsai L’esprit du pin which translates into the Spirit of Pine Bonsai. It is a small nursery in a beautiful rural location at Rue de Frameries 50A, 7040 QUEVY, Belgium. If you are interested in his… Read more »

Lodder bv and Hoka-en Bonsai Studio

This is a great time to visit Lodder Bonsai bv and the Hoka-en Bonsai Studio of Gerrit Lodder as the new stock for 2014 has just arrived. It was hand picked by Gerrit, the choice of species & styles is stunning and their are also some new species that are quite unusual too.