Posts categorised: Winter Show

Andy Jordan at our show

Andy displayed a stunning collection of six shohin trees, five within a shohin display stand and a Juniper set off to the left with an accent. All the trees in the display were excellent quality and the range of species provided a good level of interest and diversity. A well deserved award for Best Shohin display Andy.

John Pitt at our show

Thank you once again to our Show Sponsor John Pitt who has supported our show for many years as a trader, exhibitor and sponsor. He also is always on hand for the set up and an active support on the day presenting the awards. This year he was however on the receiving end of the awards and scoped none… Read more »

Adrian Taylor at our show

A new exhibitor for this year was Adrian with his yamadori Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris). It was in a pot made by Erin pots and he has owned it for 5 years now. It was accompanied by a yamadori Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in a pot made by Tony Oswin of Troll pots and he has owned… Read more »

Martin Shepherd at our show

Martin this year exhibited a Deshojo maple (Acer palmatum ‘deshojo’) in a tokonoma pot, which he has owned and developed for the past 10 years after it was imported from Japan.

Ritta Cooper at our show

It was a really privilege to see Ritta’s mame display, such compact, well developed trees displayed so well and to such a high standard. The whole display had a natural balance and harmony and each tree was able to shine as well as compliment the whole display. Definitely an award winning display and well deserved Ritta. The 6 tree… Read more »

John Armitage at our show

John set up a Kifu display that included a Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis itoigawa). It originated from Japan and was in a Walsall pot and he has owned it for 11 years. As part of the same display he had a Spindle (Euonymus spp.) also from Japan in a Housen pot.

Traders at our show

Thank you again to all the bonsai traders who came to this years Swindon Winter Image Show, it was a great day we thank you for all your support and look forward to seeing you again next year on Sunday 23rd February 2020. ·      Windybank ·      David Jones of Walsall Studio Ceramics ·      Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai ·      John Trott… Read more »

Mark & Ritta Cooper at our show

Mark and Ritta have some stunning trees and this year they did not disappoint with the two main exhibition trees they displayed. The first was a Mountain Maple (Acer palmatum) from Japan that they have owned for 5 years now since 2014. It was in a Tokoname Shuho pot and had the most magnificent ramification. This tree also… Read more »

Mo Fagan at our show

Mo presented a Japanese larch group (Larix  kaempferi) which was constructed in around 1990 and is in a John Pitt pot and has been in Mo’s ownership for 8 years.

Raffle prizes won with delight

It is with thanks that I write this post to everyone who donated a raffle prize for our Swindon Winter Image Show 2019. Congratulations to everyone who won one of the 32 prizes and who bought raffle tickets. The prizes on offer were superb from bonsai trees to hand made bonsai pots, a group wire… Read more »