Posts categorised: Winter Show

Replica of an antique bonsai pot raffle prize

At this years 11th Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show on February 24th there will be a raffle with various prizes which include a donated bonsai pot which is a replica of an antique one in the collection of Diaz Iwasaki. So please come along to see the stunning bonsai trees on display and perhaps enter… Read more »

Swindon Winter Show preparations in full swing

Only two weeks to go now…. So hopefully you have the date booked in your diary for Sunday 24th February @ Stratton Community Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4JY.

Pre-order your Bonsai soils

It is not so long now before our Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show on the 24th February and Chrissie Leigh-Walker of Bushukan Bonsai is going to be coming along this year as a trader as well as an exhibitor. She has offered to bring a wide range of bonsai soils so if you are looking… Read more »

Winter Image show – Awards

The ‘Winter Image’ show will soon be here in less than 3 weeks. Here is a list of the Awards. The show and Main Awards are sponsored by John Pitt Bonsai Ceramics, John Armitage will be holding a tree demo/clinic so if you have any questions or tree problems, bring them along. He will be working… Read more »

Marcus Watts

Marcus Watts, lives in Cornwall and bought his first bonsai 22 years ago and has been enjoying the hobby ever since. He prefers working with larger trees and now maintains a smaller collection of mostly Japanese bonsai. He likes to refine and finish trees, so spend a lot of time wiring ! Next year he… Read more »

Mike Jones

Mike Jones has been interested in Bonsai Trees since the early 1980’s. If not for that small ‘extra’ Christmas present of a ‘grow your own bonsai seed kit,’ he may not have been so passionate about the hobby, as indeed he has – and still is! From that humble seed kit to today – he… Read more »

John Trott

John Trott started bonsai in 1969, lecturing since 1986 and went semi-professional in 1994 when he first started exhibiting at horticultural shows and set up the Mendip Bonsai Studio. He then went full time professional in 1999, and set up the educational side of the business to become one of the leading workshops to learn… Read more »

Simon Temblett

Simon Temblett has been growing bonsai for almost thirty years but has never purchased a bonsai tree. All of his trees have been entirely developed by his own hand, most from simple material such as seeds, cuttings, nursery stock or garden finds and a few from collected material. Bonsai for him is more of a process… Read more »

Chrissie Leigh-Walker

Chrissie has been working on Bonsai on a professional basis since purchasing Bushukan Bonsai Nursery in Essex back in 2001. She has exhibited at the RHS Shows since then and up until 2010, when she decided that it was enough and things are difficult, as she worked on her own. Not only building and designing… Read more »