Posts categorised: Winter Show

Dragon wins Best Innovation Award

Congratulations to Dragon Bonsai for winning the Best Innovation Award at the Swindon Winter Image Show sponsored by Dan Barton and judged by Dan too. There was a second winner of the award and this went to Kit Bowns for his stunning hand made Bonsai pipe display which was exquisite.

Splinter Group win Best Club Display

Congratulations to Splinter Group for winning the Best Club display at the Swindon Winter Image Show this year. One of my favourite elements of the display is the hand made metal stand with the cutest tiny Mame tree on it, which is delightful.

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.

Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show 2017

Paul Bowerbank (Chairman of Swindon Bonsai Club), James Thomas (BBC Wiltshire), Moira Bowerbank Swindon Bonsai makes BBC Radio Wiltshire Exciting news, Paul Bowerbank, our Chairman was on BBC Wiltshire today on the James Thomas Break Show talking about our Winter Image Bonsai Show at Swindon tomorrow, Sunday 26th February at the Grange Leisure Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St… Read more »

Raffle prize from Erin Bonsai 2017

Thank you once again Vic Harris for donating this fabulous large bonsai pot for our raffle as a prize at our Swindon Winter Image show on the Sunday 26th February 2017. Vic and Glyn Harris are Erin Bonsai Pottery and they create hand made bonsai and accent pots of exquisite detail and design and are a… Read more »