Gardeners' World Live, 2014
Gardeners’ World Live, 2014 Congratulations go to the members of the five local bonsai societies from the Midlands region who staged on behalf of FoBBS a 74 ft. long stand at the recent R.H.S. Gardeners World Live event held at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham. The stand was one of four bonsai exhibits and proved to be a popular feature, in particular the central feature, based on a Japanese tokonoma comprising a spectacular Satsuki azalea. It also received a R.H.S. Gold Medal Award for the second consecutive year and is being short-listed for the Holford Medal, awarded to the best of those displays exhibited by amateur organisations or societies during the course of the year.
Particular thanks must to all those members of the Ambion, Midland, Redditch, South Staffs and South Worcester Bonsai Societies under the direction of David Cheshire, who assisted in the assembly of the stand, the provision of the thirty-nine trees displayed and for their time spent in manning the stand and speaking to the public over a very hectic five day period.
The overall view of the stand
2. The “assembly” team
The central tokonoma