Bonsai News UK

Issue No 22 March 2018

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Juniperus chinensis at the Kokufu-ten in Japan February 2018
FoBBS Committee & Contact Details
Malcolm Hughes          Chairman                   
David Cheshire             Vice Chairman           
                                     Bonsai News Editor    
Judith Davison              Secretary                   
Denise Baum-Pick        Treasurer                   
Mark Moreland              Regional Diary Compiler
Ming Chen Moreland                                       
Peter Fielding                New Talent Coordinator
Reg Bolton                                                       
Barry Walker                 FNBC Chairman         
Nigel Wright                  Webmaster                 
Kath Hughes                 FoBBS Administrator 
Keith Wilson                  Speakers Book          
Ramblings of the Editor...          David Cheshire

Welcome to the 22nd edition of FoBBS Bonsai News. Over the next few issues we hope to increase the contents to make the FoBBS Bonsai News an inspiring and educational newsletter promoting British bonsai within the UK and to the rest of the world. To do this we need your help! FoBBS is run by volunteers from societies across the UK and can only develop and promote bonsai if we have volunteers coming forward. Maybe you would like to help with a section of the newsletter, maybe you would like to join the committee or get involved with the promotion and improvement of the national collection? Please come forward and work with us and help make British bonsai something to be proud of.

We are planning to include more information on British bonsai artists with an interview or write up on different individuals in each issue. We are also asking for the submission of articles for consideration for publishing, you don't need to be an expert, but your individual experiences and knowledge can go along way, or a write up on your own bonsai collection, history and progress would be interesting to many readers.

We will continue to include submissions by member societies of shows and events, club meetings and days out.  If its to do with bonsai please send it in. 

If your keen to get involved, the FoBBS & FNBC AGM will be held on March 18th 2018 after the Bonsai Boot sale at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and will be an excellent opportunity to meet the current committee and others keen to help promote bonsai in the UK.  

It is also great to see Chris Durne & Tony McKenzie taking on the Chelsea Flower Show for FoBBS which I am certain they will do an excellent job and maintain the excellent results achieved under Reg Boltons endless efforts to achieve Gold Medals from the RHS on numerous occasions.

David Cheshire.

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Friends of the National Bonsai Collection

Recent work repotting some of the National Collection trees

Recent work on the National Collection has mostly focused on the repotting of the trees; along with the ongoing general maintenance of both the trees and the display areas. 

The Omiya Juniper has been out of the display for some time while undergoing repotting and styling work by Juniper expert Mark Bently. We hope this tree will be back on display by mid-spring.

One other tree that has been out of the display for the past twelve months is the Hawthorn. The Hawthorn was struggling in its very shallow pot while getting too wet at times and was starting to go backwards. The decision was made to remove it from display and plant it in a wooden box to improve its health.  This has been very successful and the tree is looking much better. Earlier this year the decision was made to have a new pot made for the Hawthorn giving it much more root space. The pot is currently being made by Walsall Ceramics and we hope to have the tree repotted and back in the display by this summer.

Maintenance of the National Collection has had some difficulties over the past twelve months due to the change of garden staff at the Botanical Gardens. The staff at the gardens are tasked with the general day to day watering and care, with a couple of staff members leaving this has left people with no real understanding of the requirements of the trees. During the next few weeks, Malcolm Hughes and Barry Walker will be working closely with the gardens and conducting staff training days to ensure the collection continues to improve.


The Friends of the National Bonsai Collection are always looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance of the collection and the surrounding display area. The main work groups carry out repotting, styling and tree development work, while regular groups of volunteers help with keeping the display areas tidy, pots clear of dead leaves and light pruning of new growth. 

If you would like to volunteer please contact

Vic Yeomans



Barry Walker 



Click here for more information on the National Bonsai Collection.
FNBC are currently planning an Autumn Bonsai Boot Sale to be held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the date is still to be confirmed but information will be distributed as soon as this is finalised.
Swindon Winter Image Show 2018
Year on year it is a pleasure to write up the Swindon Winter Image Show report, as it is always such a fun day and a positive experience at the show and everything about it.
The show was supported by just over 400 visitors from all around the UK and there were nearly 100 exhibitors and traders. All making very good use of the Grange Leisure centre and really puts Swindon on the map.
Displays covered trees of all sizes from a few inches to some about 4 feet tall.

The standard of bonsai keeps improving and this is in part due to improved knowledge sharing and technical skills being developed year on year through groups, bonsai clubs and societies, workshops and the power of the Internet giving access worldwide to gain knowledge and understanding from everyone.
It was also a tough one for our 6 judges again this year given the range of high-class bonsai trees on display.

Amelia Williams
UK FoBBS Member Societies
Accrington & District Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Tues 7.30pm start.
Hippings Vale Community Centre, Oswaldtwistle, Lancs
Contact: Pauline Smith (Secretary)

Aka Matsu School of Bonsai
Meetings - 1st Thur 7.15pm start.
Seaton Community Centre, Seaton, Seaham, Co Durham
Contact: Jim Butterworth
Tel: 01642 713782

Ambion Bonsai Club
Meetings - last Thurs 7.30pm start. except June & December.
Hatters Space, Upper Abbey Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5DN
Contact: Wendy Curtis
Tel: 02476 368308

Ashfield Bonsai Club
Meetings - 1st & 3rd Thur 7.30pm start.
St Michaels & All Saints Church Hall, The Rectory Gardens,
South Normanton.

Bedfordshire Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Wednesday, 7.30pm start.
Meetings March - October
Toddington Village Hall, Toddington, Beds, LU5 6AN
Contact: John Trinder Tel: 07860 682161
Contact: Richard Gaiger Tel: 07745 507318

Berkshire Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Wed
Barkham Village Hall
Contact: Tania Clentworth
Tel: 07817 418708

Blackmore Vale Bonsai Group
Meetings - 2nd Friday
New Rememberance Hall, Charlton, SP7 0PL

Bridgend Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Tue 7:00pm start.
The Church Hall, Pyle Road, Pyle,
Bridgend. CF33 6PG
Contact: Gwyneth Vincent
Tel: 01656 745087

Bury St. Edmunds & Cambridge Bonsai Club
Meetings - 3rd Mon 7:30 pm start. except December
Morton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7EW
Contact: Andrew Ryland
Tel: 07769 184075

Cardiff Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Tue
Christchurch Scout Hall, Roath Park,
Cardiff CF23 5QN
Contact: Anne Campbell
Tel: 02920 484892

Cheshire Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Mon, 7.45pm start
Little Budworth Village Hall, Booth Avenue, Little Budworth
Contact: Elizabeth Scott

Chichester & District Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Thur 7.30pm start
The Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St. Pancras,
Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 7LG.
Contact: Martyn Collinson
Tel: 01243 785356

Chiltern Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Mon 7.45pm start.
Hazlemere C of E School Amersham Rd High Wycombe
Contact: Mike Pegg
Tel: 07887 952611

Crawley Horticultural Society Bonsai Club
Meetings - 3rd Thur 8.00pm start.
CH Society Hall, Ifield Avenue, West Green, Crawley,
Contact: Pam Reed
Tel: 01293 420975

Dai-ichi Bonsai Club
Meetings - 1st Mon except Jan
Shenfield, Parish Hall, Hutton Road , Essex
Contact: Mr Tim Johnson
Tel: 01277 217718

Derby & District Bonsai Society
Meetings - last Wed except Dec
Grange Hall Community Centre, Park Lane, Littleover
Contact: Lin Young
Tel: 01159 727141

Dragon Bonsai Society
Meetings - Each Sunday 10 am till 4pm
Bonllwyn Aquatic & Garden Centre.
120 LLandybie Road, Ammanford, SA18 2EE
Contact: Peter Parsons
Tel: 01792 872201

Durham Tees Valley Bonsai Club
3rd Tuesday, monthly (excluding August) at 7.15pm in the Youth Extension
St. Mary’s Church Hall, Norton Green, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1DT
Contact: Neil Crawford
Tel: 01642 763720 Mobile: 07859 013690

Eastbourne & Wealden Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Mon 7:30pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Decoy Drive, Hampden Park,
Eastbourne, BN22 9PP
Contact: Brian Dale
Tel: 01323 731369

Fenland Bonsai Club
Meetings - 3rd Friday of the Month
Newton Village Hall, Church Lane, Newton, Cambs,
PE13 5HF
Contact: Dennis Rudd
Tel: 07340 534186

Friends of Bonsai Northern Ireland
Meetings - 1st Saturday of every month 10am-1pm
George Green Hall, Rathgill Parade, Bangor, Co Down
Contact: Jean Macintyre
Tel: 02891 273892

Glynderi Bonsai Group
Meetings - 2nd & 4th Friday 7.00pm
Oakdale Community Centre, Penrhiw Avenue , Oakdale, Blackwood, Gwent NP12 0NH
Contact: Keith Wilson
Tel: 01495 224301

Heart of England Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Tues
Cubbington Village Hall, Broadway
Contact: Marion Disbery
Tel: 01676 534944

Ipswich Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd. Friday
Kesgrave Community Hall, Kesgrave, Nr. Ipswich
Contact: Gill Milbourne
Tel: 01473 742880

Kent Bonsai Club
Meetings - 2nd Weds 7.30pm
Rough Common Village,Rough Common Canterbury, Kent . CT2 9BS
Contact: Adrian Long
Tel: 07710615861

Leicestershire Bonsai Society
Meetings - Last Tues.7.30 pm
Wigston Primary School, Meadow Way, Wigston, Leics.
Contact: Mike Konig
Tel: 07568 503361

Maidstone Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st. Monday
Madginford Hall, Egremont Rd, Bearsted, Kent, ME15 8LH
Contact: Tom Butterworth
Tel: 01622 741888

Middlesex Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday 7.30pm start.
South Harrow Methodist Church, Walton Avenue, South
Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 8QU
Contact: Roger Gibbs

Midland Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Thur 7.30pm start
Moseley Cricket Club, Streetsbrook Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3PE
Contact: Richard Gilkes
Tel: 07803 593024

Milton Keynes Bonsai Society
Meetings - 7:30 pm, 2nd Monday except Jan and Aug
Reform Synagogue Hall, 1 Hainault Drive, Giffard Park, Milton Keynes, MK14 5PQ
Contact: Mrs. Anne Robinson
Tel: 01908 631109

National Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday each Month 7:30pm
Church Hall of St. George’s United Reform Church
Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP
Contact: Stephen Holland
Tel: 01519 338757

Newbury & District Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Wednesday except Jan
Speen Parish Hall, Speen Lane, Newbury
Contact: Dave Cleveland,
Tel: 0118 9833188

Norfolk Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Postwick Village Hall, Ferry Lane
Postwick, Norfolk, NR13 5HL
Contact: Richard Marjoram,
Tel: 01502 581414

North London Bonsai Group
Meetings - 2nd Tuesday 7.30pm, most months
Capel Manor College, EN1 4RQ
Contact: Bill Hallworth
Tel: 0208 524 6320

North Staffs & Stoke Bonsai Group
Meetings - 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m
Temple Street Methodist Church Hall,
Temple Street, Fenton, STOKE-ON-TRENT,
ST4 4NW.
Contact: Nigel Manning
Tel: 07426 441 211

Northern Ireland Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Friday
Cregagh Library, 413 Cregagh Road , Belfast
Contact: Kristofer Stoker
Tel: 07835 951566

Northamptonshire Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Thursday of the month 19:00 to 22:00
Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South,
Northampton, NN3 3NS
Contact: Martin Gregory
Tel: 01604 407265

North West Kent Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd. Friday
Whiteoaks Indoor Bowling Centre, Garrolds Close, Swanley, Kent
Contact: Peter Mitchell
Tel: 01502 663076

Phoenix Bonsai Group
Meetings - By invitation only
Contact: Allan Tolley
Tel: 07709 256118

Redditch Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Thursday
Webheath Village Hall, Heathfield Road, Webheath, Redditch, B97 5SQ
Contact: Richard Gilkes
Tel: 07803 593024

Salisbury Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Monday 7.45pm start.
Laverstock Village Hall

Shropshire Bonsai Society
Meetings - 4th Tuesday 7:30-10pm
St Giles Church Hall, Springfield Estate, Shrewsbury,
Contact: Karen Scurry
Tel: 01743 236737

Solent Bonsai Society
Meetings - Last Friday 7:30 pm
Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham, Hants (Nr
Contact: Keith Hartley
Tel: 02392 640985

Southend Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Thursday 7.00pm - 10:00pm
Hullbridge Community Centre, Pooles Lane, Hullbridge, Hockley, Southend, SS5 6PA
Contact: Mike Tautz,
Tel: 01268 781044

South Staffs Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday
Walmley Community Hall, Crawford Road, B76 1NP
Meetings in the form of workshops with occasional speakers; beginners welcome.

South Worcester Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Tuesday 7.30pm start.
Clains British Legion, Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester.
Tel: 07761 440078

South Yorkshire Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Monday 7.30pm start.
The LTC Building, Whirlow Hall Farm, Whirlow Lane, Sheffield, S11 9GF
Tel: 01142 888027

Stourbridge Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Sunday Jan - Nov.
Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, DY8 4LU
New Members welcome.
Contact: Rod White 

Surrey Heath Bonsai Society
Meetings - 1st Tuesday 7.30pm start
Pirbright Village Hall, The Green, Pirbright, Surrey, GU24 0JE

Sussex Bonsai Group
Meetings - 4th Wed 8.00pm start.
Wivelsfield Village Hall, Wivelsfield, RH17 7QH

Sutton Bonsai Society
Meetings - Last Thursday of the month
4th.Ewell Scout Hall
Contact: Daryn Grossmith
Tel: 07789 995746

Swindon and District Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Tuesday ex Dec. 7.30 start.
Coleview Community Centre, Towcester Road, Swindon,
Wiltshire, SN3 4AS
Tel: 07982 401103

Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club
2nd Wednesday of the month
United Reformed Church, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF
Contact: Michael Cooper
Tel: 01458 210796 

Tees Valley Bonsai Society
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday, excluding August at 7.15pm in the Youth Extension.
St. Mary’s Church Hall, Norton Green, Norton, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, TS20 1DT
Contact: Graham Walker
Tel: 01287 637734

Vale of Clwyd Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Sunday
Level Lane Community Centre, Level Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3SB
Contact: Mark,
Tel: 07500 005337

Warminster Bonsai Club
Meetings - 3rd Thursday 7.45pm start.
Christ Church Hall, Upper Marsh Road, Warminster,
Wiltshire, BA12 9PJ

Wessex Bonsai Society
Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30 followed by
4th Sunday morning of the month
Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Road, Kinson,
Bournemouth, BH10 7LH
Contact: Julie Collins
Tel: 07870 114760

Wirral Bonsai Society
2nd Wednesday of each month.
R.A.F.A. Club 
Alton Road, Oxton, Birkenhead.
Contact: Arthur Roche
Tel: 07546 466888
Website: Wirral Bonsai Blog

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Bonsai Shows & Exhibitions
We have two events and show listings distributed in the UK at present.

The FoBBS events diary.
This is listed below, its for UK events only and lists all society shows and other bonsai events that we get informed about.  We as volunteers do our best to ensure that this is kept up to date with information when it is sent in. All events even non member society events can be listed.  Member societies get the option to add more information and details and will be given space for a write up after the event.  If your society has a poster that can be sent in to us promoting the event this will be included.

The WBFF Diary.
This diary is nothing to do with FoBBS however we work closely with WBFF and Kath Hughes who is currently the compiler for this diary.  This diary is for world events and only lists events that are considered of interest to a world wide audience. What is included in this listing is down to the committee of WBFF and not FoBBS.

If your event information is incorrect, please let us know so we can update it. If you have new information on society shows and events please contact the FoBBS Bonsai diary compiler Mark Moreland

To add or change any details please contact
Mark Moreland
Tel: 07850 771201
18th March 2018
Bonsai Car Boot Sale

Birmingham Botanicial Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 3TR.
Adm: FREE  0800-1200.hrs
Contact: Kim Turton
Text Only: 07760 186522

24th - 25th March 2018
Sutton Bonsai Club.
Wisley Gardens, Wisley Lane,
Wisley, Surrey. GU23 6QB
Adm: £ tba  1000-1630.hrs
Contact: Andy Jordan 
Tel: 07958 372101
8th April 2018
Expo Bonsai UK
Harlington Sports Centre, Pinkwell Lane,
Harlington, Middlesex. UB3 1PB.
Adm: £5   1000-1600.hrs
Contact: Mark Moreland
Tel: 07850 771201

15th April 2018
Bonsai Traders Association
Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry. CV8 3FL.
Adm: FREE  1000-1700.hrs
Contact: Corin Tomlinson
Tel: 0115 9205757

6th - 7th May 2018
Accrington Bonsai Society Spring Show
Gordon Riggs Garden Centre
Rochdale Road
Todmorden, OL14 7TJ
Contact: 01706 813374

13th May 2018 
Surrey Heath Bonsai Show
Lord Pirbright Hall, The Green, Pirbright, Surrey. GU24 0JE.
Adm £2/£1 1000-1600.hrs
Contact: Chris Rhodes
Tel: 01276 20893

20th May 2018 
South Staffs Open Show

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 
10am - 4pm 
Exhibits Invited from individuals with quality trees.
Contact: Malcolm Hughes 

20th May 2018
Middlesex Bonsai Show
Woodford Hall, Poplars Close, Ruislip,
Middlesex.HA4 7BU.
Adm: £2 1030-1545.hrs
Contact: Roger Gibbs
Tel: 07542 594557
25-28th May 2018
Greenwood 40th Anniversary Event
Ollerton, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PR.
Entry: Free 1000-1700.hrs
Contact: Corin Tomlinson
Tel: 0115 9205757
Email: office&
28th May 2018
Accrington Bonsai Society - One Day Show -
Great Harwood Show

2nd - 3rd June
Wirral Bonsai Early Show
Port Sunlight Garden Centre,
The Causeway,
Port Sunlight
Wirral, CH62 5DY
Free Admission. Open Times 9.30-17.00 & 10.00-15.30
Contact: Andy Hardman 07513 953646

3rd June 2017
Chiltern Bonsai Show
Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow,
Buckinghamshire. SL7 1DD.
Adm: £2  0930-1600.hrs
Contact: Amnon Paldi
Tel: 07801 183316
Bonsai displays by both Chiltern and other local clubs, as well as a display by the Bristish Suiseki Club. Sales of trees, books and pots, including speciality pots.
Workshop demonstrations by Harry Harrington.

9-10th June 2018
Mid-Herts Bonsai Club Show
Kingsbury Barn, Branch Road,
St Albans.. Hertfordshire. AL3 4SE.
Adm: Free 1100-1700.hrs
Contact: Geoff Conybeare
Tel: 07528 614826
10th June 2018 
Bonai South West Show.
The Pavilion, The Esplanade,
Exmouth.EX8 2AZ.
Adm: £2.50. 1000-1630.hrs
Contact: Brian Mackichan
Tel: 01392 437525

10th June 2018
Eastbourne & Wealden Bonsai Show
Herstmonceus Village Hall,  Herstmoncues,
East Sussex. BN27 4JX.
Adm: £2.50 1000-1600.hrs
Contact: Brian Dale
Tel: 01323 731369
14th-17th June 2018
BBC Gardeners World

17th June
Art of Bonsai South Wales
River Front Newport
Opp Friars Walk & Kingsway Shopping
Admission £3.00 Open Times: 10.00-16.00
Contact: Keith Wilson
Tel: 07866 426785

23rd June 2018
Manchester Bonsai Show
Lymm United Reformed Church
Brookside Road
Admission: Adults £3.00 Children £2.00
Open Times: 10.00-16.00 hrs
23rd & 24th June 2018
Bedfordshire Bonsai Society Show
Poplars Garden Centre, Harlington Road, Bedfordshire. LU5 6HE.
Contact: John Trinder
07860 682161

23rd & 24th June 2018
Accrington Bonsai Society Show
Haworth Art Gallery
Haworth Park
Accrington, BB5 2JS
Tel: 01254 233782

24th June 2018
Bristol Bonsai Show
Failand Village Hall, Oxhouse Lane,
Failand, BS8 3TS.
Adm:  Adults £4 Under 16s £2
Times: 1000-1630.hrs
Contact: Dan Barton 
Tel: 07914 806444
1st July 2018
Salisbury Bonsai  30th Anniversary Show
Salisbury Auction Centre, Netherhampton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP2 8RH.
Adm: £ tba,  Times: 1000-1700.hrs
Contact: Rita Molland
Tel: 01722 336401
7-8th July 2018 
Chichester Bonsai Club Show
Manor Nursery, Pagham Road, Runcton,
Chichester. PO20 1LJ.
£ FREE  1000-1700 & 1000-1500.hrs
Contact: Frank Weaver
Tel: 01243 586195
8th July 2018
North London Bonsai Group Summer Show
Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane,
Enfield, Middlesex. EN1 4RQ.
Adm: £6 1000-1600.hrs
Contact: Ray Powell
Tel:07927 346294

29th July 2018
Staverton Bonsai Table Top Sale
39 Staverton
Wiltshire, BA14 6PA
Open Times: 10.00-16.00hrs
Contact: Chris Jefferys
Tel: 07954 820970

11th & 12th August 2018
Accrington Bonsai Society Show
Barton Grange Garden Centre
Garstand Road,
Brock Preston, PR3 5AA
Tel: 01995 642900
25th - 27th August 2018
Wirral Bonsai Main Show
Gordale Garden Centre
Chester High Road
South Wirral, CH64 8TF
Admission: Free
Open Times: 9.30-17.30 / 10.00-16.30 / 9.30-16.00hrs
Contact: Andy Hardman
Tel: 07513953646

9th September 2018
Bonsai In THe Park
Lupton House
Churston Ferrers
Devon, TQ5 LD
Admission & Times TBA

9th September 2018 
East Anglian Bonsai Show
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
Suffolk, IP5 1JF
Admission: TBA
Open Times: 10.30-16.00hrs
Contact: Dave FRyer
Tel: 07749 801297

14-16th Sep 2018
Greenwood Bonsai Bash Show
Ollerton, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PR.
Entry: Free 1000-1700.hrs
Contact: Corin Tomlinson
Tel: 0115 9205757
Email: office&

23rd September 2018
Autumn Shohin Exhibition & Car Boot Sale
Markham Grange Nursery
Long Lands Lane
Doncaster, DN5 7XB
Open Times: 10.00-15.30hrs
Contact: Daryl Harris
Tel: 07821192947

28th October 2018
Bonsai Traders Association

Doncaster Deaf Trust
Leger Way
Doncaster, DN2 6AY
Admission; Free
Open Times: 10.00-16.00hrs
Contact: Corin Tomlinson
Tel: 01159 205757
Please check info before travelling any great distance

To add or change any details please contact
Mark Moreland
Tel: 07850 771201 or

2019 Show Dates

20th October 2019

Heathrow Bonsai Show
Harlington Sports Centre,
Pinkwell Lane,
Middlesex. UB3 1PB.
Adm: £3 Children -12 FREE   1000-1600.hrs
Contact: Mark Moreland
Tel: 07850 771201

6&7th July 2019
Chichester Bonsai Club Show
Manor Nursery, Pagham Road, Runcton,
Chichester. PO20 1LJ.
£ FREE  1000-1700 & 1000-1500.hrs
Contact: Frank Weaver
Tel: 01243 586195

9th June 2019 
Bonai South West Show.
The Pavilion, The Esplanade,
Exmouth.EX8 2AZ.
Adm: £2.50. 1000-1630.hrs
Contact: Brian Mackichan
Tel: 01392 437525

19th May 2019
Middlesex Bonsai Show
Woodford Hall, Poplars Close, Ruislip,
Middlesex.HA4 7BU.
Adm: £2 1030-1545.hrs
Contact: Roger Gibbs
Tel: 07542 594557

12th May 2019
Surrey Heath Bonsai Show
Lord Pirbright Hall, The Green, Pirbright, Surrey. GU24 0JE.
Adm £2/£1 1000-1600.hrs
Contact: Chris Rhodes
Tel: 01276 20893
2020 Show Dates

14th June 2020
Bonai South West Show.
The Pavilion, The Esplanade,
Exmouth.EX8 2AZ.
Adm: £2.50. 1000-1630.hrs
Contact: Brian Mackichan
Tel: 01392 437525

4th - 5th July 2020
Chichester Bonsai Club Show
Manor Nursery, Pagham Road, Runcton,
Chichester. PO20 1LJ.
£ FREE  1000-1700 & 1000-1500.hrs
Contact: Frank Weaver
Tel: 01243 586195

Please check info before travelling any great distance
To add or change any details please contact
Mark Tel: 07850.771201 or

Society Programmes 2018
Send your society programmes to to have them included in the next edition.
Ambion Bonsai Club - Programme 2018
25th January
22nd February
30th March
26th April
31st May
28th June
26th July
30th August
27th September
25th October
29th November
David Cheshire - Tokanoma Explained
Tokanoma Display / Competition
Malcolm Hughes - Cedars
Corin Tomlinson - Flowering Trees
Members Tree Competition
Members BBQ
Neil Kenney - Maples Myth Busting
Mark Skann - Critique of members trees
Autumn Show
AGM and Christmas Party
Midland Bonsai Society - Programme 2018
4th January
1st February 
1st March
5th April 
3rd May
7th June 
5th July
2nd August  
6th September 
4th October 
1st November  
6th December
Mark Skan - Roving workshop     Winter Images
Bring and Buy/Auction     Favourite pot
David Cheshire - Junipers
Workshop     Spring foliage 
Graham Catt - Acers
Workshop     Satsuki Azaleas
Malcolm Hughes - Show winners and second place trees
Workshop Accent plants and bonsai stands
Corin Tomlinson - Your favourite tree
Video Presentation     Autumn colour
Member’s Forum     Pines
A . G . M. & Social with Photo Display     Any Tree
Southend Bonsai Society - Programme 2018
18th January
15th February
15th March
24th March
19th April
21-22nd April
17th May
10th June
21st June
19th July
1-5th August
16th August
8-9th September
20th September
18th October
21st October
15th November
13th December
Annual General Meeting
Workshop - repotting
Workshop - repotting
Late Winter Show 10.30-4pm
Phil Johnson - Netsuke
RHS Display RHS Hyde Hall Spring Plant Fair
Dave Smith & Dave Wilson - Making artificial rocks
Display at the Japanese Auto Matsuri Show
Marguerita Wilson - Talk on Bee Keeping 
Steve McKee - Cultivating and displaying accent plants
Display at RHS Hyde Hall
Workshop - Tree Styling
Display at East Anglia Bonsai Society Show
Melanie Collins - Talk on Hostas
Workshop - Focus on Pines
Display at Heathrow Bonsai Show
Workshop - Preparing trees for winter
Christmas Dinner
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Expo Bonsai UK 2018. 
April 8th. 2018.  10.00am - 4.00pm. 
Admission: £5.
Harlington Sports Centre, Pinkwell Lane, Harlington. UB3 1PB.
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