Swindon & District Bonsai Society
11th ‘Winter Image’ Bonsai Show
Sunday 24 February 2013
10.30am – 4.30pm
Stratton Community Centre
Stratton St Margaret
Further details www.swindon-bonsai.co.uk or Tel. 07982 401103
This year the Swindon Club’s Honorary President, Reg Bolton, gained yet another Gold Medal at The Chelsea Flower Show, the 5th in succession. tTe majority of the trees came from the Swindon Club……..so this forthcoming show is a good opportunity for local residents to view trees that have been regularly displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show as well as large gardening events throughout the UK and in Europe.
Again, enthusiasts from all over the UK will be attending Swindon for this show. The numbers attending this event has steadily grown and this year’s show is planned to be even bigger. There is a designated demonstration and bonsai clinic area with John Armitage, a well known artist in the Art of Bonsai.
It is one of the few Bonsai shows in Britain that is held during the winter months. The trees take on a different image without their leaves. Although the general gardener sometimes doesn’t understand the ‘Art of Bonsai’, most enjoy seeing the hard work that is put into the presentation of the displays.
As well as trees from the Swindon club, there are exhibits from 15 other clubs and societies, as well as 8 Specially invited exhibitors and 15 traders supplying everything for the Bonsai enthusiast.
For further information, please contact Paul Bowerbank, Chairman, Swindon & District Bonsai Society
Tel: 07982 401103