Swindon Bonsai Show

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Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Richard S on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:08 pm

Hi folks

I was at a bit of a loose end today so I thought I'd pop down to Swindon to cast an eye over the Swindon & District Bonsai Club's winter show.

Well I say "pop", it was a 340 mile round trip! Still what else was I going to do on a dull Sunday in February?

Anyhow, joking aside it was a great show, excellent quality trees, nicely presented. There were demos going on in a side room and plenty of trade stands selling trees, pots and other accessories. I bought myself a couple of pots from Walsall and Daniel Butler (which if the weather stays like it is will have trees in them within the fortnight) and all this for a £5 entrance fee!

Congratulations to the organisers I had a great time, very inspiring. It seemed popular with everyone else as well judging by the lack of parking space and the crowds in the hall. Well worth the motorway miles and I can definitely see me coming next year (assuming it's a annual event).

Unlike with some shows ( Wink ) they don't appear to mind you taking a few photos either so here's a small random sample of snaps I took. I'm sure others will have better quality images but forum posts without photos can be a bit boring so I'll stop typing and post a few images.

Here you go,



















Regards

Richard

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:37 pm

Thanks for the comments Richard............see you next year then, cause it is an annual event, it will possibly be the 22nd Feb [needs to be confirmed with the centre]

As long as we don't get too many complaints from the locals about the parking, we don't have any control how visitors park!!!

I hope that you don't mind but I will add a few of my photos to your post to save opening another, I will try not to duplicate

















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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:39 pm





And my little accent............ I meant to go back and get more accents but ran out of time.... :132doh:



Another accent by Marcus


And Ritta's lovely accent

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Nomiyama Bonsai on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Looks like a great show with lots of nice trees. Thanks for taking the time to post all of these pictures.

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:27 pm

Thanks for your comment Chris. These are just a small selection as I was busy doing other things and didn't get a chance to photo them all


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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Richard S on Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 pm

Thanks for posting more pictures Paul. There really were a lot of excellent trees on display!

As if that wasn't enough, here's some more (again just a random selection), hopefully no duplicates.



















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Richard

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  chris on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Here is the Dragon bonsai society's two displays at the show, the larch is from Andy and the Elm is from Mike








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Post  chris on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:51 pm






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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Peter E. on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:36 pm

My favourite,



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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:06 pm

I agree Peter......it was a lovely tree and also a great pot for it


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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  JudyB on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:44 pm

Wow, you guys really had a great show. Thanks so much for the photos, - more please sirs!

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:10 pm

Jaw dropping gorgeous trees; beautiful. I'm taken by the Shimpaku over rock, and the Western Hemlock, and the Literati Pine!  Very Happy 

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  marc74 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:21 pm

Maybe next year. Seemed a bit far for me.. not really in Kent but not prepared for it

Any future UK events this year hopefully in the south?

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  fiona on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:02 am

Some details here, Marc.

http://www.fobbsbonsai.co.uk/diary.htm

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Jonsai on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:56 am

https://i57.servimg.com/u/f57/18/61/74/26/pine10.jpg

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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  Jonsai on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:58 am

Peter E. wrote:My favourite,




This tree was by far the most interesting bonsai in my opinion at the show. incredible movement and potential, wish it was mine!


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Re: Swindon Bonsai Show

Post  dan butler on Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:05 am

such a great event all round. Worth any amount of miles to get their, some amazing trees and displays, i have a thing for the blackthorn, and have got to say a well done to dragon bonsai my home club for a great display i do like a bit of heavy metal!!

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