Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

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Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  bonsai monkey on Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:56 pm

Kent Bonsai, North West Kent & Maidstone Bonsai Clubs are proud to announce a Tri-Club Show to take place in 2012. To my knowledge this is the 1st time this has been attempted and we are hopeful that this event will attract bonsai enthusiasts from the South East of England and beyond.

Celebrating Kent Bonsai - Showcasing Bonsai in the Garden of England
will take place on Sunday 27th May 2012, at Lenham Community Centre, Lenham, Kent.

The show will bring together what we hope will be the best display of Bonsai in Kent for many years, if ever, along with Club displays and respected Bonsai Traders. From pots to accents, nursery material to bonsai sundries this event will cover hopefully all aspects of the art of Bonsai.
Although still in its early stages I would like to invite everyone to put a note in their diary for what I hope will be the Bonsai event in the South East.

Further details will be posted from time to time but if you require anymore info or could offer me some advice either email me at simon@haddons.eu or PM me.

Thanks for your time and I hope to see some of you at my “home” of Bonsai,
Regards,
Simon

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Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  Guest on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:47 am

Hello Simon. Sounds like an excellent idea to me. The Norfolk, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds clubs used to show together for a few years. They were good shows with bags of enthusiasm.

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  bonsai monkey on Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:38 pm

Update
The preparation for Celebrating Kent Bonsai is moving on a pace and I can now confirm the following:

The British Shohin will be in attendance with a high quality display of smaller sized Bonsai along with a Demo and Clinic by John Armitage.

Traders
Lee Verhorevoort (Bonsai)
Stone Monkey Ceramics (Quality Bonsai Pots)
Windy Bank Bonsai (Bonsai)
Bryan Albright (Handmade Bonsai Pots of distinction)
The Complete Bonsai Store (Bonsai & Sundries)
SUTEKI Accents (some monkey selling weeds in eggcups!)

Further News and info as and when it becomes available,
Regards,
Simon


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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  bonsai monkey on Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:03 pm

Celebrating Kent Bonsai Show – News
This is a very exciting event as it will be the 1st time ever that all three of the Clubs in Kent (Kent, North West Kent & Maidstone) will have exhibited together in one place. Nestled in the picturesque Kent countryside, Lenham is a medieval village and will play host to the Show. With easy access from the motorway system, it is under an hour from the M25 and Kent coast, and under 15 minutes from the M20 at junction 8, so a convenient and easy to find location. With local attractions, including Leeds Castle, only a stone’s throw away a visit to CKB is a perfect way to spend a wonderful day in the Garden of England. The event itself promises to be a true bonsai-fest with quality trees and traders from the South East along with an informative demo from John Armitage of the BSA.

The Exhibition will consist of over 80 of the best trees in the counties 3 Clubs divided into main exhibit and a “Best Club Display” section all of which I’m sure will be hotly contested. In addition to this the British Shohin Association will be in attendance with a stunning display of Shohin trees. Andy Pearson of Stone Monkey Ceramics has kindly produced and donated the wonderful trophies for the main categories that will be awarded to the lucky winners. The BSA has also kindly agreed to present a special Shohin award. John has also generously agreed to do a demo for us which will be split into two parts with a demo in the morning followed by a tree clinic in the afternoon.

I know that this date clashes with the Magical Bonsai Accents Show in Bristol but I do hope that some more easterly IBC'ers can make it,
Kindest Regards,
Simon

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  geoff on Thu May 24, 2012 9:25 am

Just a reminder for members wanting a good day out this Sunday 27th May, Celebrating Kent Bonsai is being held at Lenham,ME17 2QT. Plenty of good trees, traders and refreshment available.
Hope to see you there.
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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  Daniel J. on Fri May 25, 2012 1:39 pm

Now I live in Swanley is somewhere near cheers
maybe someone will take me because I still do not know the area

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  Stone Monkey on Fri May 25, 2012 10:24 pm

Daniel

You have to come its is not far. How about tagging along with someone from the Swanley Bonsai club?

Looking forward to Sunday, good weather, good bonsai and good friends

See you all there

Regards

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Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  The Lad on Sat May 26, 2012 10:48 am

[i]hi Everyone

On behalf of Wirral Bonsai Society and myself CONGRATULATIONS on putting together a Tri-Club Show involving The Kent Bonsai, North West Kent & Maidstone Bonsai Clubs on Sunday the 27th.I am sure it will be a HUGE SUCCESS.for everyone NOWTHAT all the hard work,sleepless nights,worrying if it will all come together on the day and with the sun-shining it will be a FANTASTIC DAY
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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  Daniel J. on Sat May 26, 2012 1:41 pm

some do not know how to get to your shows, like I said I'm new in England Evil or Very Mad scratch

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  bonsai monkey on Mon May 28, 2012 2:01 pm

We had a fantastic day and a full report and follows will follow.
Here's a couple of snap shots






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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  Rui Marques on Mon May 28, 2012 2:58 pm

Last photo: SUTEKI scratch

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  bonsai monkey on Tue May 29, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi Rui "SUTEKI" is my business name for my pots & plantings!

Anyho, here is the first batch of pictures, the Winners!!

Best Large Tree

Geoff P's Hawthorn

Best Chuhin

Geoff P's Juniper Squamata

Best Shohin Composition

Les Storey (booooooooo!!!)

Best Individual Shohin (Sponsored by the BSA)

Elm Raft of Mick P

Peoples Choice Award


Mick P's Larch

Photos kindly supplied by MBS Club member Boris. More to follow........................ Very Happy

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  bonsai monkey on Tue May 29, 2012 2:30 pm

Main Hall overview - the calm before the storm!
















more to follow shortly...........................

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  Stone Monkey on Wed May 30, 2012 5:45 am

Thanks to all who made this event possible it was fantastic and a great achievement made by all. From the man and the top to those behind the scenes thank you for all you did to make this first of a kind event possible and a success. I am very proud to be associated with you all and lucky to call you friends. I loved every minute and so did my daughter selling my pots, even if I did have to pay her for a days work Sad

OK now that the slush is outta the way can I hear anyone shouting CKB2 Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  chris on Wed May 30, 2012 7:31 am

Hi Simon,

Looks like it was a good day with some great trees.

Well done

Regards Chris

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Re: Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

Post  marc74 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:58 am

2 years too late


same again next year please


found this post after trying to find a local club.
North and maidstone meet when I work late Sad

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