Harry Tomlinson: 1943 – 2014
It is with deep regret that we learn of the death of Harry Tomlinson. Harry died early on the morning of March 2nd, 2014, having been suffering during recent years from Alzheimer’s.
Many will remember him as a dedicated bonsai artist and owner of Greenwood Gardens on the edge of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham. Back in the early 1980’s, he was instrumental in helping establish the Federation of British Bonsai Societies and was, for a short period, its’ Chairman. He was also a director of Bonsai Clubs International.
But for many, he is best remembered as a teacher and demonstrator of bonsai, giving lectures and running workshops. His skills were passed on not only to bonsai enthusiasts within this country but in many countries abroad and he appeared as a demonstrator in many conventions, notably in Europe and the United States. In addition to his creative approach to bonsai, he will also be remembered for his great sense of humour and the articles and books he wrote over his years. He frequently exhibited his bonsai, gaining awards both in Britain and Japan, and over a number of years, was a judge of the bonsai section at the famous annual R.H.S. Chelsea Flower Show as well as other shows.
Any letters of condolence should be sent to Greenwood Bonsai Studio where there will also be a Book of Condolence, alongside many of the trees that he created. The funeral will be a quiet family affair but a memorial service is intended to be held at a later date.
If you would like to contact Corin, his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman, Federation of British Bonsai Societies.
Following a family funeral, a memorial will be held on Tuesday, 11 March at 12 noon. Anybody wishing to attend please contact Corin for details of venue and to be added to attendance list.