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Annual General Meetings 2016 - 17

Sunday, the March 12th , twenty-two member societies were represented at the FoBBS and FNBC AGM’s held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Following the presentation of accounts and reports by the respective chairman, Malcolm Hughes and Barry Walker, the Committee stood down in order that a new Committee be elected.

All the former Committee members of both organisations were re-elected whilst two additional members were elected to the FoBBS Committee, namely Mark and Ming Moreland (proposed by Middlesex Bonsai Society, seconded by Surrey Heath Bonsai Society).

The chairmen expressed their thanks to their respective committees for all the work done during the previous year. The members of the two newly elected committees are as follows:

FoBBS: Elected members: Denise Baum-Pick
  David Cheshire
  Judith Davison
  Peter Fielding
  Malcolm Hughes
  Mark Moreland
  Ming Moreland
Co-opted members: Reg Bolton
  Keith Wilson
Ex-officio members: Kath Hughes (Administrator)
  Nigel Wright (Webmaster)
The first committee meeting of this new year will be held at 11.00 am on Sunday, 7 May at ‘The Woodlands’, Sutton Coldfield.
FNBC Committee: David Cheshire
  Malcolm Hughes
  Kim Turton
  Barry Walker
  Vic Yeomans
Botanical Gardens Rep: Wyl Durrant

Bonsai Boot Sale 12 March 2017
Preceding the AGM

This saw 30 boots set up at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens car park for another Annual Boot Sale, raising funds for the National Bonsai Collection.  The weather was kind and, as is so often the case, trade was brisk.  The event made a record £600.00 towards the running and maintenance of the Collection.  Thanks to all those who participated and especially to Kim Turton for organising the event.

Swindon & District 'Winter Image Show'
February 2017

The Winter Image Show hosted by the Swindon and District Bonsai Society is always highly anticipated by bonsai folk as it is the first large UK show of the season and the show this year was no disappointment. This was particularly heartening as this is the 40th year of the Society.

The atmosphere in the show was really friendly with much knowledgeable conversation taking place between the hundreds of attendees viewing the stunning tree displays. The standard and quality of the trees with the attention to detail in the presentation was superb.

The traders areas were well represented and doing brisk business in all the large variety of bonsai requisites that we have grown to expect at a major show.



Reg Bolton receiving an award celebrating his 40 years
of support for the Swindon and District Bonsai Society


There were 14 contestants from 14 countries who competed for the title EBA New Talent winner for 2017 at the highly successful EBA Convention and Noelanders Trophy at Genk Belgium. This occurred on Saturday, 4 February 2017.   All contestants had similar junipers of a good quality to work on, with 3 hours to transform the trees.

The winning tree for 2017 was No. 14 from Italy.  The tree representing UK was No 2, styled very creditably by Duncan Heild of North Staffs and Stoke Bonsai Society who was placed fourth.


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

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