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Hyper Japan Festival, Olympia London,

Friday 15th Sunday 17th July

Congratulations and thanks should go to members of three local Bonsai Societies from the South East Region who staged this show on behalf of FoBBS a display 10 meters x 8 meters at Olympia in London.

The show is a mixture of the traditional and the new vibrant Japan portraying life in Japan.

A few of the accents or companion plants used in the display to compliment the trees

Peter Liess wishes to thank the team for their hard work and long hours over the four days, I think we all had a lot off enjoyment from the show.

  • Chris Durne & Daniel, Bonsai Kai
  • Mark & Ming Moreland, Middlesex Society
  • Tony McKenzie, Glenda Liess, Thom Undrell, Alex Cheong & Ray, Brunston Sussex Bonsai Group
  • Darren, Sutton Bonsai Society

Tatton Park RHS Show 19 July 19 2016

On the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures exceeding 33°C two bonsai societies, Cheshire and Manchester as well as two bonsai traders, North of England Bonsai and Derbyshire Bonsai excelled themselves in staging high quality exhibits at this prestigious show. Judging took place in the heat of the day, but the RHS judges including Reg Bolton and Malcolm Hughes, remained calm and all bonsai exhibits received high awards. Both traders earned well deserved Gold Awards, whilst Cheshire received a top Silver Gilt and Manchester received a Silver. All excellent awards and surely showing the very high standard of bonsai in the UK.

Cheshire Bonsai Society

Manchester Bonsai Society

North of England Bonsai

South Staffs Bonsai Society Exhibit at Gardeners World Live, June 2016

Congratulations to the South Staffs team led by Mark Bentley who designed and assembled the bonsai display for this years’ Gardeners’ World Live, held this week at the National Exhibition Centre. This was the second occasion that the Society had put on a display of their own. Last year under, The Royal Horticultural Society, they achieved a Gold Medal Award. This year the Organising body has changed to ‘River Street Productions’ and the award system had altered slightly and the top award changed to a Platinum Award, which we were successful in achieving.

This years’ stand consisted of a central tokonoma containing a large and sculptured juniper with a mountain scroll and similarly following the mountain concept, a suiseki mountain stone on a stand. On either side of the tokonoma were 12 feet extensions on 2 levels exhibiting trees and accents. A very worthy stand, deserving of its’ top class award and greatly admired by the many thousands attending the event.

The entire stand

Left side

Right side

The much cursed pillar, which we were told was 4 inches square!!??

The Tokonoma

The WBFF Convention in Saitama next April

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