Swindon Winter Image Show
Sunday, 24th February 2013

It is a year since the last ‘Winter Image’ show yet it only seems a few weeks – I must be getting old; time passes far too quickly.

Something is happening to British bonsai – it is increasingly obvious that the standard of trees is improving suddenly and rapidly.

The quality of the trees exhibited at this event was truly very good indeed. Many there measured up to Noelanders show quality. In fact, several had received major awards at Noelanders both this year and last.

Despite the chilly conditions, the crowds turned up from all around the country and were all very enthusiastic in their praise for the event. Brilliant trees; a happy friendly atmosphere and plenty to purchase.  What more could our enthusiast ask for? – they got what they came for.

Congratulations to Swindon & District Bonsai Society – you have done it again; we know just how much work went into making it such a smooth and rewarding day.

‘Winter Image’ Awards:

1. Best shohin or composition: Mark & Ritta Cooper
2. Best deciduous tree: Simon Temblett
3. Best evergreen tree:  Mark Cooper
4. Best chuhin: Chrissie Leigh-Walker
5. Best Society display: New Dawn Bonsai Society
6. Best tree-pot combination John Pitt
7. Best accent:  Simon Temblett
     
Overall Winner:   Simon Temblett


Chrissie Leigh Walker best chuhin
Chrissie Leigh Walker best chuhin

John Pitt best tree pot combination
John Pitt best tree pot combination

M & R Cooper best shohin
M & R Cooper best shohin


Mark Coopers best evergreen with overal display
Mark Coopers best evergreen with overal display


New Dawn 1 best society
New Dawn 1 best society


New Dawn 2 best society
New Dawn 2 best society



Other exhibits 1


Other exhibits 2

Other exhibits 2

 

Other exhibits 3

Other exhibits 3

 

Other exhibits 4

Other exhibits 4

 

Simon Temblett best deciduous & overall winner

 

Alex - Best Club

 

AoM

 

AoM

 

AoM

 

AoM John B

 

Chrissie LW - Best Chuhin

 

Dave J - Roll of Honour

 

John P - Best tree pot combo.

 

Mark Best Evergreen

 

Mark Best Shohin

 

Reg & Co

 

Simon - Best in Show, Best Deciduous

 

Simon T - Best Accent

 

 

 

Swindon Paul B