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The trustees of the Scottish National Bonsai collection have put forward a schedule for workdays on the National Collection for the coming year which will be the last Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in or just check out what is going on. Check out the National Bonsai Collection link for more information

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Bonsai Events

Event -  National Collection Open Day
  27/08/2017 13:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Binny Plants, Ecclesmachan, Uphall  
  EH52 6NL  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details 01324 823011  
  The Japanese Consul General, Mr Matsunaga will be joining us, we usually have wine and nibbles, some tree sales and a raffle so come along and enjoy a nice day out.
 
Event -  Cupar Flower Show
  19/08/2017 10:00 - 16:30 Bonsai Show Tree
  Flower Show  
  Corn Exchange Cupar  
   
Contact Wanda Wheelans  
Details secretary@cuparflowershow.co.uk  
  Please note start time in Upper Hall is 11.00am. The Fife Bonsai Society will be hosting a number of demonstrations throughout the day and they will be on hand to offer help or provide advice. You can go to www.cuparflowershow.co.uk where you can download the schedule and entry form
 
Event -  Ayr & District Flower Show
  18/08/2017 - 19/08/2017 10:00 - 17:00 Link to Event URL
   
  Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Rd, Ayr  
  KA8 0JE  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details 07799477895  
  This 2-day local flower show replaces the old Ayr Flower Show, the cancellation of which was announced in March this year. It will be a mainly horticultural show with related traders. It will not include many of the food, charity and and ancillary sales activities which were part of the old show. It has been put together with very short notice and very little resource in an effort to keep this part of Ayr's heritage alive. However, it will include bonsai, represented by the Ayrshire Group and also by Wattston Bonsai. In addition there is a new pot maker on the scene who may be worth looking out for. The £5 entry fee reflects its smaller and more focused content but, with a programme of entertainment included, it will be well worth a visit.
Online http://www.ayranddistrictflowershow.co.uk
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland
  02/06/2017 - 04/06/2017 09:30 - 18:00 Bonsai Show Tree
  National gardening event  
  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston  
  EH28 8NB  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details 01324 823011  
  Gardening Scotland will be held on 2nd, 3rd & 4th June. It would be good to see as many members' trees in the Competition Classes as possible. You can bring your trees along on Wednesday 31st May. If you enter a tree/s and are willing to do a stint on one of the stands you will receive a free day ticket for each day you are able to be there to participate.
 
Event -  Scottish Bonsai Association National Exhibition
  13/05/2017 10:00 - 16:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Mayfield Centre, St. Ninians, Stirling  
  FK7 0BD  
Contact John Morris  
Details johnmorris283@btinternet.com  
  Clubs will have access for set-up at 08.00. The doors will open to the public at 10.00. This is the SBA’s set-piece event of the year where all the clubs will have a chance to exhibit some of their best trees, to meet and discuss with other club members and to publicise the hobby to interested members of the public. There will be four traders attending and the show will include a demonstration by Peter Foele. Lunches and snacks on sale. Entrance is free to SBA members. The exhibition will close at 16.00 and the building should be vacated by 17.00
 
Event -  McLarens Display Event
  29/04/2017 10:00 - 16:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  McLarens Nursery  
  G78 4DN  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details 07799477895  
  On Saturday 29th April the Ayrshire Group will be putting on a display and demonstration at McLarens Nursery (Lochlibo Rd, Uplawmoor, Glasgow G78 4DN – Google map attached) which is about 10-15 minutes south west of the Barrhead/Newton Mearns area of Glasgow. This will last from 10.00 to 16.00 and , in addition to the display the owners have agreed that anyone presenting their SBA membership card will receive a 10% discount on any purchases on the day. For those who have not been to McLarens it is a huge commercial nursery with lots of trees suitable for development as bonsai so why not go along and take a look.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Workshop Weekend
  25/03/2017 - 26/03/2017 10:00 - 16:30 Bonsai Show Tree
  Workshop  
  Fankerton Village Hall by Denny  
  FK6 5HJ  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith tel 01324 823011  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  Forth Valley's Workshop weekend. Cost is £20.00 including lunch and other refreshments per person per day. Places are filling up fast so anyone interested will be included on a first come first served basis. Observers can join us for £4.50 per person per day, this also includes lunch etc.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Dig
  18/03/2017 11:00 Descriptive bonsai image
  Yamadori collection  
  Flanders Moss  
  FK8 3QQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy and Marion Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  We have what has become an annual event, The Dig at Flanders Moss where we go along and collect trees to help return the moss to it's original condition. Start time is 11.00 am until you have had enough. Bring your own refreshments as the nearest cafe is a mile or so away.
 
Event -  Robert Porch Talk/Critique
  02/03/2017 19:30 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Almond Valley Heritage Centre Livingston  
  EH54 7AR  
Contact Lee Purdie  
Details purdie4@btinternet.com  
  For our March meeting, we have Robert Porch coming as our guest speaker. Members from other clubs very welcome as always. £4 gets you an evening benefitting from Robert's expertise, as well as tea/coffee and biccies. Nothing on the telly, so come along.
 
Event -  Bonsai Winter Image Display
  08/01/2017 11:00 - 15:30 Link to Event URL
   
  Savoy Park Hotel, Ayr  
  KA7 2UT  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details 07799477895  
  The Ayrshire Group will host our fourth annual Winter Image Display. All S.B.A. members are invited to attend and display their trees. This is the one chance we have in the year to share our winter images amongst ourselves and with interested members of the public so we are hoping for good participation from all SBA members. Due to problems with our normal venue we have moved the event to The Savoy Park Hotel in Ayr. This has good facilities (similar in size to our normal venue), easy access and good parking. The hotel will also provide soup & sandwich and tea/coffee for guests. The plan is to start to bring in trees from 11.00 onwards. There is side access via Savoy Park so trees can be brought in without going via the main reception area.
Online http://www.savoypark.com/
 
Event -  SBA Members' Bonsai Boot Sale
  06/11/2016 13:00 - 17:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Broompark Centre, Denny  
  FK6 6NP  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  For members to buy and sell any bonsai-related items. Break from 2 till 4 for AGM. All items to be clearly labelled with seller's name and price. Some food available.
 
Event -  National Collection Open Day
  28/08/2016 13:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Binny Plants, Ecclesmachan, W. Lothian.  
  EH52 6NL  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  The Japanese Consul General will be attending the Open Day.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  21/08/2016 11:00 - 16:30 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road Currie  
  EH41 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along to work on your trees, in a friendly atmosphere. Tea and coffee provided Postcode is for Sainsbury's petrol station
 
Event -  Ayrshire Bonsai Group Open Day
  14/08/2016 13:00 - 16:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Alloway Village Hall, Ayr  
  KA7 4PY  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  Ayrshire bonsai Group will be holding their annual open to the public day between 13.00 and 16.00 and hope that members will be able to come along and join us. Refreshments will be available and a workshop will be in progress throughout the day and some items will be on sale. All are welcome, so come along and have a blether with your Bonsai Pals.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Summer Sunday School
  14/08/2016 13:00 - 17:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Fankerton Hut, near Denny  
  FK6 5HY  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  Just come along and work on your trees.
 
Event -  Cupar Flower Show
  13/08/2016 10:00 - 16:30 Link to Event URL
   
  Corn Exchange, Cupar  
   
Contact Mrs Wanda Wheelans  
Details secretary@cuparflowershow.co.uk  
  Please note start time in Upper Hall is 11.00am. This year, the Fife Bonsai Society will be hosting a number of demonstrations throughout the day in the Lower Hall, and they have sponsored a number of Bonsai classes for all of you who may have a tree lurking around! Also, if you are new to the show, or are relatively new to growing, why not put your exhibits into the new NOVICE Section. If you are a little daunted by the open categories why not give this a go; enjoy it and see what happens.
Online http://www.cuparflowershow.co.uk/2016show.html
 
Event -  Ayr Flower Show
  05/08/2016 - 07/08/2016  Link to Event URL
   
  Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr  
  KA7 4NQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  The Ayrshire Bonsai Group will occupy a significant area for both a club display and an extensive competition section. We invite all enthusiasts from Scotland and the North of England to consider entering the competition which is open to all comers – including novices. Up to 5 trees may be entered for a fee of £6 and any number above 6 for £11. Entrants are entitled to a free day pass worth £15. Also there are small money prizes of between £1 and £5 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The Ayr Flower Show brochure (see P. 39 for Bonsai) and competition entry form can be downloaded at the Event URL. Alternatively you can use this extract from the brochure : http://www.scottishbonsai.org/files/Ayr%20Flower%20Show%200013.jpg Entry forms should be submitted by Friday 31st July. Thanks for your support.
Online http://www.ayrflowershow.org/trade
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  31/07/2016 11:00 - 16:30 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road Currie  
  EH41 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along for the day, or part of the day, to work on your trees in a friendly environment. Tea and coffee provided, bring your lunch. Postcode is for Sainsbury's petrol station
 
Event -  Forth Valley Summer Sunday School
  19/06/2016 13:00 - 17:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Fankerton Village Hut, near Denny  
  FK6 5HY  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  Added interest this year is that a former trader is coming down from Aberdeenshire with a quantity of his trees for sale at very good prices, I would urge all to take this chance to acquire some good material.
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland
  03/06/2016 - 05/06/2016 09:30 - 18:00 Descriptive bonsai image
  National gardening event  
  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston  
  EH28 8NB  
Contact Mike Rossi  
Details mikerossi@blueyonder.co.uk  
  Scottish Bonsai Association members' bonsai trees from tiny to large on competition and display stands. Display of National collection bonsai, and several other bonsai stands and traders in the main hall.
 
Event -  National Collection
  29/05/2016 - 30/10/2016 11:00 - 14:00 Link to Event URL
   
  Binny Plants  
  EH52 6NL  
Contact Margaret Macleod  
Details mmacleod32@hotmail.co.uk  
  The trustees of the National Collection meet at Binnys on the last Sunday of the month to maintain the bonsai of the collection and the enclosure where the Bonsai are housed. Members of the SBA and the general public are welcome to take a closer look, have the history explained and become involved in the care and maintenance of the collection. Outwith our regular monthly gathering volunteers for watering duty would be welcome. If interested in viewing the collection within business hours Binny Plants are open seven days a week.
Online www.binnyplants.com
 
Event -  Scottish Bonsai Association National Exhibition
  14/05/2016 see event text below Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Mayfield Centre, St. Ninians, Stirling  
  FK7 0BD  
Contact John Morris  
Details rjohn-morris@lineone.net  
  Clubs will have access for set-up at 08.00. The doors will open to the public at 10.00 and the official Welcome will take place at 11.00. This is the SBA’s set-piece event of the year where all the clubs will have a chance to exhibit some of their best trees, to meet and discuss with other club members and to publicise the hobby to interested members of the public. There will be four traders attending and the show will include a demonstration by Peter Foele. The exhibition will close at 16.00 and the building should be vacated by 17.00
 
Event -  Peter Warren Presentations
  30/04/2016 - 05/02/2016  Bonsai Show Tree
   
  various  
   
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  Peter Warren will visit Scotland for 3 days over the period 30 April to 2 May. On Saturday 30 April at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, he will give a presentation and lead a discussion on various aspects of the hobby. Entrance to the event is by ticket only and these will be available on sale up until 19 April. The price of entry is £15 and this includes a buffet lunch provided by the on-site cafeteria. On Sunday 1 May Peter will lead a hands-on workshop in Alloway Village Hall, Ayr and on Monday 2 May he will lead a workshop in Fankerton Village Hall, Nr. Denny. Peter Warren is an international renowned bonsai artist based in London who has spent six years as an apprentice to a Japanese bonsai master. Since completing his studies Peter has travelled worldwide teaching and working with bonsai collectors and enthusiasts to bring the best of Japanese bonsai to the rest of the world, and his creations are exhibited at the highest level in Japan, the US and Europe. Articles by peter have been extensively featured in Bonsai Focus, Kinbon, Bonsai Sekkai and International Bonsai magazines and he has recent completed a book “Bonsai” published by DK Publishing.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  13/03/2016 11:00 - 16:30 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
Contact Janice, Edinburgh convenor  
Details See Edinburgh Group contacts  
  This is the annual repotting Blether, where there is plenty of room to riddle your potting medium, wrestle your roots and repot your trees in a sociable atmosphere. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided, bring your own lunch. A small charge (£4) is made to cover hall rent
 
Event -  Winter Image Event
  10/01/2016 - 10/01/2016 9:30 - 15:00 Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Alloway Village Hall  
  KA7 4PY  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  On Sunday the 10th. of January 2016 at the Alloway Village Hall, Alloway the Ayrshire Group will hold our third annual Winter Image Display. All S.B.A. Groups are invited to attend and display their trees. We will begin the set up at nine thirty am. Trees in by ten fifteen am. Open to the Public at eleven am. and close the show at three thirty pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Any further information on the display can be obtained by E-mail from:- jeffbanning@btinternet.com
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  29/11/2015 - 29/11/2015 11am-4pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details See Edinburgh Club page  
  Come along and work on your trees, and chat to other bonsai enthusiasts. Tea and coffee provided, bring your own lunch. £3 for the session.
 
Event -  Tony Tickle day
  14/11/2015 - 14/11/2015 10am - 5pm Descriptive bonsai image
  Talk, demo & critique  
  Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling  
  FK8 2RQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  Tony Tickle will give a talk and demonstration on the development of some of his trees (native European Species), and a critique of some members' trees. The critique will be time-limited, and Tony will choose trees from the bonsai or potensai which members bring on the day. So come along and bring a tree so we can put on a show of SBA potential, and maybe yours will be chosen. Tickets, at £10 for SBA members and £15 for non-members, on sale from your group convenor, or from Roy Smith or Margaret Macleod.
 
Event -  The Bonsai Traders Association, Autumn Show
  18/10/2015 - 18/10/2015  Link to website
   
  Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley, Yorkshire  
  S74 8HJ  
  Online Map  
Contact Corin Tomlinson  
Details office@bonsai.co.uk  
  The perfect opportunity to get bonsai trees, tools, wire, pots, consumables, stands and much more from the countries leading bonsai traders. Also featuring an exhibition of great trees. The SBA Lanarkshire group will be contributing a shohin display to defend the trophy they won at this event in 2014.
Online www.bonsaitraders.org.uk
 
Event -  The 2nd Peter Foele Bonsai School exhibition
  18/10/2015 - 18/10/2015 1pm - 4pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Hopkirk Building, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow  
  G12 0UE  
  Online Map  
Contact Peter Foele  
Details 07886 527 205  
  The Peter Foele Bonsai School invites you to its second exhibition 'Bonsai Projects'. The exhibition will cover all stages from starting material to mature Bonsai. I will give a demonstration starting at 13.00 which will last for approximately 3 hours.
 
Event -  The 2nd Peter Foele Bonsai School exhibition
  18/10/2015 - 18/10/2015 1pm - 4pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Hopkirk Building, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow  
  G12 0UE  
  Online Map  
Contact Peter Foele  
Details 07886 527 205  
  The Peter Foele Bonsai School invites you to its second exhibition 'Bonsai Projects'. The exhibition will cover all stages from starting material to mature Bonsai. I will give a demonstration starting at 13.00 which will last for approximately 3 hours.
 
Event -  Bonsai Europa
  10/10/2015 - 11/10/2015  Link to website
  Bonsai Exhibition  
  Castle Armoury, Castle St, Bury  
  BL9 0LB  
  Online Map  
Contact Tony Tickle  
Details See director-profile page at Bonsai Europa website  
  A distinctive approach to Classical Bonsai from 8 young artists from across Europe who are demonstrating, bringing trees to show etc. Milan Karpíšek: Czech Republic, Nik Rozman: Slovenia, Chris Verdel: Holland, Sandor Papp: Hungary, Dirk Dabringhausen: Germany, Bartosz Warwas: Poland, Andrew Campbell: UK, Ofer Grunwald: Israel. Also featuring an exhibition of great trees, including a shohin display by the SBA Lanarkshire group.
Online https://bonsaieuropa.wordpress.com/
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  23/08/2015 - 23/08/2015 11am - 4pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details See Edinburgh Club page  
  Come along and work on your trees, and chat to other bonsai enthusiasts. Tea and coffee provided, bring your own lunch.
 
Event -  Ayr Flower Show
  07/08/2015 - 09/08/2015  Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Display  
  Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, Ayr  
  KA7 4NQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  The Ayrshire Bonsai Group will occupy a significant area for both a club display and an extensive competition section. We invite all enthusiasts from Scotland and the North of England to consider entering the competition which is open to all comers. Up to 5 trees may be entered for a fee of £6 and any number above 6 for £11. Entrants are entitled to a free day pass worth £15. Also there are small money prizes of between £1 and £5 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The Ayr Flower Show brochure (see P. 39 for Bonsai) and competition entry form can be downloaded at the Event URL. Entry forms should be submitted by Friday 31st July. Thanks for your support.
Online http://ayrflowershow.org/trade
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  26/07/2015 - 26/07/2015 11am - 4pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details See Edinburgh Club page  
  Come along and work on your trees, and chat to other bonsai enthusiasts. Tea and coffee provided, bring your own lunch.
 
Event -  Bonsai with Love
  14/06/2015 - 14/06/2015 10.00-16.30 Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane, Failand  
  BS8 3TS  
  Online Map  
Contact  
Details +44 (0) 1275 393 010  
  Exhibition in support of Cancer Research
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland
  29/05/2015 - 31/05/2015 9.30-18.00 Descriptive bonsai image
  National gardening event  
  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston  
  EH28 8NB  
  Online Map  
Contact Margaret MacLeod  
Details mmacleod32@hotmail.co.uk  
  Scottish Bonsai Association members' bonsai trees from tiny to large on competition and display stands. Display of National collection bonsai, and several other bonsai stands and traders in the main hall.
 
Event -  SBA National Exhibition
  17/05/2015 - 17/05/2015 10.00 - 16.00 Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Walker Hall, Troon  
  KA106EF  
  Online Map  
Contact Douglas McEchrean  
Details 07958145490  
  This years exhibition will again take place at The Walker Hall in Troon on Sunday 17th May. We have secured the large concert hall so that all exhibitors and traders will be accommodated in one room. We have extended the display area that will be available for shohin displays and have added a new display area dedicated specifically to accent plants (so all you accent plant fans please bring along some of your collection). Each club will have a space equivalent to six trestle tables (6' x 2') arranged back to back in rows of three, so there is the option of having a backdrop between the two rows or of having a large open display. We have five traders attending so this should be an ideal opportunity to add to your tree collection, buy some new pots or stock up on other bonsai supplies. The exhibition will be open from 10.00 until 16.00 and exhibitors will have access from 08.30. The display tables will be set up by the hall janitors in advance ensuring maximum set-up time. As usual refreshments will be laid on by the Ayrshire Group. Detailed arrangements should be available from your convener. However, if there are any outstanding queries please contact either Douglas McEchrean on 07958145490 or Jeff Banning on 07799477895.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Group weekend workshop
  28/03/2015 - 29/03/2015 10am - 5pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Workshop  
  Fankerton village hall, near Denny  
  FK6 5HY  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith, tel. 01324 823011  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  Fankerton village hall, near Denny Open workshop led by Ian McDougall: friendly welcome, usually wide range of trees from beginners to experts, unique pots from Peter Kleboe and great food. Book your place with Roy, £20 per day of work or £4.50 for an observer.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Dig
  21/03/2015 - 21/03/2015 11am Descriptive bonsai image
  Yamadori Collection  
  Flanders Moss  
  FK8 3QQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith, tel. 01324 823011  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  After previous years successful digs the SBA have been invited back to take more trees out of the ground (in a bid to return the moss to its original state!) at Scotlands National Nature Reserve in Flanders Moss. Some of the Yamadori are really high quality. Meet about 11 am at the Moss, details from Roy Smith.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  15/03/2015 - 15/03/2015 11am-4pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
   
Contact Janice  
Details See Edinburgh Club page  
  Bring along trees to repot, you'll need your pots and potting medium, etc, but you will have all the help you need
 
Event -  Japan Week 2015
  24/02/2015 - 03/03/2015  Link to website
   
  Stirling University  
   
Contact Roy Smith  
Details  
  The Pathfoot Building and MacRobert arts centre of Stirling University are hosting a multicultural Japanese week of events with sessions about language, food, ceremonies, arts, music, bonsai, karate and cinema. There will be a Scottish Bonsai display of trees for the first 3 days. Free entry, open to all, see http://www.scottishbonsai.org/files/JapanWeek2015_leaflet.pdf for details.
Online www.stir.ac.uk/events/
 
Event -  Ayrshire Bonsai Group Winter Image Display
  11/01/2015 - 11/01/2015 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Alloway Village Hall  
  KA7 4PY  
  Online Map  
Contact Peter Thorne  
Details pthorne@pembrayr.com or Tel:01294 273085  
  Following the success of the inaugural winter image display staged by the Ayrshire group, we have decided to open the event to all members and friends of the SBA in our usual meeting venue, so space is a little tight. Would anyone interested in participating give prior notice to Peter Thorne, by the 4th January at the latest. Exhibits will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited to two trees, or one Shohin display stand, per person. Tables and table cloths will be provided by the organisers, but there will be no backcloths. Exhibitors will be allowed to bring tables and accent plants, and will be able to stage their trees between 1.00 and 1.30pm on the day. There will be no entry fee, no prizes, and no hassle – just good “crac” and bonsai fun. We do hope that you will be able to join us.
 
Event -  Livingston Flower Show
  06/09/2014 - 06/09/2014 13:30 Link to website
  Annual Flower Show  
  Howden Park Centre, Livingston  
  EH54 6AE  
  Online Map  
Contact Jamie Robertson  
Details http://www.livingstonanddistricthorticulturalsocie  
  Livingston Annual Flower Show where there is a table for a small number of Bonsai entries (since only a few turn up). The West Lothian Group of the SBA support the flower show by entering a few bonsai trees and also doing demonstrations at a table outside of the main hall. Non-members are welcome to enter their bonsai trees into the competition.
Online http://www.livingstonanddistricthorticulturalsociety.co.uk/
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  24/08/2014 - 24/08/2014 11am - 4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along and work on your trees and chat to other bonsai enthusiasts. Bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided
 
Event -  Ayr Flower Show
  22/08/2014 - 24/08/2014 10am - 6pm (- 5pm on Sunday) Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Display  
  Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, Ayr  
  KA7 4NQ  
  Online Map  
Contact John Liechti  
Details john.liechti@gmail.com  
  Bonsai Classes at Ayr Flower show The Bonsai display at Ayr flower show continues to grow in scale and stature. All entries should be submitted to to Ayr Flower Show by Friday 15th August. Entry forms available from Ayr Flow Show office at 60 Dalblair Road, Ayr or online at http://www.ayrflowershow.org/trade. Exhibitor trees would need to be on site by Thursday 21st August, before 8pm. The Ayrshire Bonsai Group has supported the Ayr flower show for many years, by staging a large bonsai display. In 2010, a small group of SBA members, persuaded the organizers to introduce some bonsai classes, in which our trees could be displayed in the manner used at the bigger English and European shows. The organizers agreed, and donated the Peter Hayes Memorial Trophy to be awarded annually for the best bonsai in the show.The SBA also agreed to donate a trophy for the best SBA members tree in the competition. The initiative was a great success and has continued to grow in scale and stature and the display is in a very prominent location in the main floral marquee. The show is a great day out for everyone and if you can enter a tree into the competition even better.
Online http://www.ayrflowershow.org/
 
Event -  National Bonsai Collection of Scotland, Open Day
  17/08/2014 - 17/08/2014 1pm - 5pm Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Binny Plants, Ecclesmachan, Uphall, W Lothian  
  EH52 6NL  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  All SBA members welcome to come and see your National Collection, and enjoy some tasty bites.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Group, Summer Sunday School
  10/08/2014 - 10/08/2014 1pm - 5pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Fankerton village hall, near Denny  
  FK6 5HY  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  Open workshop, all SBA members welcome
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  27/07/2014 - 27/07/2104 11am - 4.30 pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along and enjoy a day working on your trees and having a good blether to other bonsai enthusiasts. Bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided. A small charge is made to cover hall costs
 
Event -  The 2nd Magical Bonsai Accents Exhibition
  19/07/2014 - 19/07/2014 10am - 5pm Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane, Failand  
  BS8 3TS  
  Online Map  
Contact Mark Cooper  
Details kusamono@btinternet.com  
  Dedicated to bonsai related quality accent items such as kusamono, kokedama, shitakusa, suiseki, hanging scrolls, mini bronze sculptures and other figurines, accent plants, accent pots, display tables etc.
 
Event -  Ayr Flower Show
  08/07/2014 - 08/09/2014  Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Display  
  Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, Ayr  
  KA7 4NQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com  
  The Ayrshire Bonsai Group will occupy a significant area for both a club display and an extensive competition section. We invite all enthusiasts from Scotland and the North of England to consider entering the competition which is open to all comers. Up to 5 trees may be entered for a fee of £6 and any number above 6 for £11. Entrants are entitled to a free day pass worth £15. Also there are small money prizes of between £1 and £5 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The Ayr Flower Show brochure (see P. 39 for Bonsai) and competition entry form can be downloaded at the Event URL. Entry forms should be submitted by Friday 31st July. Thanks for your support.
Online http://ayrflowershow.org/trade
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland 2014
  30/05/2014 - 01/06/2014  Descriptive bonsai image
  All things gardening  
  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston  
  EH28 8NB  
  Online Map  
Contact Margaret MacLeod  
Details mmacleod32@hotmail.co.uk  
  Scottish Bonsai Association bonsai, shohin & competition stands, National collection stand, and several other bonsai stands in the main hall.
 
Event -  Scottish Bonsai Association National Exhibition
  18/05/2014 - 18/05/2014 10am - 4pm Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Walker Hall, Troon  
   
  Online Map  
Contact John Liechti  
Details 01505 680189  
  Display by each SBA local group of its members bonsai, shohin bonsai competition and bonsai traders stands.
 
Event -  Ayr group workshop
  12/04/2014 - 13/04/2014 10am Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Alloway village Hall, Alloway  
  KA7 4PY  
  Online Map  
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details jeffbanning@btinternet.com or 01292441482  
  This is a Group two day Workshop with Rob Atkinson. We have 5 spaces left for the Saturday and 2 spaces for the Sunday. The cost is 20pounds per day.
 
Event -  The Bonsai Traders Association Spring Show
  06/04/2014 - 06/04/2014  Link to Event URL
   
  Sports Connection, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry  
  CV8 3FL  
  Online Map  
Contact Corin Tomlinson  
Details office@bonsai.co.uk 0115 9205757  
  The perfect oportunity to get all your bonsai essentials
Online www.bonsaitraders.org.uk
 
Event -  Forth Valley Workshop
  29/03/2014 - 30/03/2014 10am - 5pm Descriptive bonsai image
   
  Fankerton village hall  
  FK6 5HY  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details 01324 823011  
  Ever-popular annual workshop lead by Ian McDougall, and Peter Kleboe with a wide selection of his striking pots. Lunch provided, with tea & coffee available all day, observers welcome. Cost is 20 pounds per day for the workshop or 4 pounds 50 pence for an observer with lunch provided.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  16/03/2014 - 16/03/2014 11am-4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice Edwards  
Details Edinburgh Club contact  
  Repotting workshop, who knows what the weather will have done by then, but I am sure there will be something that can be repotted. Bring your lunch, there may be some plastic pots, also bring your potting medium, nice and gritty!
 
Event -  Wisley Bonsai Show
  15/03/2014 - 16/03/2014  Link to Event URL
   
  RHS Wisley  
  GU23 6QB  
  Online Map  
Contact  
Details  
  Details and images on facebook URL
Online www.facebook.com/pages/Wisley-Bonsai-show-2014/341738335931291?ref=hl
 
Event -  7th BSA Exhibition
  08/03/2014 - 09/03/2014 10.30 - 16.30 Link to website
  Shohin Bonsai Show  
  Willowbog Nursery, near Wark, Northumberland  
  NE48 3EF  
  Online Map  
Contact John Armitage  
Details jarmitagebonsai@hotmail.co.uk  
  Exhibition of over 50 premier shohin, mame and chuhin bonsai. Valentin Brose will be demonstrating throughout the weekend. He has studied for several years under Kunio Kobayashi at the Shunka-En nursery. Workshops with Peter Warren and John Armitage. Presentations by BSA members. Evening Gala dinner and famous BSA Auction. Shohin potters and pottery displays. Entry-Free to BSA members. Non members 5 pounds per day 8 pounds for the weekend
Trophies will be given for Best large display, Best Small display, Best Chuhin and Mame displays, Tree/Pot combination. A separate award is being presented by Walsall Studio Ceramics for Best work in progress. Program at http://www.shohin.org.uk/?page_id=22
Online http://www.shohin.org.uk/?page_id=1586
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  26/01/2014 - 26/01/2014 11am-4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
   
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice Edwards  
Details Edinburgh Club contact  
  Come along to the blether and have a go at some carving, we all have bits of dead wood on trees that we haven't got round to finessing. Here's your chance to have a go, with supervision if needed.
 
Event -  Livingston Flower Show
  07/09/2013 - 07/09/2013 13:30 Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Competition  
  Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston  
  EH54 6AE  
  Online Map  
Contact Kenny Middleton  
Details 07850 728090  
  A local flower show with bonsai elements - a competition with four classes and a bonsai workshop of "Trees in Training" by the SBA West Lothian club.
Online http://www.livingstonanddistricthorticulturalsociety.co.uk/
 
Event -  Polmont Flower Show
  31/08/2013 - 31/08/2013  Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Competition  
  Polmont Sports Centre, Salmon In Road, Polmont  
  FK2 0XF  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars1@live.co.uk  
  There is a bonsai element to the Polmont Flower Show which consists of four classes
Online http://www.clubbz.com/club/18430/polmont-stirlingshire/polmont-horticultural-society
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  25/08/2013 - 25/08/2013 11am-4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Workshop  
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice Edwards  
Details 01620 825187  
  Bring along trees to work on or trees to talk about, and get some helpful advice. bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided.
 
Event -  Ayr Bonsai Group One Day Show
  11/08/2013 - 11/08/2013 10:00 - 16:00 Descriptive bonsai image
  Bonsai Show  
  Alloway Village Hall  
  KA7 4PY  
  Online Map  
Contact John Goldsmith  
Details john.goldsmith1@tesco.net  
  On Sunday the 11th. of August 2013 in the Alloway Village Hall Alloway. we are holding a one day show open to the public. doors open at 1000 and the show will end at 1600. Refreshments will be available and a workshop will be in progress throughout the day and some items will be on sale. Two club cups will be awarded by the result of a visitors choice vote. All are welcome, so come along and have a blether with your Bonsai Pals.
 
Event -  Ayr Flower Show
  02/08/2013 - 04/08/2013 10am - 6pm Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Display  
  Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, Ayr  
  KA7 4NQ  
  Online Map  
Contact John Liechti  
Details john.liechti@gmail.com  
  Bonsai Classes at Ayr Flower show

The Bonsai display at Ayr flower show continues to grow in scale and stature.

Entries for the bonsai stand have to be submitted by the 27th July

For 1- 5 entries, at a total cost of just 6 pounds, you get a one day pass to the show worth 14 pounds.

The entry form is available here.

The background information may also be of use.
The Ayrshire Bonsai Group has supported the Ayr flower show for many years, by staging a large bonsai display. In 2010, a small group of SBA members, persuaded the organizers to introduce some bonsai classes, in which our trees could be displayed in the manner used at the bigger English and European shows. The organizers agreed, and donated the Peter Hayes Memorial Trophy to be awarded annually for the best bonsai in the show.The SBA also agreed to donate a trophy for the best SBA members tree in the competition.

The initiative was a great success and has continued to grow in scale and stature and the display is in a very prominent location in the main floral marquee.

The show is a great day out for everyone and if you can enter a tree into the competition even better.
Online http://www.ayrflowershow.org/
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  28/07/2013 - 28/07/2013 11am-4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Workshop  
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice Edwards  
Details 01620 825187  
  Bring along trees to work on or trees to talk about, and bring your lunch. Every
 
Event -  National Exhibition
  12/05/2013 - 12/05/2013 10am - 4pm Descriptive bonsai image
  National Exhibition  
  Grangemouth town hall  
  FK3 8AN  
  Online Map  
Contact SBA secretary  
Details  
  Scottish Bonsai Association area groups bonsai displays, shohin competition and bonsai trees, pots & materials for sale. All welcome, parking in Asda car-park behind the town hall. To see pictures from previous years click on Image Gallery and select National Exhibition 2012 etc.
 
Event -  Launch of A to Z of Bonsai Terms
  06/05/2013 - 06/05/2013 Now Link to website
  Online  
  The SBA website www.scottishbonsai.org  
   
Contact Jeff Banning  
Details atozeditor@scottishbonsai.org  
  The A to Z of Bonsai Terms is a unique compendium of everything to do with bonsai. From Tree styles to Bonsai Dealers anything which has anything to do with bonsai can be added to the database. This is an ongoing project from the SBA allowing users to add new items or even challenge existing items if they wish to be more specific for existing terms.
Online http://www.scottishbonsai.org/page.cfm?page=23
 
Event -  Shohin Uk Exhibition 2013
  24/03/2013 - 24/03/2013 10:00 - 16:30 Descriptive bonsai image
  Bonsai Show  
  Failand Village Hall Somerset  
  BS8 3TS  
  Online Map  
Contact Mark Cooper  
Details shohinuk@btinternet.com  
  A national open event dedicated to smaller bonsai. Mame, Shohin, Chuhin.
 
Event -  Forth Valley Spring Workshop
  23/03/2013 - 24/03/2013 10:00 - 17:00 Descriptive bonsai image
  Workshop  
  Fankerton Village Hall  
  FK6 5HX  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details secretary@scottishbonsai.org  
  The event will be led this year by Ian McDougall from the Ayr Bonsai Group. Peter Kleboe from Catrine Pottery will be there with a selection of his own unique pots.
 
Event -  Dig at Flanders Moss
  16/03/2013 - 16/03/2013  Descriptive bonsai image
  Yamadori collection  
  Flanders Moss (where else)  
  FK8 3QQ  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details secretary@scottishbonsai.org  
  After last years successful dig the SBA have been invited back to take more trees out of the ground (in a bid to return the moss to its original state!) at Scotlands National Nature Reserve in Flanders Moss. Some of the Yamadori is really high quality so If you want to join the SBA and come along contact Roy.
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland 2013
  08/02/2013 - 08/04/2013 10AM Link to website
  Gardening Show  
  The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Edinburgh  
  EH28 8NB  
  Online Map  
Contact Margaret Macleod  
Details SBA President  
  One of the Scottish Bonsai Association's premier events of the year. More than 300 bonsai trees on display in the main hall alongside displays from the National Bonsai Collection. Bonsai dealers and other bonsai clubs are also present.
Online http://www.gardeningscotland.com/
 
Event -  Workshop with Rob Atkinson
  09/12/2012 - 09/12/2012 1100 hrs Descriptive bonsai image
  Bonsai Workshop  
  Alloway Village Hall, Alloway  
   
  Online Map  
Contact John Goldsmith  
Details john.goldsmith1@tesco.net  
  There are ten places for this workshop. The cost is £20 per person. Refreshments are included. For further info contact John Goldsmith - john.goldsmith1@tesco.net
 
Event -  National Collection Workday
  25/11/2012 - 25/11/2012 1000 hrs Descriptive bonsai image
  Get Your Hands Dirty  
  Binnie Plants Ecclesmachan  
  EH52 6NL  
  Online Map  
Contact Alistair Simpson  
Details alistair@deganwy.net  
  National Collection Workday events will be held on the 4th Sunday every month. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members. Come along and help keep Scotlands National Bonsai Collection in tip top condition whether you are a member or not. You do not have to know anything about bonsai to add value to the collection - just be willing.
 
Event -  SBA Annual General Meeting
  04/11/2012 - 04/11/2012 1400 Hrs Descriptive bonsai image
  AGM  
  Broompark Centre, Denny  
   
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details  
  More information from Roy Smith secretary@scottishbonsai.org
 
Event -  Scottish Bonsai Association National Exhibition
  02/09/2012 - 02/09/2012 10am - 4pm Descriptive bonsai image
  National Exhibition  
  Glasgow Botanic Gardens in the Kibble Palace  
  G12 OUE  
  Online Map  
Contact Lanarkshire convenor Gordon  
Details 01236 769910  
  Scottish Bonsai Association group bonsai displays, shohin competition and bonsai trees, pots & materials for sale. All welcome,refreshments available. To see pictures from 2011 click on Image Gallery and select National Exhibition 2010 and 2011.
 
Event -  Bonsai in Wales 2012
  26/08/2012 - 27/08/2012 10.30 - 6.30, 10.30 - 5.30 Link to website
  Exhibition, demos and workshops  
  Tredegar House, Newport  
  NP10 8YW  
  Online Map  
Contact Peter  
Details 02920 707605  
  Bonsai in Wales 2012, demos by Kevin Willson, attended by his Yamadori school of bonsai, in a 17th century mansion, set in 90 acres of parkland, easy access from the M4, unlimited parking, choice of hotels or camping on-site, Cafe, Craft studios, great bonsai exhibits in a superb setting Demos - Traders - Hosted by the Bonsai Groups of South Wales
Online http://www.bonsaiwales.org.uk
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  26/08/2012 - 26/08/2012 10.30am-16.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Informal workshop  
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along and enjoy the informal atmosphere of a blether, bring some trees and get some help with pruning, wiring and styling them
 
Event -  Ayr Flower Show
  03/08/2012 - 05/08/2012 10am - 6pm Link to website
  Flower Show - Bonsai Display  
  Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, Ayr  
   
  Online Map  
Contact Peter Thorne  
Details pthorne@pembrayr.com  
  Bonsai Classes at Ayr Flower show

The Bonsai display at Ayr flower show continues to grow in scale and stature.

Entries for the bonsai stand have to be submitted by the 27th July and in practice the trees have to be staged on the evening of Thursday 2nd August.

For 1- 5 entries, at a total cost of just 6 pounds, you get a one day pass to the show worth 14 pounds.

A member of the West Lothian Group has volunteered to take some trees to the show. Contact Kenny.

The entry form is available here.

The background information may also be of use.
The Ayrshire Bonsai Group has supported the Ayr flower show for many years, by staging a large bonsai display. In 2010, a small group of SBA members, persuaded the organizers to introduce some bonsai classes, in which our trees could be displayed in the manner used at the bigger English and European shows. The organizers agreed, and donated the Peter Hayes Memorial Trophy to be awarded annually for the best bonsai in the show.The SBA also agreed to donate a trophy for the best SBA members tree in the competition.

The initiative was a great success and has continued to grow in scale and stature and the display is in a very prominent location in the main floral marquee.

The show is a great day out for everyone and if you can enter a tree into the competition even better.
Online http://www.ayrflowershow.org/
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  22/07/2012 - 22/07/2012 10.30am-4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Informal workshop  
  Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie  
  EH14 5JX  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Bring as many trees as you would like to work on, and enjoy the informal atmosphere of a blether. Bring your own lunch; tea and coffee provided. All welcome
 
Event -  Win Gardening Scotland Tickets
  03/06/2012 - 03/06/2012 10:00 AM Link to website
  Public Event  
  Gardening Scotland 2012. Royal Highland Centre, In  
  EH28 8NB  
  Online Map  
Contact Margaret Macleod  
Details  
  A great opportunity to win two Gardening Scotland tickets for new members when you join the Scottish Bonsai Association. Simply join during April 2012 and be entered into the free draw.
Online http://www.scottishbonsai.org/page.cfm?page=9
 
Event -  Suiseki Display
  01/06/2012 - 03/06/2012 Starts 9:00 AM Link to website
  Exhibition  
  Gardening Scotland 2012  
  EH28 8NB  
  Online Map  
Contact Alistair Simpson  
Details alistair@deganwy.net  
  National Bonsai Collection Scotland this year will introduce a small, simple Suiseki display at Gardening Scotland with a view to increasing awareness and interest and to gauge support for a future competition. Members who’d like to contribute an example or two to the table are welcome.
Online http://www.scottishbonsai.org/page.cfm?page=15
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland
  01/06/2012 - 03/06/2012 10 AM Link to website
  Gardening Show  
  Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh  
  EH28 8NB  
  Online Map  
Contact  
Details  
  One of the Scottish Bonsai Association's premier events of the year. More than 300 bonsai trees on display alongside displays from the National Bonsai Collection.
Online http://www.gardeningscotland.com/
 
Event -  Magical Bonsai Accents Exhibition
  27/05/2012 - 27/05/2012 10.00 - 17.00 Link to website
  Bonsai Show  
  Failand Village Hall, Failand, Bristol  
  BS9 3UL  
Contact Dan Barton  
Details http://www.magicalbonsaiaccents.wordpress.com  
  Europe's 1st open exhibition dedicated to the display of accent plants and any other items that can be displayed with Bonsai
Online http://www.magicalbonsaiaccents.wordpress.com
 
Event -  National Bonsai Collection Workdays
  06/05/2012 - 06/05/2012 11:30 Link to website
  Public Event  
  National Bonsai Ciollection  
  EH52 6NL  
  Online Map  
Contact Alistair Simpson  
Details alistair@deganwy.net  
  The National Bonsai Collection has arranged with Binny Plants, a series of workdays, on the following Sundays from 11:30am to 4:00pm

May 6th
June 10th (from 1.30pm onwards)
August 5th
August 19th Open Day?
September 16th Open day?

The workdays will have two main activities:
1) Maintenance by the trustees of the National Collection Pavilion and its trees.
2) Opportunities for practical public demonstrations and hands-on workshops on styling and care of bonsai from starters to more mature trees.

These will be led by experienced trustees and carers and will be suitable for beginners and the more experienced alike. All of these will be open to the public free of charge although trees will be available for sale at low cost for participants. Light refreshments will be available.
Online http://www.scottishbonsai.org/page.cfm?page=12
 
Event -  Annual Workshop, Forth Valley Group
  24/03/2012 - 25/03/2012 10:00 AM Descriptive bonsai image
  Bonsai Workshop  
  Fankerton Village Hall, Fankerton, Denny.  
  FK6 5HY  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy  
Details 01324 823011  
  The annual bonsai workshop hosted by the SBA Forth Valley Group, this year led by Peter Foele of Alba Bonsai which we throw open to all interested parties on both the Saturday and the Sunday.

There are only a few spaces left for this Year's event which starts at 10.am each day and ends at 4.30-5pm.

At a cost of 22.00 pounds per day for a workshop place you can enjoy unlimited tea or coffee plus a soup and snack lunch as well as tuition on your chosen tree.

For those who are less experienced or perhaps just want to watch, listen and learn there is an observers price of 4.50 pounds per day which also includes lunch etc.

If you have more than one tree and can't make up your mind why not bring the subjects you have chosen and decide along with your tutor which is the best choice for that day.

Richard Reah from North of England Bonsai will be on hand with his usual selection of bonsai pots, potting medium and tools etc. allowing you to make some of those essential purchases.

This is a great fun day spending some quality time learning a little more about bonsai and meeting like minded bonsai enthusiasts.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  26/02/2012 - 26/02/2012 10.30am - 4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Workshop  
  Currie Scout Hall  
  EH14 5JX  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along to the Re-potting Blether, and re-pot! Bring your own potting medium, there will be Club wire available, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits (maybe even cake). If you need some help, we can oblige, whether with advice or practical assistance.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  20/11/2011 - 20/11/2011 10.30am-4.30pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Workshop  
  Currie Scout Hall  
  EH14 5JX  
Contact Janice  
Details 01620 825187  
  Come along and do some late autumn work on your trees, in friendly and knowledgeable surroundings. Everyone welcome, tea, coffee and biscuits provided, bring you own lunch. £5 for the full day
 
Event -  Scottish Bonsai Association AGM
  06/11/2011 - 06/11/2011 2pm Link to website
  Annual General Meeting of the SBA  
  Broompark Centre, Denny  
  FK6 6NP  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details roymars@live.co.uk  
  The business of the SBA is discussed, as well as giving you the chance to meet folk from other SBA groups
Online www.scottishbonsai.org
 
Event -  Heathrow Bonsai Show
  06/11/2011 - 06/11/2011 10am-4.00pm Link to Event URL
  Bonsai show  
  The Barn High Street Harlington Middx UB3 5ER  
  UB3 5ER  
  Online Map  
Contact Mark  
Details 0208 8978262 markmoreland@live.co.uk  
  Demonstration by Kevin Wilson, Lee Verhorevoort Sales and advice £2 entrance, £1 OAPs and children
Online http://www.scottishbonsai.org/files/HBS2011A4Poster.pdf
 
Event -  Steve Tolley workshop
  20/10/2011 - 23/10/2011 Start time 9am Link to website
  Bonsai workshop  
  Wattston Bonsai  
   
Contact Dougie Smith  
Details 0800 8830899  
  Steve Tolley Weekend workshop. Bring your trees and work on them with an experienced bonsai practitioner. DUE TO ILLNESS A FEW PLACES ARE AVAILABLE.
Online http://www.wattstonbonsai.com/workshop/
 
Event -  2nd International bonsai festival
  08/10/2011 - 09/10/2011  Link to website
   
  Saulieu, France  
   
Contact  
Details www.festival-bonsai.com  
  Demonstrator: Tony Tickle Guest of honour: Pius Notter and more than 30 bonsai professionals including David Prescott and John Pitt
Online http://www.festival-bonsai.com
 
Event -  Kirkintilloch H. S. annual Flower Show
  30/09/2011 1pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Flower Show  
  St Marys Church Hall, Kirkintilloch  
   
Contact Forth Valley group convenor John  
Details 01259 731094  
  Bonsai Classes for the Broomhill Cup
 
Event -  Finals of European New Talent contest
  30/09/2011 - 02/10/2011  Link to Event URL
  International  
  Ratingen, Germany  
   
Contact  
Details www.european-bonsai-convention.eu  
  The annual international talent contest, which has brought some very talented bonsai artists into the limelight
Online http://www.european-bonsai-convention.eu
 
Event -  Scottish Bonsai Association National Exhibition
  04/09/2011 10am - 4pm Descriptive bonsai image
  National Exhibition  
  Glasgow Botanic Gardens in the Kibble Palace  
  G12 OUE  
  Online Map  
Contact Lanarkshire convenor Gordon  
Details 01236 769910  
  Scottish Bonsai Association group bonsai displays, shohin competition and bonsai trees, pots & materials for sale. All welcome,refreshments available.
 
Event -  Bonsai Blether
  28/08/2011 10.30 - 4.30 Descriptive bonsai image
  all day workshop/pop-in gossip  
  Currie scout hall  
  EH14 5JX  
  Online Map  
Contact Janice Edwards  
Details 01620 825 187  
  All welcome to contribute trees, suggestions and general chat.
 
Event -  Opening new National Collection site
  14/08/2011 2pm - 4.30pm Descriptive bonsai image
  National Collection  
  Binny Estate, Ecclesmachan, West Lothian  
  EH52 6NL  
  Online Map  
Contact Roy Smith  
Details secretary@scottishbonsai.org  
  Japanese Consul General Tarahara will open the new pavilion housing the National Collection of Scottish bonsai.
 
Event -  Gardening Scotland
  05/06/2011 - 07/06/2011 9am - 5pm Descriptive bonsai image
  Scottish Bonsai Association Event  
  Ingliston showground  
   
Contact Mike Rossi, Margaret MacLeod  
Details mikerossi@blueyonder.co.uk,mmacleod32@yahoo.co.uk  
  Scottish Bonsai Association members competition for trees in many classes.
 
Event -  Ayr H. S. Annual Flower Show
  08/05/2011 - 08/07/2011 All Day Bonsai Show Tree
  Local Event  
  Ayr  
   
Contact Ayr group convenor  
Details 01505 680189  
  Apart from the Ayr Group Show Stand we are holding an OPEN competitive section for all enthusiasts to show their trees. This is intended for Quality trees rather than Quantity, but there will be a beginners section. The Judge will be Ian MacDougal, and apart from the usual prize monies, the S.B.A. Ayr Flower Show Cup will be awarded to the best S.B.A. member’s tree. Also the Peter Hayes Memorial Trophy will be awarded for best in show to all who enter.
 
Event -  Best of British Bonsai
  09/04/2011 - 10/04/2011  Bonsai Show Tree
  Bonsai Show  
  Birmingham Botanical Gardens  
   
Contact Lanarkshire convenor Gordon 01236 769910  
Details www.bbb2011.com , mkhughes567@btinternet.com  
  Visit by members of the Lanarkshire group
 
Event -  Shohin Off
  19/03/2011 - 20/03/2011 10am - 5pm Bonsai Show Tree
  Bonsai association meeting  
  Willowbog Nursery, near Wark, Northumberland  
  NE48 3EF  
Contact Convenors Janice 01620 825187 & Dave 0131 258 1936  
Details Peter Snart:Willowbog website  
  British Shohin Association annual meeting: displays, workshops and talks. Visit by members of the Edinburgh and Penicuik groups.
 
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