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SBA area groups and bonsai clubs - come along and meet us,  see how you enjoy the meeting. Everyone is welcome!

All groups meet once a month from September to June inclusive

Bonsai Clubs

Club -

Ayrshire Bonsai

Address -

Alloway Village Hall
Convenor -Peter Thorne  Alloway
Tel No -07867506245  
Email Post Code -KA7 4PY

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Meetings - Second Sunday of every month 1.30pm in Alloway Village Hall

This months Programme - March 2020 for Ayrshire Bonsai

Hi all Ayrshire Group members. The time is now flying by and the seasons quickly passing. Hard to imagine we are now in Springtime but many plants and trees are telling us so with their bud displays. Our next scheduled meeting is this Sunday 8th March - Alloway Village Hall - 1.30pm as usual. The theme for the day will be shohin so bring along something for the diplay tables or to work on. If you happen to be one of the many people who displayed an interest in bonsai at our Dobbies Event last week and are perhaps just looking in on this site - please please be assured of a warm welcome should you care to come along (with any troublesome bonsai or related issues) to this March meeting and check us out.

Next months Programme April 2020 -

Hi all Ayrshire Group members. I do hope you all remain well and coping well in current Corona Virus situation. You may have already picked up on information and directives from SBA issued today. Please be fully aware that the Scottish National at Troon on 10th May has been cancelled. Any SBA participation in Gardening Scotland on 29th to 31st May is also cancelled. The negatives of the current situation do not stop there - all area group meetings are also subject to cancelation so we will not assemble as a group until further notice. We may end up somewhat isolated from others but we have our treasured trees to work upon. They will probably get far more attention than ever before as we utilise our time at home. The stress busting benefits and positive outcomes that come from bonsai participation is emense and should be fully absorbed. Times are difficult but enjoy the period ahead as much as possible. Regards Tony.

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Club -

Edinburgh Bonsai

Address -

Currie Scout Hall
Convenor -Janice  Lanark Road
Tel No -01620 825187  Currie
Email Post Code -EH14 5JX

Meetings - First Thursday of the month 7.45pm Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie. Near Sainsbury's Petrol station. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. There is a small charge to cover the hall fee.
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Club -

Forth Valley Bonsai

Address -

Mayfield Centre
Convenor -John  Bannockburn
Tel No -01295 731094  
Email Post Code -FK7 0DB

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Meetings - First Tuesday of the month 7.30pm

This months Programme - March 2020 for Forth Valley Bonsai


This month we have our annual week-end workshop 28th./29th. in Fankerton Village Hall 10am to 5pm, it is almost fully booked but can be tweaked if someone wants to attend.

Our April 7th. meeting is progammed as re-potting but can be anything you wish to do on that night.

Hope to see lots of trees in their springtime attire, flowering trees would brighten up proceedings.



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Club -

Lanarkshire Bonsai

Address -

Wattston Bonsai
Convenor -Maurice
Tel No -01236 764119  North Lanarkshire
Email Post Code -ML6 7SY

Meetings - First Sunday of every month from midday . Wattston Open day Saturday prior to club day. New members welcome. Please visit our flicker page below for our club galleries.
Special Meetings - LANARKSHIRE BONSAI CLUB 2020 SYLLABUS ( + DATES OF INTEREST ) JANUARY Sun 5 - Club AGM + 2020 agenda Sun 12 - Ayr Winter Image Event, 11.00-15.00, Alloway Village Hall FEBRUARY Sun 2 - Club - Tree Husbandry - Q&A session ( D. Smith ) Fri 29 - Sun Mar 1 - Noelanders Trophy, Gent, Belgium MARCH Sun 8 - Club - Potting session Sat 14 - SBA seminar (Harry Harrington), 10.30-17.00, Stirling Sun 15 - Harry Harrington w/shop, 09.30-16.30, venue TBA Sun 29 - BTA spring boot sale, Markham Grange Nursery, Doncaster APRIL Sun 5 - Club - Mame & shohin ( R.Porch) Sun 5 - Expo Bonsai UK, 10.00-16.00, Harlington, Middlesex Sun 19 - BTA Spring Show, 10.00-15.00, Deaf Trust, Doncaster Thu 23 - Sun 26 - RHS Flower Show, Harrogate Sun 26 - Club w/shop with Robert Porch MAY Sat 2 - SRGC Show, Milngavie Town Hall Sun 3 - Club - Acers, other deciduous, group & rock plantings (D. Smith) + mock-up of club stand for National Sun 10 - SBA National Exhibition, 11.00-17.00, Troon Concert HalL Tue 19 - Sat 23 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London Fri 29 - Sun 31 - Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh JUNE Sun 7 - Club - Satsuki Azaleas ( R. Porch) JULY Sun 5 - Club - Black Pines ( D. Smith ) Wed 22 - Sun 26 - Tatton Park Flower Show AUGUST Sun 2 - Club - Junipers & other evergreens ( D. Smith ) Fri 14 - Sat 15, Ayr Flower Show,10.00-17.00, Ayr Racecourse Sun 16 - Club w/shop with Robert Porch Sun 23 - possible club show ?? SEPTEMBER Sun 6 - Club - Group & Rock planting update ( D. Smith ) Sat 19 - SBA seminar (Corin Tomlinson), 10.30-17.00, Stirling Sun 20 - Corin Tomlinson w/shop, 09.30-16.30, venue TBA Sun 27 - BTA autumn boot sale, same venue as 29th March OCTOBER Sun 4 - Club - White Pines ( R.Porch ) + mock-up of stand for BTA show Sun 27 - BTA Autumn Show, 10.00-15.00, Deaf Trust, Doncaster NOVEMBER Sun 1 - SBA AGM, 14.00-17.00, Denny Sun 8 - Club - Black Pines update DECEMBER Sun 6 - Club - Xmas Lunch & Secret Santa Raffle
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Club -

Penicuik Bonsai

Address -

Penicuik Town Hall
Convenor -Dave  High Street
Tel No -0131 258 1936  Penicuik
   Post Code -EH26 8HS

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Meetings - Second Tuesday of the month 7.30pm in Penicuik Town Hall, opposite the Royal Hotel, ground floor through door with wheelchair ramp.

This months Programme - March 2020 for Penicuik Bonsai

Next meeting: Tuesday 10th March, Penicuik town hall, 7.30pm.

This is a busy month with the possibility of several activities. This month's key activity is re-potting, so bring along trees, soil and pots and we’ll give you advice if needed. Some deciduous trees in shelter are showing signs of movement, so whilst their structures are still visible, bring any that could benefit from directional pruning to guide their development. Or you may still wish to wire and prune your larch as intended at the last, cancelled, meeting.

A further opportunity for potting (as well as other bonsai activities or general chat) in a group environment is the Blether with the Edinburgh group at the Currie scout hut on Sunday, March 29th from 11-4pm - see website for directions. All welcome.

Next months Programme April 2020 -

Next meeting: Tuesday 14th April, Penicuik town hall, 7.30pm.

April meeting cancelled. Town Hall closed because of Corona virus.

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Club -

Perth Bonsai

Address -

Stanley Rifle Club
Convenor -John  The Square, Stanley
Email Post Code -PH1 4LT

Meetings - First Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm (not Dec, Jan)at Rifle Club (next to Primary School)
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Club -

SBA Online Bonsai

Address -

Country Members
Convenor -Jeff Banning  
Tel No -07799477895  
Email Post Code -

Meetings - Online only
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Club -

West Lothian Bonsai

Address -

Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Convenor -Lee Purdie  Millfield
Tel No -01506 871934  Livingston
Email Post Code -EH54 7AR

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Meetings - For the year 2018 - 2019, meeting dates will be split between Binny Plants and the Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston. Dates are as follows: Sunday, September 30th 2018 at Binny Plants 12-2pm Sunday, October 28th 2018 at Binny Plants 12-2pm Thursday, November 29th at Almond Valley 7.30-9.30pm, ) December, Xmas dinner date to be decided Thursday, 31st of January 2019 at Almond Valley 7.30-9.30 Thursday 28th of Feb 2019 at Almond Valley 7.30-9.30 Sunday, 31st of March 2019 at Binny plants 12-2pm Sunday, 28th of April 2019 at Binny Plants 12-2pm May - no meeting due to Garden Scotland Sunday, 30th of June 2019 at Binny plants 12-2pm Sunday, 28th of July 2019 at Binny plants 12-2pm Sunday, 25th of August 2019 at Binny plants 12-2pm No charge at meetings for first timers, thereafter, £3 per meeting at Binny Plants, £4 per meeting at the Heritage Centre, as we are able to provide tea/coffee/biscuits there.
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