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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

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. Face to face meetings now resumed.

This months Programme - September 2021 for Ayrshire Bonsai

Hi All Ayrshire Group members. I hope you are still well in current circumstances. We are certainly not back to normality as we knew but each passing month seems to remove some of the restrictions we had been facing. I hope this message reaches you all now that I can use the older and previously more trusted contact method. Our next scheduled meeting will be next Sunday 12th September 2021 - 1.30pm at Alloway Village Hall. Protective restrictions have not yet been fully removed by hall committee so at present I cannot tell you that the kitchen facilities will be available again as they used to be. A committee is likely this week and if changes are agreed then I will message you further. Otherwise please be prepared to bring your own refreshments to see you through the afternoon and also suitable face masks. Also remember that Corrin Tomlinson (subject to Jeffs previous announcements) will be calling in on meeting and the presence of such a professional person of the British Bonsai world should be positive and beneficial for us all. Those of you who ordered things via Jeff from Corrin please come prepared to pay for and take away those items. All those attending should come prepared to part with their £3 meeting dues. No specific theme is allocated to meeting but please recall Peters previous contact re bringing any Joe Baillie trees that we have,  to show other members of their continued existance and development. It will be the third anniversary of Joes passing and a very fitting tribute by our club. Our display table on the day should not only be for Joes trees so please give some of your wee treasures an outing and bring something for the display table. It should be obvious to all that changes will soon be happening in management of both Scottish Bonsai Association and the Ayrshire Group. We must do our best to secure our bonsai future and with that in mind our thoughts should be turning seriously and sensibly to our October meeting when we will again address the issues of group management and office bearers. What can you offer and do for the group? Mull it over please. Looking forward to seeing you all. Tony

UPDATE 7th September 2021. Hi Again. It has been agreed by Hall Committee that social distancing requirements will be abolished but face masks and hand sanitizing should continue. The kitchen will be back in use bUT that will entail that any member using cups and utensils will properly wash and fully clean the items and NOT just quickly rinse them. They will then be returned to storage cupboards. Corrin Tomlinson will be bringing additional materials for perusal and sale BUT please allow those who have pre ordered material to collect and secure their items before buying any items from remaining stock.

Ayrshire bonsai club meetings
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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.

This months Programme - September 2021 for Edinburgh Bonsai

Sunday 5th September 14.00-16.00 Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie

Please note the change of meeting time.
How long has it been? Bring along the tree that needs the most work, or the most urgent attention! 
Tea coffee and biscuits provided

See you soon!

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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
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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

This months Programme - September 2021 for Lanarkshire Bonsai

With some trepidation, the club is finally meeting again ( for the first time since Feb 2020 !) on Sunday 5th Sept 2021.

Usual venue, Wattston Bonsai, at usual time,12.30 - about 4.30pm.and compliant with current covid rules.


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Club -

Penicuik Bonsai

Address -

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

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Meetings - Second Tuesday of the month 7pm in Penicuik Town Hall, opposite the Royal Hotel, through the main door (not the one with wheelchair ramp). Entry £5. Bring your own refreshments. (If you can come, please let me know in advance as we need a list of attendees with contact numbers for possible Covid tracking. Otherwise you will be logged in by the caretaker as you arrive).
Next months Programme October 2021 -

Next meeting Tuesday October 12th

We might have more trees requiring remedial pruning, or some needing a second session of work. This may be a good time to get some late autumn colour displayed, or for bare deciduous trees to be accessible for pruning to get the best branch structure.

For some deciduous species it is the perfect time to wire whilst there is still some flexibility of their branches before they become hard and brittle over the winter months. All welcome.

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Club -

Perth Bonsai

Address -

Stanley Rifle Club
Convenor -David Hynd  The Square, Stanley
Tel No -07702957230  Perthshire
Email Post Code -PH1 4LT

Meetings - First Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm (not Dec, Jan)at Rifle Club (next to Primary School) 16/08/2021 Meetings are not currently being held due to the pandemic.
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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 - Meeting dates will normally be split between Binny Plants and the Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston. 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.

This months Programme - September 2021 for West Lothian Bonsai

The next club meeting will be at Binny Plants on the 26th September, from 1pm until approx 3pm. As normal fees willbe £3, or will be free if this is your first time. Find us behind the Scottish Bonsai Collection pavilion.

There will be a meeting alo on the 31st October 2021 at the same times, then we will have to see what folk want to do over the winter. details to be advised later.


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