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Bonsai Area Groups

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 -John Goldsmith  Alloway
Tel No -07562101217  
Email -john.goldsmith1@tesco.net 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 - October 2021 for Ayrshire Bonsai
 

Hi Ayrshire Group members. Our next scheduled meeting will be Sunday 10th October 2021 at 1.30pm in Alloway Village Hall. Hand sanitization and facemasks will still be required although social distancing measures are a thing of the past. The kitchen facilities will be available with requirements as per last meeting. This will be our AGM and the election / choice of office bearers for coming year will be decided. Bear in mind this will be another important year for the group considering our hosting of the Scottish National event in May 2022. All available skills and abilities are required at committee level and elsewhere. When I sent out Club Cuttings after September meeting I requested that group members make contact with me to confirm current interest in having our usual Christmas dinner gathering. Only two (2) members responded to that important request so it seems that that event has lost popularity. The small group that I know are interested can perhaps go ahead with such a meeting. As regards a theme for the meeting can I suggest that a bit of distinctive natural autumn colour and coloured fruits or berries might cheer up our display table. See you there and then.


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 -junoesc50@gmail.com 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 - October 2021 for Edinburgh Bonsai
 

Sunday 3rd October 2-4.30pm Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road Currie

Now is a good time to shape and prune native deciduous trees, it's better to prune acers in early spring but hornbeam, elm etc respond well to work done now. Otherwise bring along your mini shrubs and we can restore them to their desired elegance (we can try, anyway!)

Tea and coffee, and a kitkat provided 


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Club -

Forth Valley Bonsai

Address -

Mayfield Centre
Convenor -John  Bannockburn
Tel No -01295 731094  
Email -johnmorris283@btinternet.com Post Code -FK7 0DB

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Meetings - First Tuesday of the month 7.30pm
 
Next months Programme November 2021 -
 

Hi again,

Our next group meeting is Tuesday 2nd. November and the theme for the night is Pines.

As usual we would like to see as many trees on show as possible, very often it is by seeing other trees that you get inspiration for something you have had for ages and are unsure how to go about styling it.

Hope to see another big turnout then.

Take care,

R.S.



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Club -

Lanarkshire Bonsai

Address -

Wattston Bonsai
Convenor -Maurice  www.wattstonbonsai.com
Tel No -01236 764119  North Lanarkshire
Email -moandrho4@btinternet.com 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lanarkshirebonsai/
 
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
Lanarkshire bonsai club meetings
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Club -

Penicuik Bonsai

Address -

Penicuik Town Hall
Convenor -Dave Waddington  High Street
Tel No -0131 258 1936  Penicuik
Email -dave-waddington@virginmedia.com Post Code -EH26 8HS

   Map -Click for Google Map

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).
 

This months Programme - October 2021 for Penicuik Bonsai
 

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.


Next months Programme November 2021 -
 

Next meeting Tuesday November 9th

As for October we might have more trees requiring cleaning out the small unnecessary growths or whole branches of conifers. Bare deciduous trees will allow clear views of their structure for pruning to get the best branch structure, alongside wiring to control branch positions. All welcome.



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Club -

Perth Bonsai

Address -

Stanley Rifle Club
Convenor -David Hynd  The Square, Stanley
Tel No -07702957230  Perthshire
Email -dehynd@blueyonder.co.uk 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 -president@scottishbonsai.org 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 -purdie4@btinternet.com 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.
 
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