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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 -John Goldsmith  Alloway
Tel No -07562101217  
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 - November 2022 for Ayrshire - Bonsai

Hi all ayrshire Group members. Our next scheduled meeting will be this Sunday 13th November 2022 - 1330pm at Alloway Village Hall. You will recall it was previously reported that the Hall Committee had installed a hearing Loop System to benefit those with hearing issues and who use hearing aids. If you are such a user please bring your device along to meeting and we can test the system and discover its advantages. The new Morten Albek book was purchesed for the Group Library. Regarding the previous pleas for missing library books , please note that Bonsai School by Craig Cousins is traced and returned. The other two volumes Bonsai Deadwood by Francois Jeker and bonsai by Peter Warren are still outstanding - so a final plea for search of personal holdings please. We will also discuss a programme for 2023 and in that regard a potential workshop has been partly agreed. Lets have a pine / conifer theme for this meeting and bring something along for display tables. Mention was also made recently about having another Ugliest Bonsai display so if you have such a candidate bring it along - all for a bit of fun and alternative enjoyment. Some feedback will also be given as regards the SBA AGM which took place last Sunday. See you then and there.

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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 Sunday of the month, 2-4.30pm, 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 - November 2022 for Edinburgh - Bonsai

Sunday 6th November 2-4.30pm Currie Scout Hall, Lanark Road, Currie

A good time to check wiring, prune deciduous trees and general work on evergreens 

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

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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 - November 2022 for Forth Valley - Bonsai

Hi all,

Our next meeting is the Party Night on Tuesday 6th. December when we will have a quiz, a raffle and the usual silent auction.

Raffle prizes don't have to be bonsai related.

Hope to see as many there as possible.


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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 12.30pm . Wattston Open day Saturday prior to club day. New members welcome. Please visit our flicker page below for our club galleries.

This months Programme - November 2022 for Lanarkshire - Bonsai
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 Post Code -EH26 8HS

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Meetings - Second Tuesday of the month 7pm - 9pm in Penicuik Town Hall, opposite the Royal Hotel, through the door with the wheelchair ramp. Entry £5. Bring your own refreshments.

This months Programme - November 2022 for Penicuik - Bonsai

Next meeting: Tuesday 8th November, Penicuik town hall, 7pm.

We should have had some leaf drop of our deciduous trees, allowing a clear view of their structure to decide on what should be pruned and what wired and developed. For some species, such as blackthorn, if possible wire close to leaf drop while the branches are still a little less rigid. In others, such as larch and willow, they will remain flexible throughout. It is still possible to do a little light pruning on conifers, if protected afterwards.

So bring deciduous if possible to benefit from this window of opportunity. Also we have to prepare for winter with a little tidying up and cleaning of trees, soils and trunks, and to prepare sheltered spots for their storage over the coming cold, wet winter. All welcome.  

Next months Programme December 2022 -

Next meeting: Tuesday 13th December, Penicuik town hall, 7pm.

We’ll have the usual evening of nibbles, soft drinks and natter, with a little bit of bonsai. If he is not called out, Keith will bring along the club juniper, donated by Alison, which he generously maintains and improves. The purpose is to have a discussion of possibilities of a well developed tree, by all of us, and for Keith to implement anything he thinks constructive, time permitting. If you wish to decorate a Christmas tree, please bring one – they are delightful and always much appreciated. Also, if you wish, bring your best leafless tree to show the path to developing of ramification. 

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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 Sunday of the month from 10.00am - 13.00pm. (no meet during Jan)at Rifle Club (next to Primary School). Watch Group programme for any changes to meeting dates.

This months Programme - November 2022 for Perth - Bonsai

Our next scheduled meeting should have been on the 6th November.  However as that clashes with the SBA AGM we have decided to bring the next meeting forward to Sunday the 30th October.

Usual venue of Stanley Rifle Club and timeslot of 10:00am to 13:00pm.

Review and sale of the remaining donated materials (trees & pots).

All visitors old and new are welcome.

Next months Programme December 2022 -

Due to the November meeting being brought forward to October, as a result of the clash with the SBA AGM, our next scheduled meeting will be on Sunday the 4th December.

Usual venue of Stanley Rifle Club and timslot of 10:00am to 13:00pm.

Some of the trees recently purchased were in need of a tidy up, so bring them along and lets have a practical and advice session. 

All visitors old and new are welcome.

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Club -

SBA Online Bonsai

Address -

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

Meetings - Online only

This months Programme - November 2022 for SBA Online - Bonsai
SBA Online bonsai club meetings
bonsai SBA Online

Club -

West Lothian Bonsai

Address -

Binny Plants
Convenor -Lee Purdie  Ecclesmachan Road
Tel No -01506 871934  Ecclesmachan, Uphall
Email Post Code -EH52 6NL

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Meetings - Meeting dates are usually the last Sunday of the month, and will normally be split between Binny Plants (Postcode - EH52 6NL) and the Brock (Located behind the Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189A W Main St, Broxburn postcode - EH52 5LH.) No charge at meetings for first timers, thereafter, £3 per meeting at Binny Plants, £4 per meeting at the Brock, as we are able to provide tea/coffee/biscuits there.
Special Meetings - Binny Estate Ecclesmachan, Rd, Uphall EH52 6NL

This months Programme - November 2022 for West Lothian - Bonsai
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