The 11th Heathrow Bonsai Show & Pot Display by the EBPC
A very enjoyable time was had at last weekend's 11th Heathrow Bonsai Show. This ever growing exhibition has a very friendly atmosphere, and differs, as it showcases club displays from across the country. It therefore attracts so many enthusiasts of all levels and it was so great to catch up with so many friends not seen for so long! A huge thank you to everyone that came along, and especially to all our customers for your ongoing support.
Some excellent trees were on display, and we very much enjoyed adding the ‘pot display’ dimension, which seemed to again be very well received.
The display showcased works made by just 5 leading Japanese potters for shohin, with accompanying information: Gyouzan, Kamiya Ryuen, Ino Shukuho, Wajaku, & Ikko.
All pots made by Ino Shukuho
Congratulations to Shiten Bonsai Society (of which I’m a back seat member) for their excellent winning display, and to everyone who entered trees.
Photographed below is one tree that really captured my interest - an Acer Campestre (field maple) planted on ‘iron rock’, with Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears), in a beautiful nanban pot by Bryan Albright. (From the Sutton club display).
And finally we would like to offer a huge thank you to Mark & Ming Moorland, and the fantastic team for working tirelessly to ensure so many people could enjoy this wonderful experience!
Heathrow Show started as a club level show, catering for local bonsai clubs. Over the past 9 years, it has grown into the U.K.'s largest and most popular show with around 35 bonsai clubs from around the U.K. taking part and displaying trees.
EBPC Trading & tree display for Maidstone B.S.
The EBPC has supported this show since we formed in 2016, and with over 200 pots and 28ft of trading space, we were sure to arrive early as setting up takes quite some time. Heathrow show has a large main room for the exhibition and tree sales, and another room for traders of pots and dry goods.
As always the EBPC pots proved extremely popular and some superb pieces were snapped up by customers old and new. Some great new pots were also collected from some of the potters, which will be available in the EBPC shop soon.
I was also display trees with Maidstone Bonsai Society. Below are a few of my trees in our display, including my Olive which took joint 1st place in the exhibitor's vote. (The other joint 1st went to another Maidstone club member, Dean, with his beautiful Kokonoe Pine that can be seen behind.)
Below are the final results. For more photos, please visit Swindon Bonsai Club's blog here.