The U.K.'s premier bonsai show goes from strength to strength!
Many of the best trees in the U.K. were on display as well as suiseki and bonsai ceramics. The traders area was a treat for enthusiasts and traders alike, with trees from some of the UK's leading bonsai nurseries, pot dealers, potters, sellers of tools and everything else a bonsai aficionado could want!
For a better idea of what was on display, Sylvestris Studios were comissioned to create a video documentary of the show, which is definitely worth a watch.
You can find it here.
The EBPC were asked to put on a bonsai pot display, which this year was in the theme of cascades. 'The Ups and Downs of Bonsai'.
Here are just a few pics (didn’t get a minute to get more!) of the day and of some of the pot display. It was great to meet up with old friends as always.
… pictured above - Les Storey with one of his winning trees, a stunning blackthorn in a gorgeous Stone Monkey pot … an excellent windswept Hawthorne display by Russ Farley, displayed on a table by DR Bonsai Tables … and I was nursed back to health by frog boy, Simon Haddon of Sukteki bonsai pots
A few of the pots on display ..
A few people were heard saying that this was the best show in the UK to date, and the quality, not only of the trees, but also of the intricacies of display, was very impressive. It is quite obvious from the exhibition that British enthusiasts are paying more attention to quality pot, stands, accents and display details. With some of the displays being at a high standard for a show anywhere in the world.
Thank you to all of our customers! We doubled our best Expo sales ever again, and had the busiest and most enjoyable day! … Again, it has been very noticeable that year on year, British enthusiasts are buying better quality bonsai pots and are more knowledgeable about the quality European and Japanese pots and their charms.