February meeting

We just want remind that next club meeting is going to be on Friday, 21/02/2014 at 8 pm in Blackrock National Hurling Club. All very welcome. Do not forgot bring some of yours trees for the critique and workshop.

We will see then.  

Coming events 2014

World Bonsai Friendship Federation

 

2014

international

tokyo

japan

February 4 -12

2014

88th Kokofu-TenTokyo Metropolitan Museum at Ueno Park. Admission: ¥1000.1: 88th Kokufu exhibitionPart 1 Feb 4 to Feb 7

Feb 8 is closed because they will change all bonsai for part 2 display.

Part 2 Feb 9 to Feb 12.

Bonsai market is open at the Ueno Green Club near the museum. Japan Bonsai Association phone +81-3-3821-3059.

 

national

nagoya

japan

February

2014

3rd Tokai-Miyabi-Ten3rd Tokai-Miyabi-Ten at Shonai-Ryokuchi Green Plaza in Nagoya, Japan. Hosted by the All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association. Admission is free. Hosted by the All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association.

national

Swindon

uk

Feb 23

 2014

12th ‘Winter Image’ Show, SwindonSunday 23rd Feb 2014 at Stratton Community Centre, Grange Drive, Swindon SN3 4JY10.30 – 4.30 pmFurther details on the web site…………… www.swindon-bonsai.co.uk

 

National

Northumberland

uk

8th – 9th March 2014

The British Shohin Association announces the 7th Exhibition  at Willowbog BonsaiDemos.  Valentine BroseFor further information please contact:John Armitage  jarmitagebonsai@hotmail.co.uk

Graham Walker  graham.walker11@ntlworld.com

LOCAL

wisley

surrey

uk

15-16th March

2014

Sutton Bonsai Club will be running a show at Wisley RHS gardens over the weekend of the 15-16th March 2014https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisley-Bonsai-show-2014/341738335931291?ref=hl

LOCAL

BIRMINGHAM

UK

16th March

2014

Birmingham Botanical GardensFriends of the National Bonsai Collection, Bonsai Boot SaleTel 01543 685600  email turtonkim@hotmail.com

national

osaka

japan

March 21-23

2014

22nd Shunga-Ten22nd Shunga-Ten at Hanamizuki Hall (Mizu-no-Yakata) in Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Park in Osaka, Japan. Admission is free. Hosted by the All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association.

regional

coventry

uk

6 April

2014

The Bonsai Traders Association, Spring Show, Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore, CoventryThe perfect opportunities to get all your bonsai essentials.For more information contact Corin TomlinsonPhone: 0115 9205757 Email: office@bonsai.co.uk

www.bonsaitraders.org.uk

 

regional

avignon

france

March 22-23

2014

Regional exhibition of PACA (south of France).Selection of trees for French congress

national

arco,

 italy

April11 -13

2014

Union of Italian Bonsai ClubsJapan Arts and Cultural Exhibition at  the four day Japan Bonsai and Arts Event at Arco on Lake Garda. On display will be over 100 bonsai and suiseki from around Italy. Together with trade stands and a Japan Arts and Culture FestivalContact: Secretary: Costa, Gino     costa@ubibonsai.it 

national

new jersey

usa

April 25-27

2014

The 31st MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies’ Spring Festival will be held April 25-27, 2014 at the Ramada Hotel in East Hanover, NJ. Featured bonsai artists are, Takashi Iura from Japan, Corin Tomlinson from the UK, and Suthin Sukosolvisit from the US. The Festival features Friday workshops, members’ bonsai exhibit, raffles of demo material, silent auctions, exhibit critiques (Sat.), banquet and live auction, and a large vendor area. For more information go to:http://midatlanticbonsai.freeservers.com

LOCAL

NORTH DEVON

UK

26 – 27 April 2014

North Devon Bonsai Society – www.bonsai-northdevon.co.ukRHS Rosemoor, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PHTel: 0845 265 8072Info: Roy on (044) 01398 341 440 or hutchison415@btinternet.com

 

regional

birmingham

 uk

April 27

2014

Birminghah Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Rd.South Staffs Bonsai Society presents its Annual Show, 10.30  – 4.00pm  together with established local collectors. Trade stands for all bonsai needs, Demonstrations and advice table.dolmanandy@yahoo.co.uk 

national

arco

italy

May 1 – 4

2014

The 29th ARCOBONSAI CONVENTION “ Giappone ad ARCO” will be held in Arco (Trentino) ItalyTree and suiseki exhibitions – Demonstrations at the same time of twenty Italian teachers  and twenty clubs  for the 13th  Arco bonsai contest. Demontrators  Iura Takashi and Isao Omachi
Demo and show of suiseki, kusamono, ikebana,  origami, sumi-e, shodo, ceramik making, keido,The greatest market of plants, tools, ceramic and plastic pots, fertilizers and so   Also 16th ARCOFIORI – market of flowers and typical local products. Further details will be on the web site:  info@arcobonsai.com

www.arcobonsai.com

 

TOUR OF JAPAN

May 1 – 11

2014

Omiya Bonsai Festival,  visit the most beautiful gardens of Tokyo, Hakone and KyotoJoin an 11 day tourRegistration can be done online on the website: www.autrementlejapon.com

A banner on the site will take you to the page for this trip.

 

regional

bournemouth

uk

May 4

2014

Wessex Bonsai Society, Annual Exhibition and 25th Open Competition, Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Kinson,, Bournemouth BH10 7LH.Further details: www.wessexbonsaisociety.co.uk.

local

accrington

uk

May 4-5

2014

ACCRINGTON & DISTRICT BONSAI SOCIETY, SPRING SHOW at Daisy Nook Garden Centre Stannybrook Road Failsworth M35 9WJ

national

washington dc

usa

May 2-4

2014

The Bonsai Festival at the (U.S.) National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, Washington, DC.Sponsored by the Potomac Bonsai Association, The U.S. National Arboretum and the National Bonsai FoundationThe U.S. National Arboretum3501 New York Ave., NE   Washington, DC 20002

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

 

national

malvern

 uk

May 8 – 11

Malvern Spring Garden ShowRoyal Horticultural Society UKOne of the years leading Horticultural events, featuring many bonsai together with other horticultural exhibits.www.rhs.org.uk

 

international

omiya

japan

May 3rd -5th

2014

The “Bonsai Mura” Festival, which takes places every year from May 3-5, is considered to be the most important one in Japan.Each year, 230,000 people travel to Omiya for this unique event in order to admire the growers’ collections and aficionados’ exhibits, as well as to purchase materials.

INTERNATIONAL

WROCLAW
POLAND

May 9 -11

2014

European Bonsai Association Annual Convention ,Centennial Hall, Wroclaw, PolandExhibition Office DirectorMichał Malawski             tel. +48 508 168 230e-mail     michal.malawski@e-freedom.pl

Demonstrations      – Kevin Willson (UK) Udo FisherD),Ruud Halink (F),  Martin Nielsen (DK), Sándor Papp (H)  Bernard Jaworowicz (MC

 

local

middlesex

uk

May17

2014

Middlesex Bonsai Society Annual Show, Saturday 17th May 2014,10-30am to 4.00pmWoodford Hall, Poplars Close, Ruislip,HA4 7BURefreshments available, Sales tables, Demo’s during dayMore details ,Roger Gibbs  roger.gibbs@talktalk.net

 

national

nantes

france

May 17-18

2014

FRENCH BONSAI CONVENTIONDuring the “floralies, international exhibition”in NANTESdetails to follow on : www.ffb-bonsai.org

 

international

chelsea,london

uk

May 20 – 24

2014

Chelsea Flower ShowRoyal Horticultural Society UKThe countries  leading Horticultural event, featuring many bonsai together plant displays and show gardenswww.rhs.org.uk

local

birmingham

uk

June 1st

2014

Midland Bonsai Society Annual Show, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

local

lworcestershire

uk

24th May

2014

The South Worcester Annual Show to be held at David’s Garden Centre, Ash Lane,  Martin Hussingtree, Nr Worcester. WR3 8TB.Club DisplayFurther details from malcolmstyles@yahoo.com or phone on 07761-440078 

national

kanuma city

japan

May 31 –June 9

We are pleased to announce that the 43rd KANUMA SATSUKI FESTIVAL is to be held from May 31, 2014 to June 9, 2014.

  • Exhibition of SATSUKI
  • Contest of SATSUKI
  • Sales of SATSUKI
  • Exhibition and Sales of other bonsai

Address:2086-1 Moro Kanuma-shi Tochigi 322-0026 JAPAN  http://kaboku.jimdo.com/event/japan/2014

bonsaizamurai@gmail.com

 

international

monaco

June 6-8

2014

Monaco Bonsai Expo    Friday 6 to Sunday, June 8, 2014International Exhibition of Bonsai, Suiseki, Pottery Shohin collection and KusamonoDemos.Takeo Kawabe ,Tomohiro Masumi  Bruno Hellerwww.lesjolismatinsdejuin.fr.

national

birmingham

uk

June 11 – 15

2014

RHS Flower Show at Gardeners World Live, National Exhibition CentreRoyal Horticultural Society UKOne of the years leading Horticultural events, featuring many bonsai together with other horticultural exhibits.www.rhs.org.uk

regional

delft

netherlands

June 14- 15

Bonsai van het Westen  June 14 – 15 2014   DelftThe second weekend in June we hold our annual bonsai exhibition Bonsai West. ”  This year the exhibition will be central, but around it many other activities will take place.  The exhibition will be opened on June 14, at 10:00 hours. At about 200 meters from the Botanical Garden there is  free parking. Entry fee is four euro’s and fifty cents.  This includes a visit to the botanical garden!Workshop by Marc NoelandersBonsai demonstration Bruno Wijman            www.bonsaivanhetwesten.nl

 

LOCAL

BEDFORDSHIRE

UK

28 / 29 June

2014

Bedfordshire Bonsai Society Annual ShowPoplars Garden CentreHarlington Rd, Toddington,Dunstable,  Bedfordshire, LU5 6HE

Details  07860 682161    email:  john_trinder@hotmail.com

international

dresden

germany

June20 -22

2014

Bonsai Triennale 20 – 22 June 2014  Dresden PillnitzPillnitz Castle and Park August Böckstiegel-Straße 2 01326 DresdenBonsai Triennial” is a joint project of the National Bonsai organizations in the Czech Republic, Poland and the Central German Bonsai Regional Association eVWith the “Bonsai Triennale” the participating associations and working groups will jointly establish an annual exhibition, which should represent the high level of bonsai in the region
Internet: www.bonsai-triennale.eu Internet: www.bonsai-triennale.eu

Mail: mbr(at)bonsai.regional.de

 

National,

 Pétange, Luxembourg

June 28-29

 2014

22. Bonsai Weekend by Bonsai Frenn Minett Déifferdang
Club show Saturday 10.00-19.00h and Sunday 10.00-18.00h
Demonstrators on Sunday: Marcio Meruje (Portugal) and Jean-Paul Polmans (Belgium)
Interesting yamadori material for sale

regional

enfield

 uk

June 29

2014

The Bonsai Traders Association, Summer ShowCapel manor, EnfieldThe perfect opportunities to get all your bonsai essentials.For more information contact Corin Tomlinson

Phone: 0115 9205757 Email: office@bonsai.co.uk

www.bonsaitraders.org.uk

 

regional

exmouth

uk

June 29th

2014

Bonsai South West 2014.Hosted by Exeter Bonsai Society, The Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth. EX8 2AZ, doors open from 10.00 am – 4.30 pm.For further info:- Brian-01392 437525, or brian.mackichan@mypostoffice.co.uk 

regional

BIRMINGHAM

UK

July 6

2014

BONSAI FOR ALL  –  BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENSOrganised by the Friends of the National CollectionThis one day event will include an exhibition of trees from around the UK as well as a large Trade FairInfo  mkhughes567@btinternet.com

LOCAL

NEWBURY,

 WEST BERKSHIRE,

 UK

July 6

2014

Newbury & District Bonsai Society once again host BONSAI ROOTS atRoots Garden Centre, Prior’s Court Road, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9TG.10:00am – 16:00pmDisplays from clubs, bonsai traders, demonstrations and members of many clubs working on trees.

Details from Dave on 0118 983 3188 or email newbury.bonsai@btinternet.com

NATIONAL

FaILAND,

BRISTOL

UK

July 19

2014

The 2nd ‘Magical Bonsai Accents’ exhibition.Dedicated to bonsai related ‘quality’ accent items such as kusamono, kokedama, shitakusa, suiseki, hanging scrolls, mini bronze sculptures and other figurines, accent plants, accent pots, display tables etc.Saturday 19th July 2014. open to visitors from 10.00 – 17.00Location.   Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane, Failand, North Somerset, BS8

international

hampton court

uk

July8- 13

2014

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Great Garden FestivalRoyal Horticultural Society UKOne of the years leading Horticultural events, featuring many bonsai together with other horticultural exhibits.www.rhs.org.uk

regional

knutsford

cheshire

uk

July 24 – 27

2014

RHS Flower Show Tatton ParkRoyal Horticultural Society UKOne of the years leading Horticultural events, featuring many bonsai together with other horticultural exhibits. Together with national Young Designer of the Yearwww.rhs.org.uk

regional

essex

uk

July 26, 27

2014

SOUTHEND BONSAI SOCIETY   35th Annual Show  Bushukan Bonsai Nursery Lower Road Hockley Essex SS5 5NL Opening times 11am to 4pm both days

Free admission:

Demonstrations in Pottery, Bonsai styling

 For more details call 01702 201029

 

local

preston

uk

August 2-3

2014

ACCRINGTON & DISTRICT BONSAI SOCIETYSUMMER SHOW 2nd & 3rd AUGUST
at Barton Grange Garden Centre Brock Preston PR3 0BT

international

puerto rico

August 12 – 17, 2014

11th Latin American Bonsai EncounterFELAB 2014Hotel El Conquistador Fajardo, PRAll information is on our web: www.felab2014.com

INTERNATIONAL

Brisbane,

Gold Coast,

 Australia

21 -24 August

2014

Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs Ltd invites you to the Bonsai Clubs International Convention 2014‘Sunrise on Australian Bonsai’ Gold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaInternational Headliner Demonstrators are Zhao Qingquan from China, Shinichi Nakajima from Japan. Other international Demonstrators supporting the program are. Chen Wenjuan from China, Budi Sulistyo from Indonesia, Nikunj and Jyoti Parekh from India,Master Potter Gong Lin Min from China and Viewing Stone Presenter Tom Elias from USA.The Australian Demonstrators are Tony Bebb from Queensland, Chris Di Nola from New South Wales and Joe Morgan-Payler from Victoria.

                For all convention information, including online registration and hotel bookings, please visit www.goldcoast2014.bonsai0bci.com

 

regional

nottingham

uk

September 6,7

2014

Bonsai Bash 2014Greenwood Bonsai Studio, Ollerton Rd, Arnold, Nottingham.www.bonsai.co.uk

NATIONAL

ROCHESTER
USA

Sept 13 -14

2014

4th U.S. National Bonsai ExhibitionCome see some of the finest bonsai in the United States as well as visit the largest vending area in the country. International judges, Susumu Nakamura (Japan), Lindsay Bebb (Australia) and David Easterbrook (Canada) will also be presenting demonstrations.www.internationalbonsai.com or WNV@internationalbonsai.com

national

rouen

france

September 20-21

2014

National Shohin exhibition Saint Leger du Bourg Denis (Near ROUEN)Details to follow on www.ffb-bonsai.org 

LOCAL

WISLEY, SURREY

UK

Sat 20/ Sun 21 Sept 2014

Surrey Heath Bonsai Society are holding their annual show atWisley, Sat 20/ Sun 21 Sept 2014.  It is a Silver Jubilee event.Details to follow

regional

barnsley

uk

October 19

2014

Not as stated Sept 29

The Bonsai Traders Association,Autumn Show  Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley, YorkshireThe perfect opportunities to get bonsai essentials.,For more information contact Corin Tomlinson

Phone: 0115 9205757 Email: office@bonsai.co.uk

http://www.bonsaitraders.co.uk/

 

national

 Mulhouse

france

October 2-12

2014

 “Bonsai Euro Top 30 N°2”. The exhibition will take place in Mulhouse (France, at the Parc Expo), from the 2. October to the 12 October, with an important congress the 11 and 12 October (international demonstrators, Tohru SUZUKI for example). For the first event  in 2010, we have had more than 135 000 visitors !

national

bandung

indonesia

October 11 – 13

The Indonesian Bonsai Society and The Indonesian Suiseki Association will have a Grand Indonesian Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition. The convention will be on 11 to 13 October 2014 in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia.The headliners are : Shinichi Nakajima, Jose Luis Rodriguez Macias, Huang Jiu Wei, Ng Sing Fat, Minhsuan Lo on Bonsai and Chiara Padrini on suisekiwww.bonsai-ppbi.com/celebrate35 

regional

saulieu

france

October 18 -19

2014

Stephanie and Frédéric ChenalEuropean Bonsai-san ShowSaulieu, France  Frédéric CHENAL chenal.frederic@wanadoo.fr 

national

mannheim

germany

18-19 October

2014

German Bonsai Club Convention 2014Incl. AGMMannheim / LuisenparkMore information: www.bonsai-faszinationen.de

internnational

yogyakarta

indonesia

October 18-21

2014

International Bonsai Art & Culture BiennaleWhen Art and Culture Meet Through Bonsai in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at the Vrederburg Fortress Museum in concert with the celebration of 258th birthday of Yogyakarta City. Competition for the Sultan Trophy for the best bonsai along with art & cultural activities during the event, e.g. demo of batik drawing, silver jewellery, ceramic making, painting, sculpture, traditional music (gamelan) & dance, and wayang (puppet) show. Details TBA at www.internationalbonsaibiennale.com  or from Robert Steven at robertbonsai@hotmail.com

LOCAL

MIDDLESEX

uk

October 26th 2014

Heathrow Bonsai Show,  The Barn, High Street,  Harlington UB3 5ER,Details  07850  771201   email   markmoreland@live.co.uk

2015

REGIONAL

EXMOUTH

UK

June 7th

2015

Bonsai South West 2015.Hosted by Exeter Bonsai Society, on Sunday 7th June 2015, at The Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth. EX8 2AZ, doors open from 10.00am. – 4.30 pm.For further info:- Brian-01392 437525, or brian.mackichan@mypostoffice.co.uk 

INTERNATIONAL VILNIUS

LITHUANIA

September 4th-6th

2015

EBA and ESA  Convention and iv Japanese Cultural Festivalwww.bonsailithuania.com

BURY

MANCHESTER

UK

October 10/11

2015

Bonsai Europa: The Castle Armoury, Bury, North ManchesterBonsai Exhibition in the UK,A distinctive approach  to Classical Bonsai from European Artists

INTERNATIONAL

CAPE TOWN
SOUTH AFRICA

Oct 2015

The 4th African Bonsai Association Convention, Cape Town, South Africa.ABC4 Administration ABC4.CapeTown@gmail.com

2016

INTERNATIONAL VILNIUS

LITHUANIA

September 2nd- 4th

2016

Bonsai Clubs International   Convention  and v Japanese Cultural Festivalwww.bonsailithuania.com

2017

INTERNATIONAL

SAITAMA
JAPAN

The 8th World BONSAI  Convention, Saitama City.Dates to be announced