Wirral Bonsai Club held their annual show at Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, Cheshire over the August Bank Holiday.
Gordale was established in 1948 and is one of the oldest garden centres in Britain and has continued to grow and expand ever since. Gordale was originally bought by Harold and Joyce Nicholson whilst they worked on a farm in Wiltshire. They arrived by motorbike and sidecar, along with their six ducks, while their cows followed by train before being walked from Hooton station to Gordale.
There was a fabulous exhibition of bonsai trees from the Wirral Group. This year, the Cheshire Bonsai Society were exhibiting as a guest society. There was also a good selection of bonsai accessories for sale by Green Dragon Bonsai, together with their latest batch of wire trees. http://www.greendragonbonsai.co.uk , together with a Club raffle, with experts on hand to impart their knowledge and skill to the many visitors attending.
Below is a Slideshow of the weekend:
Hyper Japan, the UK’s biggest celebration of the colourful side of Japan’s culture, music, fashion and cuisine, took over The Olympia in Kensington from 15th – 17th July. Hyper Japan is an event for the most dedicated of Japanophiles, in costume or otherwise.
via Hyper Japan 2016 — Sussex Bonsai Group
One of the Wirral Bonsai Club’s venues is the Port Sunlight Garden Centre which is nestled in the heart of the delightful Port Sunlight village, purpose-built by William Hesketh Lever of Lever Brothers fame, for his soap factory workers.
It is a picturesque village, with garden and architectural styles influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement.
This weekend the Wirral Bonsai Club hosted yet another superb show, with an excellent array of members trees on display. It was well supported and organised, with a constant stream of visitors. Members were on hand to give advice and promote the club and bonsai related items were up for grabs in the raffle.
Below is a slideshow of some of the trees on display …
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Originally posted on Sussex Bonsai Group:
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