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Beautiful Bonsai

Our programme

Not a member?

 

Visitors are very welcome at all of our meetings except the AGM.

Under normal circumstances
, Subscribing Members pay £2 to the chairman of a meeting that they attend, and visitors pay £4. Where that is not the case, it will be made clear in the description of the meeting.

 

Subscribing Members pay no fee to attend the AGM.

Schedule

Each meeting will be chaired by one Committee member in rotation who will manage the meeting and keep it running to time. In addition, virtual meetings will be hosted on Zoom by another Committee member managing the technology.

Zoom meetings will be one hour. In-person meetings will be two hours, including judging a table show and a coffee/tea break.

Structure of a meeting

In-person meetings will be two hours and include a coffee/tea break.

  1. Introduction and welcome (10 mins)

  2. Presentation / interactive discussion (40 mins)

  3. Tree advice (10 mins)

  4. Table show (5 mins)

  5. Notices by members

By month

January

No meeting this month

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February 9th

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Meeting from 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre.

Chair: Jackie Rendell

Main topics: Introduction to the venue; Advice on repotting; Future programme for 2023.

Please bring bonsai to work on.

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March 9th

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Chair: Hely Norton

Panel: Jackie Rendell + Members

Main topics:

  • "Do I Look Good In This?" - Matching the correct pot to your bonsai tree;

  • Website update from Alex Labram.

Please bring trees and pots for discussion, as well as bonsai for the table show.

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April 13th

From 19:00 - 20:00 on Zoom

(link to be provided)

Host: Chris Durne (in USA)

Speaker: Jackie Rendell

Main topics: Unusual bonsai - a presentation.

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May 11th

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Chair: Daniel Hausherr

Speaker: To be confirmed

Main topics: Identifying your bonsai tree's species and styling options.

Please bring bonsai to identify and style, and for a table show.

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June 8th

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Chair: Mark Watts

Speaker: Chris Durne

Main topics:

  • Summer pruning;

  • Designing a Japanese three-point Tokonoma display.

Please bring trees to discuss, and for the table show.

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August 12th

Tree walk - venue to be confirmed

Provider: John Wells

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September 14th

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Chair: Hely Norton

Guest speaker: Mark Moreland (UKBA)

Main topics: Propagating Shohin
bonsai.

Please bring trees for the table show.

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October 12th

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Chair: Jackie Rendell

Guest speaker: Peter Shields

Main topics: Planting tree seeds.

Please bring trees for the table show.

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November 9th - AGM

From 18:45 - 20:45 at The Abbey Centre

Chair: Christopher McKane

Main topics: Annual General Meeting and presentation of competition awards.

Followed by a social get together.

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