The NIBS are visiting the garden of Josh Reynolds, containing some of the best Deciduous Bonsai in Ireland. This is a chance for a sneek peep at some of the trees being exhibited for the first time at Bonsai 30 this year, and perhaps the only time they will be exhibited due to their size.
The visit takes place next Saturday 28th May at 10.30am. It will cost £5 per person with light refreshments available on the day. It will take roughly 2 hours for Josh’s tour of his bonsai looking at the history and development of each.
If you are interested please use the contact us tab at the top of the page for more details and directions.
A busy year for the club with some new events being added to our calendar. Next up is our Bonsai Experience event supported by Belfast Parks. This takes place in Botanic Gardens, Belfast on Saturday 25th June 10.30 – 6pm. After the success of last year’s event with over 1500 visitors viewing our exhibition we were keen to run this fun event again. We have increased the kids workshop places to 30 as this was so popular last year.
Then we have the Rose Show event in July at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Belfast were members and public alike can enter bonsai into the flower show in the beautiful International renowned Rose Gardens.
Then we have our ‘come and have a go’ Event up at Greenmount in Antrim. Please note that the dates for this weekend have changed and will now be held on Saturday 13th & 14th August
Then we have the main event of the year, our ‘Bonsai 30’ Exhibition on 17th & 18th September, but more about that later…
It is with real sincerity that I thank all those who made our Bonsai 30 Auction possible. Last night we raised £1836.50 towards staging our 30th Anniversary Exhibition in September. This will go a long way to covering our costs. The auction page has been updated with the winning totals reached for each lot. Congratulations to the successful bidders.
The following, in no particular order, are those who donated items to the auction for sale;
Mark Cashman, Caleb Brown, Neil Boulton, Marius Andrzejak , Philip Donnelly, Stephen Dodds, Maciej Targosinski, Peter Warren, Robert Porch, Ian Young, Valerie McDonagh, Ben Follis, Alan McManus, Ruby Taggart, Thomas Galway, Josh Reynolds.
Just a reminder that the online bidding deadline for our auction is 9pm tonight (Thursday 7th) We will not take bids after than time via the auction page.
We have a What’s App group for those sitting with winning bids, but who can’t be there on the night. If you are not sitting with a winning bid, you will not be added to this group.
The club meeting starts at 8pm tomorrow night and we hope to begin bidding between 8.15 and 8.30pm. If you come a little early you may be any to spend more time viewing the Lots prior to the auction starting. The auction is open to all, not just club members.
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Good luck everyone, and if you are successful, perhaps you’ll be as happy as this lady. Looks like she bought a beech ;-)