Last Chance for Bonsai 30 Clothing

Last call for anyone wanting to purchase Bonsai 30 branded clothing for the main event on 17th & 18th September 2016. Each item will be embroidered with the logo shown below.


Available are Beanie hats at £10 each. black only


T-Shirts at £13 each or Polo Shirts at £15 Available in black or white.


Quality Regatta Softshell Jackets at £36 each, black only.


Fleeces at £22 each, black only.


The cut off date for ordering is Thursday 1st September.

Payment in advance is required and can be made via Paypal to our treasurer at 

Order via

Please state clearly the size you require.

Order will not be complete until the payment is received.

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Visitors to Bonsai 30

For anyone visiting our Bonsai 30 event in September and are looking for accommodation, you need to book quickly. Hotel room space in Belfast fills up fast for weekends. We have looked at some of the nearest Hotels to the venue in Botanic Gardens and we have a discount deal in place with Holiday Inn Express, Queens Quarter, at 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP. If you book via the phone only, and quote ‘Bonsai 30’ when booking, you will receive discount on the room rate. Ring them on 028 90311909. Click on the image below for more info but remember to book over the phone only for discount.

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Further details about airport transport and local taxi service to follow.

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Bonsai @ Greenmount This Weekend

Just a reminder that we are having our annual ‘come and have a go’ weekend at Greenmount this weekend. A small display of bonsai will be there along with a demo and hands on workshop for anyone who wants to try their hand at bonsai. We will also be prepping a few trees for Bonsai 30. We will also have a sales area for our members to sell or swap bonsai and related material.

The Koi Society will also have there amazing fish on display in there own Show as well, so a double attraction while you can also wander the beautiful walled garden and grounds of the Green Mount Campus.

All the info can be viewed below. Hope to see you there.


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Bonsai 30 Fast Approaching!

Not long now until our Bonsai 30 Exhibition in September. Details on the flyer below, please share freely thank you.

Bonsai 30 poster FINAL DRAFT

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BE 2016 @ Botanic Gardens Belfast

The Bonsai Experience event ran by our club in partnership with funding from Belfast City Council took place on Saturday at Botanic Gardens Belfast. This is a pop up event appearing first thing on Saturday morning and gone by 6pm. As a club it’s a fun event to do, with us only needing to bring trees along and everything else already in place for our day ahead. We opened to the public at 10.30am  and had a decent amount of people through the doors in the first 2 hours. Our Children’s workshop ran during the day but we had a real surge of participants at the start and, with lots of hands assisting, we created some nice Larch starter bonsai for the kids. It was great to see them wiring and pruning away.

A big thank you to Belfast City Council for funding us again this year, however, the biggest thanks must go to our own members who did a sterling job of setting up, running the day and taking it all away again. I have no doubt that we’ll gain new members from this event.

I have added a gallery of the photos from the event below that capture the day. Perhaps not many shots of the bonsai themselves as a marquee isn’t the best place to capture good quality snaps of trees, but these will give you an idea of what a fun day we had.

With close to 1000 visitors, despite the football match and other local events, we were delighted with the days impact on bringing bonsai to the people. A great experience all round.

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